TICKLE ME TUESDAYS 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW-
TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION.
Professional and amateur stand-up comedians from the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, New York and many points in between have been getting together at the Allentown Brewworks to offer the region's most unique comedy showcase: Tickle Me Tuesdays. We'll celebrate the first year of this tremendously popular show on
Tuesday, January 27th
with headliner ALEX HOUSE,
with proceeds going to the
American Diabetes Association.
The anniversary show will start at 8pm
on the 27th, but doors will open a little earlier than usual: 6:30, because the Fegley family, owners of the Allentown Brew Works, have pledged 10% of all checks at the show that night towards the ADA, so patrons are encouraged to come early to enjoy a full Brew Works food and beverage menu. In addition, Ryan Hill, the host and producer of Tickle Me Tuesdays, has pledged all door money to the fight against diabetes, minus performer fees.
We are asking a $5 minimum cash donation at the door per person; the usual door charge for Tickle Me Tuesdays is $5.
Lauren Wiley, the ADA's Director in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is thrilled to have Tickle Me Tuesdays as her first fundraiser of 2009, saying "You can't beat having a fun event for a good cause. This will be a really important year for the American Diabetes Association, and it means so much to start it off with an event that people will really enjoy." This show will be produced in the memory of Hill's grandmother, Margaret, who passed away from long-term effects of diabetes in 1998.
Headliner Alex House, based in Easton, is one of the Valley's most successful professional comics and has been seen on Last Comic Standing, The View and Good Morning America. This show will feature previous Tickle Me Tuesday headliner Pat House, the host of the Comedy Central Presents Live! Tour. Also scheduled to perform are some of the amateur comics who made their comedy debuts at TMT in 2008 and have fast become audience favorites, such as Randy Tonge (Breinigsville), Kate Lawrence (Bethlehem) and Steve Bost (Bethlehem). Robert Palos, originally from Hellertown but now residing in Chicago, where he is a regular in the club circuit, will be back in the homeland to perform.
The Allentown Brew Works is located at 812 Hamilton Street in Allentown's Renaissance Square. Advance tickets are not available for this show, but reservations can be made by calling the Brew Works at 610.433.7777. Free parking is available on all surrounding streets, including Hamilton, 8th and 9th, anytime after 6pm. There is also a free parking lot available off of 8th Street between Hamilton and Linden Streets; the entrance to the Brew W orks is less than 50 yards from that lot.
Please note: Tickle Me Tuesdays are normally held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month; the anniversary show was pushed back a week due to inauguration events being held at the Brew Works on the 20th.