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Celebrities to perform For Africa Famine Relief in Washington, DC
Comedians Esther Ku, Jason Weems and Vince Barnett join up for a very special night of comedy as Worldwide Comedy's "Comedy For A Cause Tour" comes to the Gala Theater in Washington, DC on Friday November 4, 2011.
Presented by Worldwide Comedy Entertainment www.worldwidecomedyent.com, The “Comedy for a Cause Tour” will bring together supporters and fans of comedy for a thrilling evening of comedy Featuring Esther Ku, Jason Weems and Vince Barnett
Guests attending this unforgettable evening will enjoy performances by some of the funniest touring comedians today.
Ku recently wrapped filming on The Cookout 2 with Ja Rule, Wendy Williams, Charlie Murphy, Vivica Fox, Jalen Rose and Faizon Love. She can currently be seen in a national Office Depot ad and an international Volkswagon television commercial. Ku was selected as a finalist in NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 6. She was also selected by Howard Stern as a finalist in the Hottest Funniest Chick Contest on Sirius Satellite Radio. She has performed in the hit comedy Shear Madness, the longest-running non-musical play in American theatre history.
Weems has been seen at the most prestigious “By Invitation Only” comedy festival in the world, The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and recently added a featured semi-finalist credit to his name on the hit NBC Series Last Comic Standing. He also filmed his first 1 hour comedy special entitled Jason Weems Vol. 1: Intellectual Property.
Barnett has worked with and opened for some of the biggest names in comedy today including like Bill Cosby and Kevin Hart He’s also appeared on BET’s Bring that week back and recently made his acting debut in the indie romantic comedy ‘The Laundromat’. Some may also remember from from his brief stint on the daytime Emmy Award winning Starting Over. He's one of the most sought after comedians touring today.
A portion of the proceeds raised from "Comedy For A Cause Tour" ” will benefit Africa Famine Relief
Worldwide Comedy’s, Comedy For A Cause Tour has helped raise awareness and funds for various non-profits and organizations since it's Inception . With sold out shows in Philadelphia, Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC and Charleston, SC. Comedy For A Cause has raised thousands of dollars for various non-profit organizations in need.
“Please come out and help us support a worthy cause” states Comedian Vince Barnett the tours host.
TICKETS: Event tickets remain and can be purchased online
A few disturbing statistics about Famine in and it's impact:
In 2001, Somalia was ranked 161 out of 163 countries on the Human Development Index compiled by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Poverty is reflected in figures showing 45% of the population estimated to live on less that $1.00 per day. 73% live on less that $2.00 per day. GDP per capita is estimated to have fallen from US $280 in 1989 to $226 in 2002. Somalia is judged to have the 6th highest child mortality rate in the world. It has high levels of disease and hunger, poor life expectancy, low literacy, and poor access to clean water. In 2010 before the famine, 81.2% of Somalis were in poverty and 561,200 were refugees. Now, in 2011 the US Government has stated that so far 26,000 children under five years of age have died from the current famine.
Ways the public may support the Charitable cause:
• DONATE by clicking http://www.unhcr.org/
• BECOME A VOLUNTEER: Charities can always use help in various ways, please contact a charitable organization. Don't only donate money donate your time.
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