Tavern Comedy Show to Host Fundraiser for Aurora Theatre Victim

On Sunday, Nov. 11th, the weekly "Happy Fun Time Comedy Show" at Rumpy's Tavern in Lenox, Mass will host a comedy show-fundraiser for a fellow comic, Caleb Medley, wounded at the Aurora Theatre shooting on July 20th.
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Nov. 7, 2012 - PRLog -- Lenox, Mass. (Monday, November 05, 2012) – They say laughter is the best medicine, but the weekly Happy Fun Time Comedy Show at Rumpy’s Tavern in Lenox is trying to provide a little more than laughter at its 30th show on Sun. Nov. 11th. At 8pm next Sunday, several comics from throughout New England will take the stage in the hopes of raising money for Caleb Medley, a fellow comedian and victim of the Aurora Theatre shooting in Colorado on July 20th.

Show host Thomas Attila Lewis says, “The mass shooting on July 20th in Colorado was horrific enough, but to find out that one of the victims was a stand-up comedian who was just getting started, performing at shows very much like the one we put on every week at Rumpy's, really hit home. Getting up on stage to perform the material you wrote is a tough task and it creates a real sense of community among those that undertake the challenge, so it was easy to ask this community to step up and help out one of their own. It's great knowing that the funds we raise will help Caleb's immediate needs as well as those of his infant son, who was born just 2 days after Caleb was shot.”

Caleb Medley was struck in the face by gunfire during the shooting that took place at the opening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” He survived, but has “lost his right eye, and has some brain damage and doctors have put him in a medically induced coma.” (Supportcaleb.com). Days after the shooting, Caleb’s son, Baby Hugo, was born. Caleb and his family are in desperate need of prayers and financial assistance. Information on how to donate can be found at SupportCaleb.com.

On Sun. Nov. 11th, the Happy Fun Time Comedy Show will pass around a “popcorn box” to collect any donations in support of Caleb Medley. The show will feature three comics: Tony Rogers, from Albany; Nick Caron, from Northampton; and Marty Caproni, a returning comic. The Happy Fun Time Comedy Show, created and run by local comic Thomas Attila Lewis, takes place at its home base, Rumpy’s Tavern, every Sunday night at 8pm. The comedy show is always free and 21+, with free food following the acts. There is an event Facebook page made entitled "Happy Fun Time Comedy Show #30 + Caleb Medley Fundraiser."

Part of The Village Inn at 16 Church St. in Lenox, MA, Rumpy’s Tavern is open 7 nights a week with entertainment each night. More information can be found at Rumpy’s Tavern’s Facebook page or at its website: http://rumpys-tavern.webs.com/. The tavern can also be reached at 413-637-0020 ext. 385.
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