'Laffathon' comedy shows to raise money for center TTC


Laughter, like virtue, may be its own reward, but on Sunday evening fans of great comedy will have a chance to chuckle and be of service to others.

The Annapolis Comedy Club and the Friends of the Maryland Rehabilitation Center of Baltimore are sponsoring a "Laffathon" to raise money for the center, which serves disabled people from across the state.

There will be two shows, one at 7:30 p.m., the other at 9:45 p.m. Tickets are $10 each.

A dinner show package, at a cost of $19.95, will be available for the first show. The price includes admission to the show and a buffet dinner.

Two of the featured comics were chosen because of their ability to perform, despite disabilities, said Fred Neil, spokesman for the Maryland Division of Rehabilitative Services.

Brett Lake, the headliner, has multiple sclerosis. He has appeared three times on "The Tonight Show" and on "Comic Strip Live" and "Comedy Central."

Michael Aronin, who has cerebral palsy, will be the master of ceremonies. Mr. Aronin works as a counselor for the Division of Rehabilitation Services when he's not telling jokes onstage.

"What adds to this event is that both of these very funny gentlemen demonstrate that only their ability counts," said Mr. Neil. "That's what our agency is all about and that is why we are so grateful to the Annapolis Comedy Club for their generous support."

Another featured performer will be Mat Kazam of Washington, who has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central and the Comedy Caravan Tour.

For reservations, call 626-7515.

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