Laughter is the Key to Life presents “We Dare You Not To Laugh” Comedy Tour on October 25, 2014 from 8pm-10pm at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in NYC. Doors open at 7pm. To purchase tickets, call the Hunter College box office at 212-772-4448.
There’s been several specific group collaborations of comedy shows throughout the years, including the Kings of Comedy, the Queens of Comedy, Latin Kings of Comedy however, in the history of comedy there’s never been a comedy show consisting of all disabled comics. In doing this show United Spinal member and sit-down comic Damon Rozier wants the world to acknowledge that society should not judge a book or person by its’ cover but rather take the time out to read the book and meet the individual behind the disability.
The stories each of these comedians share throughout their set brings a new light to a world that society for years has considered to be taboo. The new faces of disability have arrived and it is represented by Didier “DJ” Cassagnol, T.P. Lucas, Charles Walden, and Damon Rozier.
A portion of all proceeds and funds will be donated to the I Believe Inc. foundation. I Believe Inc. is a 501(c)(3) in the state of New Jersey. I Believe Inc. was founded in 2008 by Richard Gaskin, President of I Believe Inc. As a victim of gun violence that left Richard paralyzed from the neck down. He found there was very little known about his condition and through out the years decided to open up his world to others and showed them through documentaries, songs and advocating what life is like having spinal cord injury. Through inspiration from his hero Christopher Reeve, he founded a way to help others like himself and have the opportunity to provide services to their community as well. I Believe Inc has work with several other organizations and advocates. With the support of many iconic figures, the organization has reached through out the spinal cord injured communities. Over the years IBI has collaborated with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, NSCIA, Keck Center, Michael J Fox and many others.