WEEKEND: Laughter best medicine for Healthy Families with comedy shows

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Two comedy shows tonight will benefit Healthy Families of Clallam County.

The shows will be at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., in downtown Port Angeles

Tickets will be sold only at the door.

Tickets are $12 each or $10 each for parties of five or more.

A silent auction also is planned.

Tonight’s shows are the brainstorm of Tacoma comedian Greg Baldonado.

‘Out of the blue’

“He called me out of the blue about two months ago and said he would like to do a comedy fundraiser for Healthy Families,” said Becca Korby, executive director of the agency.

“It’s quite a little miracle dropped into our laps.

“He said, ‘You’ve helped someone I loved, and it’s important to me to help Healthy Families.’”

Baldonado said his fiancée had received help from Healthy Families.

“I want to help Healthy Families because they were so helpful for somebody who was close to me,” Baldonado said.

The headliner at the first show will be Duane Goad.

A stand-up comedian for more than 20 years, Goad has performed for private parties for Starbucks and Coca-Cola as well as at the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle and in Vancouver, B.C., and Reno.

Other performers

Also performing will be Dave Graham, Dylan Avila — who has family in Port Angeles, Baldonado said — and Eric Lorentzen.

Works at the silent auction will include:

n Mosaic glasswork by Priscilla Watts of Glass Everything.

n Photography by Verona Photography.

n Acyclic paintings by Baldonado’s fiancee, Juli Schneider.

Baldonado, who has performed stand-up comedy and produced comedy shows for about a year, owns Laugh Happy Productions and is a partner in Comedy 253 Presents, both in Tacoma.

For more information, phone Healthy Families at 360-452-3811.

The agency provides domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse prevention and treatment services free of charge to adult survivors, child victims, families of victims and for the general community.

Last modified: October 11. 2012 5:13PM
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