Moriah Forget about the usual bake sales and coin drops. The Moriah Volunteer Fire Department just asks that people come laugh with them to raise money for the department.
Comedians Liam Whalen, Joe Pontillo, headliner Rich Carucci and special guest Craig Mahoney will deliver a comedic experience at the Mineville VFW, Raymond Wright Avenue, on Saturday, April 27. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.
“We do all the regular fundraisers, the breakfasts and the chicken barbecues but I thought why don’t we bring in a comedy show to our town and at the same time raise money for the fire department,” said department spokesman Jim Michener.
This will be the sixth comedy show fundraiser with Rich Carucci, Michener said.
“The comedy ranges from clean to not completely dirty but sort of filthy, so safe to say it is an (age) 18 and up event,” Michener said.
The show has been interactive, with the comedians bringing the crowds into their acts.
“He’ll usually pick at the audience, I never sit in the front few rows,” said Michener. “Though at the last show others caught on and when it began the first rows were empty, so Carlucci grabbed the mic and set it up in the back of the room. There wasn’t any hiding from it and it was a lot of fun.
“I’ve always believed if you do something different it will bring people out, and around here unless you travel, people don’t have a comedy show and we wanted to bring it to them,” said Michener.
The night will also feature a 50/50 raffle, cash bar and food and snacks will be available for sale.