Comedy fundraiser to mark CLASP anniversary
Published 5:28 pm, Thursday, September 20, 2012
A stand-up-comedy fundraiser to celebrate Clasp Homes' 30th anniversary is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Fairfield Theatre Company in downtown Fairfield.
Comedians Jon Fisch and Moody McCarthy are slated to perform, with proceeds benefiting Westport-based Clasp, which provides housing and other services to adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
The celebration begins at 7 p.m. with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The show will follow at 8.
Tickets are $45 and $55.
In a news release, Clasp called Fisch a "prolific monologist with universal appeal." He is a regular at New York City's Gotham Comedy Club and Comedy Cellar, has appeared on Comedy Central's "Fresh Faces of Comedy" and was named one of Back Stage Magazine's "10 Standout Stand-ups."
McCarthy, a 20-year-veteran comic, will open the show. His credits include NBC-TV's "Last Comic Standing," ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," CBS-TV's "Star Search," "Comcast Comedy Spotlight" and opening for Wanda Sykes.
More InformationGuffaws for cause What: Stand-up comedy night to benefit Clasp homes When: Wednesday, Oct. 10, reception at 7 p.m., show at 8. Where: Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., downtown Fairfield Tickets: www.fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.
Both comedians have recently appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman."
Clasp Homes was founded in 1982 and provides housing or other services for 81 adults in group homes or supervised apartments in Westport, Norwalk, Wilton, Fairfield, Trumbull, Stratford, Shelton, and Easton or who participate at a Career and Community Options day-program in Fairfield.
Clasp said its primary purpose is to establish long-term, supported living situations in which people can enjoy life and establish meaningful and fulfilling relationships. They focus on creating a family environment and participation in their community.
For tickets, visit www.fairfieldtheatre.org or call the box office at 203-259-1036.