Laughing for Life: Comedy Benefit for SACE

Guest Blog | April 26, 2013 | Energy Policy

On Saturday April 20, 2013, SACE partnered with Knox Comedy Live in the 5th Annual Laughing for Life Comedy Benefit Show.  This was the first time Knoxville, TN played host to Laughing for Life, an event created by a local Knoxville comedian, Matt Ward.  The event featured an hour of filmed comedy sketches, 2 hours of stand-up comedy and ended with a performance by a musical parody group, Redneck Souljers, from Winchester, TN.

Energy Policy Manager, Jimmy Green, helps sign up new SACE members.

After performing in Knox Comedy Live’s 2012 “Rocky Top Comedy Festival” several months ago,   I have continued to stay active in the Knox Comedy scene and was thrilled with this opportunity to mix business with pleasure and help raise money and recruit new SACE members through one of my favorite pastimes.  Through the years, Laughing for Life has raised over $18,000 for various regional charity and non-profit organizations, and SACE was honored to be their recipient of choice this year.  The cost of attendance to the show included a one-year membership to SACE.  Knoxville’s comedy scene was out in full force with stand-up performances by Jeff Blank, Matt Ward, Victor Agreda Jr., Monty Mitchell, Ben Dongarra, David Duncan, Collin Gerberding, Augusta Anderson, Ian Ferguson, Mike Pablo and me!

SACE would like to thank Matt Ward and Knox Comedy Live for the opportunity to work with local performers in our efforts to promote clean energy solutions in the local community.  And special thanks to my fellow comedians, who made sure everyone left with a smile on their face.

Local comedian, David Duncan, performing.


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