Comedy Night to Raise Funds for Children’s Clothes

The Calais Lions Club and the Riverview Lions Club in Moncton have joined forces to put on a stellar night of comedy to raise money for local children who are in need of clothing. The show will feature four great comedians from Maine and the Maritimes along with a 50/50 raffle. Although the show benefits children, the comedy will be aimed at an adult audience.  

The idea for the show was conceptualized by Nick Johnson and Sean Cavanaugh, two Lions that work at local schools. Recognizing that there are food banks to feed children but often not programs to provide clothing, the Lions came up with the idea to raise money to help local schools provide clothing directly to the children who were clearly in need.  The whole process will be anonymous, and, of course, with the permission of the parents or guardians. Principal Sue Carter of the Calais Elementary School has been an integral part of the planning and will continue to be a part of the planning in the future.  

The comedians are all experienced with giving shows of various sizes. 

Eric Payne has toured the Maritimes with Mid Life Crisis Comedy, performs with Yuk Yuk's Comedy International and can be heard on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio, has appeared on TV and performed theatres all over Canada. As a person with a disability and a Canadian Armed Forces Veteran, he has used his comedy to help fund many charities and works to end homelessness amongst his veteran community.

Neal Mundle has been on Sirius XM, Hubcap Comedy Festival, and David Letterman.  This nearly middle aged maritimer put his comedy aspirations on hold for many years to focus on his day job and raise a family of four.  Now he’s getting his revenge.  Neal brings his own perspective of being a step-father and Dad in the 21st century to the stage with a style that he would like to describe as eclectic, although he admits he doesn’t really understand the meaning of the word but likes the way it sounds.  Whether you’re a Dad, a parent or just a human being trying to get through the week you’ll find something to relate to.  If you can’t laugh with him, you can at least laugh at him.

Scott Campagna has toured the Maritimes with Mid Life Crisis Comedy, performs with Yuk Yuk's Comedy Clubs, can be heard on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio, has appeared on TV, and has performed theater and arena shows. Scott has used his comedy to help fund many charities.

Brian Giles of the Calais Lions has been attempting to quit doing standup comedy for over twenty years but continues to be called back to the stage. He has performed at clubs, colleges, coffee shops, and closed casket funerals for crowds as large as seven. The “Good Reverend’s” material ranges from the tepidly obscene to mildly absurd situational observations about life as a homesteader, husband, and hippy. 

The show will take place on July 15th at the Calais Motor Inn where past Yanucks Comedy shows have been held.  The show begins at 8 with doors at 7.  Tickets can be picked up at Johnsons Hardware, Calais Motor Inn, Downeast Glass or by contacting a Calais Lion directly. The Good Reverend Giles will of course be offering door to door delivery to all ticket buyers.