2006-09-21 / About Town

Save The Bay hosts benefit

The Rhode Island comedy community joins hands to support Save The Bay's efforts to protect, restore, and explore Narragansett Bay and its watershed with "Standup for The Bay," a special night of stand-up comedy at the Save The Bay Center, Providence, on Friday, Sept. 29.

The bar opens at 6:30 p.m. and performers begin at 8 p.m.

Queens, N.Y., native Eddie Clark will headline the fund-raising event. Clark, a former Marine, police officer, and federal security officer, blends personal experiences and everyday life into a riotous performance. He has appeared on Law & Order and on ESPN, A&E, and Country Music Television. He recently wrapped work on a new feature film called "The Flying Scissors."

Clark's appearance is generously sponsored by Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club at Lincoln Park and Big Hits B101-FM. Accommodations are courtesy of the Warwick Courtyard Marriott. Beverages are donated by McLauglin & Moran Distributors.

"This is a great example of a group getting involved with Save The Bay," said Executive Director Curt Spalding. "Just as swimmers have been swimming for Save The Bay in our annual Bay Swim for 30 years, comedians are putting their passion to work for the environment. Part of our mission is to build a strong bay community.

Three Rhode Island comics will perform along with Clark. They are

P.J. Thibodeau, one of the hottest comics on today's college circuit, Rick Beretta, who has been entertaining audiences at clubs and colleges with his look at everyday situations since 1983, and Frank O'Donnell, who has been entertaining on both coasts and plenty of places in between with his freewheeling off-the-cuff humor.

Tickets for the event cost $20, $18 for Save The Bay members, and can be ordered online at www. savebay.org or by calling 2723540.

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