You’re invited to an evening of comedy and philanthropy benefiting Covenant House NYC, a charity serving at-risk and homeless youth in NYC. Being a teenager is hard enough without being out on the streets. Together, we can give these youth a chance at a normal childhood.
Come for the laughs, leave inspired!
Donate a Pair of Glasses. Give them the world!
Want to help more? Donate your old or extra eyeglass frames!
Eyeglasses can be expensive and hard to replace if lost or broken. Your donations will help the young people of Covenant House focus on their studies while looking stylish! Eyeglass drive generously sponsored by Chinatown Optical, serving the community for almost 40 years [IG: @Chinatown_Optical].
Shane Torres is a stand up comedian, actor and writer. You may have seen him in the background on Last Comic Standing or acting on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang (2012), Uproarious (2016) and Welcome to Bridgetown (2015). He has also been part of Montreal Just For Laugh’s New Faces. Shane was also one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2012.
http://www.shaneisacomedian.com/ Twitter: @ShaneTorres / IG: @SyrupMountain
Originally hailing from San Francisco, CA, Caitlin Peluffo is a comedian currently living in Brooklyn, NY. After a brief six year stint in art school where she studied performative video art (no, really…that’s a thing) she has expanded her talents to the stage. Peluffo has opened for comedians like Gilbert Gottfried, Gary Gulman, Colin Quinn, and the late Kevin Meany. She’s been featured everywhere from New York Comedy Club in the Big Apple to clubs nationwide talking about how she came to be such a lovable loose cannon.
http://www.caitlinpeluffo.com/ Twitter: @CaitlinPeluffo / IG: @Caitlin_Peluffo
Laneya Law Wiles
Actor. Comic. Writer. Director.
Born in Manhattan, and raised in Hempstead & Queens, Laneya A. Wiles a.k.a “L.A.W.” has always had a love for the performing arts. Laneya Wiles has extensive experience in theatre, film, television, radio, music, print ads, and stand-up comedy.
http://www.laneyawiles.com/ Twitter/IG: @LaneyaWiles
Comedian Rich Kiamco is a force of nature that rips across the stage leaving laughter, tears and applause in his wake. Rich has been featured on SeeSo’s Rooftop Comedy, performed in The Boston Comedy Festival, Asheville Comedy Festival, Maine Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival, is a late night regular at The Comic Strip Live, and has opened for Gilbert Gottfried and Louie Anderson in Las Vegas. Broadway Comedy Club awarded him with a comic residency.
www.richkiamco.com/ Twitter/IG: @RichKiamco
Ed Pokropski was born in Seoul, South Korea and adopted at 19 months old. He was raised in Philly and goes back from time to time just to remember what it was like to pay only $3 for a beer. Throughout the week, he hosts open mics with Laughing Buddha Comedy, performs in some of the top clubs and bars all over the city and writes, produces, directs and edits content for NBC Universal’s kids network, Universal Kids.
https://www.epopski.com/ IG: @epopski
... and our MC, Stephen Lin
Stephen Lin is a Taiwanese born, American actor and comedian, best known for his role in Bloomingdale’s short film “Tall Enough.” More recently, Lin worked portrayed Simon in the 2010 film “Ponies” directed by Nick Sandow.
https://vimeo.com/mrstephenlin Twitter: @MrStephenLin
All net proceeds will be donated to Covenant House to support their programs and services.
Covenant House gets young people facing homelessness off the street. In thirty-one cities in six countries, Covenant House reaches 80,000 young people every year. Find out more at: https://ny.covenanthouse.org/ IG: covenant_house
Event is co-organized by The Promise Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to addressing health, education, and social concerns and encouraging greater community involvement among young professionals. They host events with the promise to help our community. To find out about future events, follow them on Facebook or on IG: thepromisesociety.
A BIG THANK YOU to the organizers:
Daniel Ryan (Covenant House)
Joanna Lui (The Promise Society)
Winny Zhu (The Promise Society)
Limited tickets are available at the door. Seating is first come first serve. Tickets are transferable up to 24 hours before the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to indemnify The Promise Society and Covenant House for all risks, damages and liabilities and to abide by the door policy and other rules of the venue. This event will be photographed and portions may be videotaped. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to grant to The Promise Society and Covenant House permission to record on photography film and/or video, pictures of their participation. Participant further agrees that any or all of the material photographed may be used, in any form, as part of any future publications, brochure, or other printed materials used to promote The Promise Society and Covenant House, and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.