Comedy Night March 18, 2021
Laugh with CHC at 35th Annual Comedy Night!
Don’t miss CHC’s Comedy Night March 18, 2021—a one-of-a-kind evening of comedy made accessible to all hearing abilities.
Nobody Misses the Punch Line
The Center for Hearing and Communication cordially invites you to join our Virtual Comedy Night, benefiting programs and services for people of all ages with hearing loss and deafness, regardless of their ability to pay. This year we proudly celebrate the CHC clinicians who have provided life-enhancing services to thousands of people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Comedy Night makes stand-up comedy fully accessible with real-time captioning and sign language interpreters, so our audience never misses the punch line.
Share a message or advertisement in our Virtual Journal to support CHC and give a shout-out to a CHC clinician, your business, a friend or family member, or anyone else! Virtual Journal messages will be shared in our pre-show presentation and at the end of the show for all attendees to enjoy.
Here’s the evening’s stellar line-up of talent:
Host, Dave Price, Weather Anchor for NBC 4 New York
Dave Price is the weather anchor for NBC 4 New York. Prior to joining NBC 4 New York, Price co-anchored FOX 5’s Good Day New York and served as weather anchor for CBS’s The Early Show. For more than a decade, Price has travelled to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Djibouti and military installations around the globe during the holiday season, performing comedy for U.S. troops. He is also an active volunteer and supporter of children’s charities across the Tri-State region. A native New Yorker, Price lives in New York City with his wife Jacqueline, along with their son Eli, daughter Caroline and their adopted golden retriever Wally.
Lisa Blythe Perlman
Lisa Blythe Perlman is a comic, writer and mommy. She has been performing stand-up comedy at country clubs, festivals, fund-raisers and colleges throughout the country for over a decade. She is a producer of comedy shows for both private and corporate affairs, has been hired as a comedic speech writer, and performs her mommy humor, “Comedy from the Crib” at expectant mother events.
Tom Willard is a deaf standup comedian. He talks and uses sign language in his act. He jokes about deaf-related issues such as lipreading and hearing aids, but also discusses such topics as the neighbor who always wears camouflage and the cat who peed on his brand new slippers. Tom made his New York City debut in April, 2017, at Dangerfield’s and the Broadway Comedy Club. He faces steep odds as a deaf person in the hearing standup world, but he is determined to be heard.
Fumi has opened for Ronny Chieng from The Daily Show at Carolines on Broadway and the Comedy Cellar. In addition, he was a semi-finalist in the Stand-Up NBC competition in 2017 and 2019. He has performed at various comedy festivals across the country such as Devil Cup Comedy Competition (placed 2nd), Laughing Devil Comedy Competition (placed 3rd), Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, HBO Showcase at Women in Comedy Festival, and the Audible.com Fresh Voices Showcase at SF Sketchfest. He currently produces and hosts a comedy podcast titled “Asian Not Asian,” which was most recently included in Vulture’s Comedy Podcast Roundup as well as The AV Club’s Podcast series highlights.
Inclusive, silly, fun standup. Peet’s natural charm and warmth makes the audience want to hang out with him after the show. Crowd interaction and a “we’re all in this together” feel makes Peet’s comedy very different than the standard performer/audience dynamic.Peet can’t wait to share his laughs with you. His positive, infectious energy makes audiences feel like they aren’t watching a polished comedian, but a hilarious friend telling stories at a house party. A favorite of colleges all over the country and a paid regular at the Improv and Laugh Factory clubs, Peet is a crowd favorite that is sure to please. From opening national theater tours, to starring on an E! sitcom, to hosting talk, game, and sports shows for MTV, Peet is having an absolute blast making you laugh while he searches for a cure for his cat allergies.
Special Appearance by former SNL cast member Molly Shannon.
The show contains mature language and content and may not be suitable for young children.
Doors open at 7:45 p.m. (EST); show starts at 8:00 p.m.