Russell Peters, Marc Maron, more join Transforming the World Through Comedy project

By | November 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm | No comments | News

Transforming the World Through Comedy is a new fundraising endeavor that will team with a different nonprofit organization each year to raise money through live comedy shows. For its inaugural event, TWTC is partnering with Off the Mat, Into the World, a nonprofit that’s “dedicated to bridging yoga and activism.”

TWTC will take place on Nov. 16, and is set to include comedians Judy Gold, Dwayne Kennedy, Marc Maron, Ben Morrison, Russell Peters, Retta, Jeffrey Ross, Bobby Slayton and Pat Tamasulo. The event will actually consist of three shows in three different cities: at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York, the Improv in Hollywood, and Zanies in Chicago. So it’s kind of like the comedy version of Live Aid (or maybe Live 8, for you young people who don’t know what Live Aid was).

If you’re unlucky enough to not live in one of those three major cities from which so much of show business comes, fret not; the shows also will be streamed live on If on the other hand you would like to attend one of these shows live, tickets are available at or Why wouldn’t you go? The tickets are only $35, you’ll be supporting a good cause and you don’t have to do any yoga.

About the Author

Paul Ciampanelli

Paul Ciampanelli recently transplanted from New England to Los Angeles in order to be at the heart of the comedy scene in the City of Angels. A longtime comedy fan, he was watching reruns of The Kids in the Hall on Comedy Central and listening to George Carlin and Robert Klein albums with his folks at the age of 11. In addition to writing, he studies improv and sketch at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He also likes apples, cartoons and cats. Meow!

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