Monday, February 27, 2012
Day 58: Handed Out Free Laughs
One of the things that Chicago is known for is comedy. Some of the funniest people that have ever taken a stage are either from Chicago, or have lived here at some point in their comedic lives. Chris Farley, John Belushi, Redd Foxx, Bernie Mac, Bill Murray. Between the many comedy clubs and improv houses, the city is not at a loss for places where people can laugh their behinds off. Lately, though, I have noticed that I don't see as many people laughing (or even smiling for that matter) when I am walking throughout the city. I understand that times are tough for many people, but remaining positive both in the now and for the future is imperative. Besides, as I have mentioned before, there are many positive side effects that come from laughing and smiling. Today, for my random act, I am going to give out the opportunity to laugh to a couple of people who may be in need of one. I am going to give 2 free passes to an improv show at Chicago's famous Comedy Sportz Theater. I always say that kindness begets kindness, and this is definitely an example of that. The free tickets were given to me to hand out by my building's manager Jennifer Taylor through Comedy Sportz. She asked that I give them to someone who needs a good laugh, so that is what I am searching for today (if you know someone in Chicago or visiting Chicago that you think fits that criteria, send me an email at 366RandomActs@gmail.com). You never know, the person who gets the tickets might be witnessing the next superstar of comedy in the making.
Also, I wanted to remind everyone of my mission for this week. If you can, please donate $1 to Saprinu.org to help build the school/help Avi's family. If not, please spread the word to as many people as possible!