Standup for mental health with comic Mike MacDonald

This just in from Vancouver’s premiere comedy instructor, David Granier:

Come Laugh Your Head Off and Support Mental Health!

Stand Up For Mental Health 2006 Gala Showcase, Sunday April 9 at 7:00 pm at the Arts Club Theatre in Vancouver. It’s the debut performance for our all-new 2006 class. (See attachment)

Our headliner is Mike MacDonald a Canadian celebrity comic. You’ve probably seen one of his numerous appearances on Just for Laughs. He’s also had CBC specials and appeared on Showtime, Comedy Central, and an Evening at the Improv. Mike has bipolar disorder and is thrilled to help raise awareness around mental illness.

Tickets are only $39.50 each, available through Ticketmaster (604) 280-4444, through the Ticketmaster web site or by contacting (604) 205-9242.

Our last event sold out and we had to turn people away, so get your ticket now to avoid disappointment!

Led by counsellor and stand up comic David Granirer, Stand Up For Mental Health (which is the subject of an upcoming CBC Passionate Eye documentary to be aired in the fall of 2006) teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental illness as a way of building confidence and fighting public stigma.

We have to raise all our funds on our own, and this is our chance to keep this life-changing program going. Please help us spread our message of hope and empowerment by coming to our show and forwarding this email on to everyone you know!