SoChange Inc

SoChange Inc

March 06, 2009 10:01 ET

Comedian Gerry Dee, Humble Howard among stars performing

at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts to help local charity

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ON / MEDIA ADVISORY --(Marketwire - March 6, 2009) - Acclaimed comedian Gerry Dee is headlining an evening of comedy called Gerry Dee and Friends at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 13, 2009, starting at 8pm. The evening is hosted by Humble Howard and includes other popular comics, including Steve Patterson and Irwin Barker (Rick Mercer Report). The event, priced at $40, will benefit Oakville charity Kerr Street Ministries. It is produced by SoChange, an Oakville organization dedicated to social activism.

Friday, March 13th, 2009, 8:00PM

Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
130 Navy St.
Oakville, ON

Gerry Dee, professional comedian
Humble Howard, radio show host and comedian
Irwin Barker, professional comedian
Steve Patterson, professional comedian

All seats $40
Advance purchase available at

Since winning the Toronto's Funniest New Comic award in 1999, Dee has toured internationally and appeared in film and television projects, including the CBC miniseries "Canada Russia '72." Named "Best Comic in Canada" at the 2008 Canadian Comedy Awards, Dee finished third in the fifth season of the NBC smash-hit stand-up comedy series "Last Comic Standing."

Humble Howard is the popular morning host at Toronto's 97.3 EZ Rock. Steve Patterson is an international headliner and one of Canada's most popular comics.

Five-time Gemini Award Nominee Irwin Barker is one of Canada's best loved comics. In 2007, he was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, a rare type of terminal cancer. His first year of cancer treatment was the subject of a documentary called "That's My Time," which, in addition to Barker, featured a who's who cast of Canadian comics.

All profits from this show will go towards community projects organized by Kerr Street Ministries, an Oakville-based charitable organization that seeks to serve Oakville's most vulnerable citizens.

SoChange provides opportunities for capacity building and shared change around the world. As an organization dedicated to advocacy, SoChange brokers relationships with charitable organizations, service clubs and individual donors, plan fundraising events, writes and consults on project proposals and raise awareness for the Non-Governmental community. The organization exists to advocate, educate and stimulate active dialogue and tangible social change. SoChange envisions a world where extreme poverty is eliminated, human rights are respected, and the impact of HIV/AIDS is significantly reduced. Working locally and acting globally, SoChange is about influencing leaders and individuals here and abroad.

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/For further information: David Peck
SoChange Inc.
Cell: 416.877.3570
Fax: 416.849.0266

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