The venue will be different and the laughs will be fresh but the cause remains the same.
The event is being organized to benefit the Friends of the Patriotic Activities Committee. FOPAC, a non-profit organization made up of local volunteers, raises money each year to fund community activities such as the Fourth of July Fireworks and the Memorial Day Parade.
"The money we need to raise each year is about $30,000," said Jerry Selissen, president of FOPAC. "It can be a real challenge. We usually do about four of these events a year. We'd like to get it to where we are doing to big events a year."
According to Selissen, ticket sales for the Comedy Night have been a bit slow to this point. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased through FOPAC members, at the VFW, Enterprise Bank on Main Street and IRA Toyota on Main Street.
"These events that we sponsor, not one dime of taxpayer money is used for them," said Selissen. "It's totally through fundraising. We really need the public's help."
Steve Bjork will, once again, serve as master of ceremonies for the Comedy Night. By day, Bjork is the editor of the Town Crier, a weekly newspaper serving Wilmington and Tewksbury. But Bjork is also an accomplished stand-up comedian, with contacts in the business across the country.
The headliner for the show is Paul D'Angelo, a Massachusetts native who moved to the west coast to pursue a career in show business. A former attorney, D'Angelo is an accomplished stand-up comedian, as well as a talented writer.
I addition to a night of rolling-on-the-floor comedy, the $20 ticket price also includes food, provided by Lisa's Pizzeria and paid for by Ira Toyota. There will also be a cash bar and a 50/50 raffle.