Comedian Jimmy Tingle and Ahavath Torah Congregation will bring together top local and national comics once again to celebrate the life of their friend and fellow comedian Bob Lazarus, who died of leukemia in 2009.
This will be the Second Bob Lazarus Memorial All-Star Comedy Benefit and will be held at Ahavath Torah Congregation on Sunday, September 22 2013, starting at 5 p.m.
Each of the comedians featured draw on a wealth of experience performing stand-up comedy and rarely do audiences get to see them together in the same show.
The first fundraiser held was a sellout and everyone left with sore stomachs from the constant belly laughs. Many of the same nationally-known comedians will once again be featured.
Jimmy Tingle will host the event featuring comedians, Steven Wright, Lenny Clarke, Mike Donovan, Steve Sweeney, Patty Ross, Tom Gilmore, Jonathan Katz, Mike McDonald, Frank Santorelli, Emily Singer, Tony V, Mike Bent, Chance Langton, Steve Calachman and so many more!
Ahavath Torah Congregation is conveniently located at 1179 Central Street in Stoughton. Proceeds from the show will benefit Bob’s daughter Carly and his widow Kathi, as well as the Temple, of which Bob was an active member.
Tickets are general admission and are $40, $50, $60 and $118 (includes reserved seating/meet & greet after the show). For tickets go to www.jimmytingle.com or call 877-280-7831. A $2 per ticket service charge will be applied. Tickets purchased at the door day of performance will be $45 - $123.
Bob’s wife Kathi Lazarus tells About Town, "It is a very emotional evening where many of Bob's fellow comedians come together to honor their friend. It is also a special night for our daughter, Carly, to be extra proud of her dad. I am just so grateful that they are coming together for Bob, our family, and our shul."
According to ATC's Rabbi, Jonathan Hausman, "Bob was a cherished and active member of the congregation. This gathering of his very funny friends makes sure his memory lives on while also raising needed money for both his family and the Temple. Since we started in June 2009, the show has had a ripple effect of both healing and growth for the community and we welcome Bob's comedy family."
Bob Lazarus performed extensively for close to three decades at numerous venues, from the “Comedy Nest” in Montreal, to “Catch A Rising Star” in Cambridge and “The Comic Strip” and the “Improv” in NY.
His career as a comedian includes over 50 shows from 1994 through 2000, opening for fellow Ding Ho alumni comedian Steven Wright throughout the United States and Canada, including the Orpheum in Boston.
Bob’s television credits included “The Brotherhood” on Showtime, “Stand up and Deliver” on Comedy Central and “Funniest Person in America” on Showtime.
He had the opportunity to work with some of the top names in comedy and music and opened for George Benson, The Righteous Brothers, The Coasters, and The Del Fuegos, to name just a few.
“Laz” never lost his sense of humor and was known for his large heart and concern for all. He actually developed a lot of new material about his illness and experiences. He performed brilliantly right up to the end including the night Steve Wright was inducted into the Boston Comedy Hall of fame in December 2008.
Bob explained with great joy and enthusiasm about being able to perform even when not feeling that great, he said that “[his] doctors gave him the OK, ‘cause they knew that it was good for my soul… -- definitely,” he added emphatically.
This is a must see event. Don't miss it! About Town will be there and will give you a run down on some of the funniest remarks shortly after the show.