Laughter is the Best Medicine

Want to join Us in making a difference? We're raising money to benefit Children's Brain Tumor Foundation, and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.

Stir crazy comics, Mark Riccadonna and Richie Byrne, on their Drinks Jokes and Storytellers  podcast decided to reach some of their fellow comedians around the country to come together virtually to put on a little show and reconnect with all their friends in lockdown.  54038264_1611055629866533_r.jpeg

So what does a little show mean to crazy, quarantined comics, The Biggest Comedy Show Ever,  They had such a great response form everyone that they decided to Set the World Record for the Longest Comedy Show.     NON-STOP 24 Hours a Day  for 5 Consecutive Days

They decided that this event was growing quickly and that they should take advantage and do it for charity. So they called Kyle Kratzke, founder of Laughter is the BEST Medicine and   Kyle was a 15 yr old brain tumor survivor and comedian when Mark joined Kyle for his debut performance and first fundraising Comedy event for the Childrens Brain Tumor Foundation at the World Famous Friars Club. Kyle has inspired many of the comics he has worked with and they have inspired him. Finding his passion, fueled Kyles determination to  overcome the learning disabilities caused by his tumor.  For Kyle, Laughter was the BEST Medicine.

As this event grew managing 300+ Performers, communicating by phone and text, and scheduling  over 84 hours was becoming overwhelming.  Then the final piece of the puzzle came in from BESTech a member of International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners , at who's local NYC chapter , Kyle has presented his message of Laughter is the Best Medicine , and members have supported many of his Comedy Fundraisers.   So, BESTech came in to help these technically challenged comics and quickly set up a complete event management solution with Microsoft 365, automating the entire event from organizing, booking, and communicating with the hundreds of performers and hosts, to scheduling, social media and more.  

Join in to Support the Childrens Brain Tumor Foundation and for lots of Laughter as we bring together over 300 of the Worlds Top Comics with 84 consecutive hours of Laughter, and we need every one of them after making it through 2020.

Event Starts Friday Jan 22, 2021 and will continue non-stop until Midnight on Tues Jan 26, 2021   

Complete schedule will be posted shortly. We have had an incredible response and already have commitments from such comedic greats as : Judah Friedlander, Rick Overton, Tom Cotter, Rich Vos, Tammy Pescatelli, Carol Montgomery, Don Jamieson, Sam Morril, Bobby Collins, Rachel Feinstein and over 200 others. More confirming daily. 

More information about Children's Brain Tumor Foundation: CBTF's mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life, and long-term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.

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Robert Kratzke 
Terryville, NY
Children's Brain Tumor Foundation 
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