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Monday, April 18, 2016

Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour Coming to Wilbert's

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 12:15 PM

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Talk about a humane endeavor. Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour, a 27-day journey to produce and promote comedy shows while raising money for dogs and cats via the Liberty Humane Society, offers up-and-coming comedians a chance to show off their stuff.

Last year, comedian Dan Frigolette, who’s had appearances on numerous nationally televised shows, embarked on a trip that encapsulated 42 days, with 42 shows and 19 city stops. Frigolette also produces the Hoboken Comedy Festival, NJ Funnyfest and Make Me Laugh. Those shows raised more than $8,000 for the animal shelter based in Jersey City.

“We chose the Liberty Humane Society due to its proximity to my home, their consistent activity in the community time and time again as a pillar of animal activism, their low cost vet clinics, and their dedication to adoption services,” says Frigolette in a press release. “Where I would love to be to support every local Animal Charity we come in contact with, I felt it more impactful to consolidate our support to one charity that goes above and beyond to help the community.”

In addition, one winner in each city will be crowned Make Me Laugh Champion and given the opportunity to join the Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour as it travels east.

“The hope is to expand our reach and the opportunities for comedians in cities outside of LA and NY where the most opportunities exist” says Frigolette. “Oftentimes there are only a few performance opportunities in ‘non-major” cities, which makes less talented individuals view comedy as a career option, we are doing what we can to encourage funny people to keep at it” he says.

The tour comes to Wilbert’s at 8 p.m. on April 21. Tickets are $15. 

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