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Laughter on the Brain

Event Info

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016
  • Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, 32 Front Street, Hartford, CT
  • Tickets are $80 per person and include the pre-show reception with drinks and appetizers and the comedy show; tickets for Brain Tumor Survivors are $30 per person.

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Because Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Join us at the 5th Annual Laughter on the Brain on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Hartford, Connecticut.  Your hosts, CTBTA Directors Susan Shimkus Lemkuil and David Lemkuil, created the comedy night, "Laughter on the Brain," with the help of Lena Sidoti and Feliks Viner from First World Mortgage, as a fun fundraising and brain tumor awareness opportunity for the CTBTA.  The event soon became a fan favorite.

This year's Laughter event will once again celebrate "laughter as the best medicine," giving survivors, caregivers, supporters, and community members the chance to come together to share in many laughs, while raising funds to support brain tumor patients and their families.

Featuring comedians from New York City's comedy clubs, signature drinks, and an enhanced appetizer menu, our 5th annual comedy event aims to be our best ever.  Join our mailing list so we can e-mail you the details as we get closer to curtain time.

Last year our 4th Annual "Laughter on the Brain" was one of our most successful events to date, raising $28,000 for brain tumor research and patient assistance, and bringing participation among brain tumor patients and caregivers to a record level.  We hope to smash that record this year!  Come laugh with us!

Announcing This Year's Comedians 

We've got an amazing lineup this year fresh from Comedy Central & America's Got Talent!  Come and see them live at Infinity Hall!

Jono Zalay:  Quickly becoming a staple in the New England comedy scene, Jono Zalay simultaneously earned his Doctorate in Neuroscience!  Since dropping his science hobby to pursue stand-up full time, Jono has been invited to perform in the Bridgetown, Limestone, and New York Comedy Festivals.  Jono hails from New York City where he has been featured in Time Out New York and the Final Four of Caroline’s March Comedy Madness.  See more of him here.

Joe Zimmerman:  Joe began doing comedy in North Carolina in 2006 and toured with the Beards of Comedy from 2008-2012.  Since moving to New York in 2012, he has landed TV appearances on "John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show" on Comedy Central, Conan on TBS, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Nickelodeon, and his own Comedy Central Half Hour Special.  BuzzFeed named him a “comedian you should be paying attention to.”  See more of him here.

Doogie Horner:  Horner has performed at the Boston Comedy Festival, was one of the top eight finalists at Philly's Funniest Competition, and was named the fourth funniest comedian in Philadelphia by comedy.com.  He was a semi-finalist from Season 5 of America's Got Talent.  See more of him here.

Laughter on the Brain 2015

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