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Comedy for a Cause

Amy (aka The Fabulous One) is an acquaintance of mine, social media expert, gal about town and local comedienne, is putting this on. Her story:


"Amy Donohue (that’s me!) saw a tweet one night in January 2011. A friend’s mom had just agreed to be put on the kidney donor list, as her kidney disease was getting worse every year. Amy saw the tweet and responded “I’ll do it. I’ll donate my kidney. What do I have to do?”

During the testing process, Amy lost her job, got a new one, met amazing people in the community, and learned about life and love.

So, it’s a documentary about a kidney donor on a cross-country trip. Her goal? To meet as many other donors as she can, tell their stories, and bring awareness to live organ donation. Relationships were formed via Social Media. It’s also how she lost her kidney.

By creating more awareness with this film on living donation, she hopes to inspire and motivate others to do the same. The more people see healthy living donors, the less fear there will be in donating.

I am making a documentary about my kidney donation. In May 2013, I will be driving cross-country to meet other organ donors who I met through Social Media. I have an amazingly talented friend, James Pietragallo, who is going with me to film, direct & edit it. He's made independent films for years and is extremely talented and easy to work with.

I put together a comedy show of the BEST comedians in the Valley. I have been in this scene for ten years and can truly attest to the talent that will be performing this weekend. I am humbled to call them friends and even more humbled that I barely had to ask them to do this.

You will NEVER see lineups like this. Ever. These are all top-notch people with a couple of selected up-and-coming comedians as well.

Speakeasy Comedy Lounge is a great room for local comedy. They serve Mexican food and there's a full bar there as well. They are donating the room to me to hold this fundraiser."


$10 to get in.

* Just an aside: I've seen Amys' routine, definitely not G Rated!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun and for a very worthy cause! It was great meeting Jean and Mark and Theresa. I didn't realize there were so many talented comedians in the valley.

    January 19, 2013

  • Jean S.

    Great event for a wonderful cause. Amy really put together a great crew of valley comics.

    January 19, 2013

  • Jean S.

    I'm going to make a reservation for dinner at Papi Chulos for those RSVP'd. Let me know otherwise. :-)

    January 15, 2013

  • Jean S.

    Hi Ladies! Amy informed me it might be a good idea to get your tickets ahead of time. Here's the link:

    January 14, 2013

  • Jean S.

    "The Speakeasy is located at the just north of Chaparral and Scottsdale Road inside the Papi Chulo’s Mexican Grill and Cantina – and we offer their full menu at the club! If you want to come sooner than the club door’s open (~hour before the first show, ~30 mins before the second show), you can still enjoy the wonderful environment found at Papi Chulo’s, then head into the club once the doors open. Just make sure to let them know before they seat you that you are there for the show!"


    Any of you ladies attending want to meet at Papis' for dinner before the show? About 6 or so?

    January 13, 2013

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