Two members of Einstein Simplified are especially active fundraisers for the American Cancer Society. Brad Bumgardner and Greg Huff are on a Relay for Life team called Improv Ninjas. They will participate in the Downtown Knoxville Relay for Life on June 17.
This past Tuesday, we converted our regular show at Side Splitters into a Relay for Life fundraiser. The Improv Ninjas sold t-shirts and handmade ninja toys. Ticket sales and the tip jar contents went to the cause, with the club matching the tip jar total. One of our audience regulars took time to fold her donation into the shape of a ribbon.
The Duchess of Snort (a/k/a Erin Donovan) opened the show with a 15-minute stand-up comedy set. I especially liked her take on bulk-candy that is displayed at the same height as a child’s runny nose. I may never eat Swedish Fish again.