Stand up comedy show held on September 14, 2005, will raise funds for the Red Cross


Contact: Kambri Crews

New York, NY -
September 10, 2005 - Comedian Christian Finnegan will headline Northern Hospitality - A Benefit for the Bayou, a comedy event to be held at the Kraine Theater on Wednesday, September 14, 2005. Every penny raised will be donated to the Red Cross.

For $20 admission, guests will be treated to an oustanding line up of comedy and know that their money is going directly to those most in need.

Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 and will include a chance to win tickets to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee from The Araca Group, a blue Ipod Mini, tickets to Drumstruck courtesy of Dodger Theatricals, a Comedy Central media & swag basket, a messenger bag, t-shirts and many more terrific prize packages.

Additional artists donating their time include feature act Anthony DeVito (US Weekly's Fashion Police) who is also co-producing the event, Shayna Ferm (Fearsome), Andres du Bouchet (Giant Tuesday Night Of Amazing Inventions And Also There Is A Game!!!) and host of the evening Susie Felber (, Court TV, Conan).

"We are grateful to all of the performers and those who donated raffle prizes for their generosity in this grassroots effort to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina," said Kambri Crews, owner and founder of Ballyhoo Promotions. "We may not know how to rescue survivors or rebuild homes, but we do know how to put on a show. It would be harder to do nothing."

Kraine Theater
85 E. 4th Street (btwn 2nd & 3rd Aves.)
New York, NY

8:00 PM
Admission: $20 at the door


Christian Finnegan is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in New York City. He just completed taping an independent feature film with Tom Lennon (Reno 911) & Kimberly Williams (According to Jim) entitled Eden Court and currently can be seen on VH1's hit series Best Week Ever and every Monday on TV Land’s interstitial game show Game Time. Other credits include Comedy Central Presents, Chappelle's Show and Premium Blend.

In addition to his on-camera work, Christian served as a staff writer on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and is a frequent contributor to Jest Magazine. Christian has also performed at clubs and colleges all over America most recently with Comedy Central's No Class College Tour and FHM's Comedy Tour. He can also proudly name all five members of the German heavy metal band The Scorpions. Visit

The offbeat musical creation of Tony award-winning composer and lyricist William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin, and Rebecca Feldman is directed by Tony Award-winner James Lapine. This hilarious tale of overachievers' angst -- tender and sardonic -- chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

- The show Time Out New York called "Simply Exhilarating. Simultaneously a dazzling exhibition of song, dance, percussion, humor and storytelling, and a mesmerizing interactive experience." Visit for more information on this Dodger Theatricals production.

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