Funny 4 A Reason 12
Funny for a Reason
Now in its 12th year, FUNNY for a REASON continues to be the ultimate mash-up of hilarity and charity. Today’s hottest comics donate their time and talent in an effort to raise funds for abused, neglected and abandoned children living in foster care.
Hosted by Cher, the show promises to deliver the goods for a good cause.
Tickets for this event are only $20 in advance, and may be purchased by calling (909) 825-5588 ext.264, or through the Improv at 909-484-5411, or online at www.ontarioimprov.com
Children’s Foundation of America is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization and supports the following affiliated nonprofit agencies: Trinity Youth Services, Triad Family Services and Advanced Education Services, providing a safe, caring and nurturing environment for children who are separated from their birth families due to neglect, abuse, abandonment or family instability. For more information, please visit www.childrensfoundationofamerica.org
Jonny Loquasto was a fat kid and a virgin until 22. So clearly, even his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy couldn't keep him away from standup comedy. Now he hosts the Wrestling Compadres Slamcast every week on FOX Sports, and he's performed nationally on Comics Unleashed, Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV and Standup & Deliver on NUVO TV. Jonny has also had the honor of entertaining our troops in the Middle East and Africa with Armed Forces Entertainment multiple times. He was also the captain of the Whistle Sports Epic Tour, which took him to major college football rivalries across the country, with their episodes garnering well over a million views. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @JQuasto and he'll bear hug you with joy!
Gayla Johnson is a talented Actress and Stand-up Comedian, currently on Showtime, sho.com "Fierce Funny Women" and recurring on ABC's new Sitcom, premiering April 2012, "Don't trust the B----in Apartment 23". She's also recurring on Two Webisodes, ASSIGNMENT UNEXPLAINED assignmentunexplained.com and GUIDES indiegogo.com/GUIDES#team .
She's also recurred on ABC's Brothers and Sister's and appeared in Beverly Hills 90210, Martin, The Practice, the Discovery Channel - Mystery ER, and I Didn't Know I was Pregnant.
As a veteran theater actress: Gayla has starred in: For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide when the Rainbow was Enough: A Raisin In The Sun; LaBrea Tar Pits; No Exit; RosenBlat & Guildenstern are dead, Black and Bluestien, and local improv and sketch productions.
Diverse with a background in Theatre and a Degree in Broadcast Communications, she flowed into public speaking and then the challenging field of Standup Comedy. She has made guest appearances on COMICS UNLEASHED, SiTv’s LAFF JAM, INSIDE JOKE, B.E.T. COMIC VIEW, TBS COMEDY FESTIVAL, and the COMEDY TIME Series on Youtube. She's quoted as saying "Stand-up Comedy is the one thing you can do badly, and no one will laugh at you".
She's won a host of comedy competitions, including,
the Ice House Comedy Club Comedy Contest, “Positive I Can Entertain” Competition, Funniest Female, and the Make Me LAFF Competition.
She was Honored by the LA COMEDY AWARDS with the MOST HILARIOUS COMEDIAN. and BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER in FILM and TELEVISION. After literally bouncing back from 3 appearances on ABC's WIPEOUT, Gayla Johnson expanded her comedy talent into acting.
Touring Internationally - She's A Broad "ABROAD"!
She appears regularly at The Laugh Factory, Comedy Store: Ontario and Melrose Improv, Ice House, and HaHa Comedy Club, London, UK at the Comedy Store, Comedy Cafe, 99 Clubs and the Jongulers Comedy Circuit, Montreal at the Comedy Nest. Currently her Comedy CD is soon to be distributed by New Wave Dynamics