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A Comedy Tour With Substance Comes To Cary, NC and Neighboring Cities

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Contact: Azim Muhammad

Tel: 919-336-5259

Email: azeem@thelaffinstock.com

“Laugh For Life Comedy Tour”

A Comedy Tour With Substance Comes To Cary, NC and Neighboring Cities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1x2brEgrA4

February 11, 2017 (Cary, NC) Laugh For Life Comedy Tour” is making it’s comedy tour’s kickoff stop in Cary, NC, Valentine’s Day Weekend, Saturday, February 11, at The Cary Arts Theatre.The show stars Will Marfori, Cee-Jay Jones and Azeem. The show will begin at 7:00 PM. The founder of the tour is Azeem, an internationally touring comedian, writer, and social activist. His desire: use the gift of laughter to bring attention—and a cure—to something not so funny: prostate cancer.

Over the past ten years, Azeem has gone around the country from February through September bringing laughter to thousands people as well attention to this deadly disease. “Prostate Cancer is the “Father’s Day” of diseases: Generally overlooked, and when it’s finally thought about, the gift you get really sucks!”. The campaign began when he discovered a few men very dear to him were diagnosed with prostate cancer, and were in serious jeopardy of losing their lives. When he asked why, they responded, “we never got tested.” . “If a finger up my rectum will aid in decreasing the likelihood of my dying from a horrible disease, well I’m ready to take it. Well, up to the first knuckle.”, he jokes.” This eye-opener sent him on a crusade to develop an initiative that would begin making men and women aware of the need for annual screenings. This disease, which is diagnosed in a man every 90 seconds, is something that must be stopped… one laugh at a time.

The event kicks off September 1st of every year, which is Prostate Cancer Awareness month, where he travels all around the country and overseas, spreading this important message. Over the years, his campaign has taken he and his comedic friends to over 20 states, where thousands of men have been tested for this disease. This cause has inspired many of his fellow comedic friends to participate in this tour. Among the Laugh For Life Alumnus are: Comedian and actor Rodney Perry, Christian Comedian Akintunde, Chad Daniels, and from The hit TV show “Sullivan & Sons” and  Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, Roy Wood, Jr. This years lineup stars Azeem, and the very funny Spanky Brown, of The Spanky Brown Morning Show, which has been a hit with thousands of listeners every morning for the past 5 years.

one of the tours main sponsors, worked with Azeem and his wife, Stephanie to help them create their own lipstick that women wear during the month of September to bring attention to the need for early detection. The campaign is affectionately called “No More Blues”. There will be tubes of this lipstick color bearing the same name available at the event, and the proceeds will go to organizations that fight to find a cure. There will also be photo shoots with the comedians to show support of this worthy cause.

You won’t want to miss this show!  Tickets are on sale now for only $20 per person.  For more information, visit http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7006107/my-funny-valentinepresented-by-laffinstock-cary-cary-arts-center  . Come join us, as the more who are aware, will get tested, and will Laugh For Life.