The Short form.
The who: The Hampton Roads Comedy Community, The Virginia Beach Funny Bone, The Push Comedy Theatre, The Robert W. Hays Company & The Hampton Roads Show.
The what: #VBStrong Comedy Marathon. 12 hours for 12 smiles. Benefiting The Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund.
The when: July 14, 2019 noon to midnight (an hour for each of the victims)
The where: Virginia Beach Funny Bone 217 Central Park Ave, Va Beach Va.
The why: To raise money for the Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund, Support the victims and their families and friends, the survivors & recognize the first responders that make #VBStrong.

12 hours for 12 lives
The long form.
When tragedy strikes it's hard to find a way to cope. A way to help. A way to be involved. We feel the same way.

So on July 14th, 2019 The Hampton Roads Comedy Community, & The Virginia Beach Funny Bone, are going to do what we know how to do. We're going to make people laugh. We're going to make people laugh hard. We're going to celebrate the first responders from that day. We're going to celebrate the lives of the victims and support the survivors. We're going to use laughter to heal the community. Oh! We're also going to give away some stuff. And we're going to raise some money for the Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund.

This unique event will bring in performers from all corners of the 7 cities. From Standup to Improv and even some Sketch comedy, it will all be scheduled to take place during this event. This event will be on the cleaner side of comedy, so no worries if you feel a little hesitant. We want a tasteful and enjoyable event for all (18 and up).  In just 24 hours after putting the word out to the comedy community following the meeting - comedians of all types reached out wanting to be a part of healing the community - including some big name comedians who hail from Hampton Roads. Leonard Ouzts -- star of NBC's sitcom Abby's, Netflix series Master of None, and MTV's Wild 'N Out as well as numerous movie roles, is already confirmed to participate with more pending.

100% of the admission proceeds from this comedy event will go to the Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund at Towne Bank.
The #VBStrong Comedy Marathon will be held on 7/14/2019 with a start time of 12pm (noon) and conclude at 12am (midnight).

Event is seeking the following from the community:

 *   Sponsors for advertising opportunities to get the word out
 *   Sponsors of lots of prizing to be raffled off throughout the event
 *   Sponsors of the VIP room for first responders and comedians donating time (overall sponsor and/or food sponsor for the room)

Check out our sponsorship opportunities.