Comedy Night to Benefit Abington PAL

Joe Conklin and The City All-Stars of Comedy Review will perform.

Chief Bill Kelly with some of the many Abington Township boys and girls who participate in Abington PAL programs. (Photo courtesy of Abington PAL)
Chief Bill Kelly with some of the many Abington Township boys and girls who participate in Abington PAL programs. (Photo courtesy of Abington PAL)
The following was provided to Patch:

It has been a long, hard winter, but what better way to step into spring than with an evening of fun and laughter to benefit Abington PAL.  

The Abington Police Athletic League will present regional fan favorite comedian Joe Conklin, along with The City All-Stars of Comedy Nicky Attitude, Dennis Horan, Joey Callahan, and Sudsy.  Catch this all-new review at the Keswick Theatre on Friday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m.

Headliner Joe Conklin is known as the man of a thousand voices.  He has been in the Philadelphia radio scene and making people laugh for more than 20 years.  As a stand-up comic, he has roasted national personalities in politics, sports, and movies.  He can bring to life a host of celebrity voices that sound so real that you will think they are on stage with him.

The City All-Stars are on board to round out a hilarious night of comedy in support of Abington PAL.  Born and raised in Philadelphia, Nicky Attitude has toured for 25 years doing his “rebel with a cause” take on the annoyances and frustrations of life.  He has police officers in his family and is looking forward to performing in support of Abington PAL.  Dennis Horan hails from Jenkintown.  A computer programmer by day, he hits the comedy circuit at night to do what he really loves, making people laugh.  Joey Callahan is a national headliner who has opened for many famous names including Joe Piscopo and Weird Al Yankovic.  Among his many other credits, he has worked for Jay Leno and Harry Anderson and won the Cable Ace Award for The Rik Turner Show.   Last but certainly not least, Philadelphia-based Sudsy is known as “a man’s man” and was a finalist on season three of Last Comic Standing.

This night of comedy will benefit the Abington Police Athletic League.  Since 2001, PAL has been providing recreational and educational activities and programs for Abington Township boys and girls from age 11 through high school.  It is known as Abington’s #1 juvenile program.

“This spring fundraiser is so important because no tax dollars go toward Abington PAL.  We must raise every dollar of support,” emphasizes Director of Donor Development Peggy Myers.  “Further,” she continues, “Our children do not pay for PAL activities, including transportation and admission to off-site events, so the funds we raise really count toward making our program possible”   

From the start, Abington PAL’s goal has been to enable every boy and girl to have the same opportunities so that no child would ever be turned away due to inability to pay.  PAL strives to provide a wide range of offerings to help young people explore new interests and develop skills while being mentored by caring adult staff, volunteers, and police officers.

Abington PAL is “Cops and You Helping Kids,” and Det. Sgt. Greg Urban has been the Abington cop taking the lead in putting together a spring event to benefit the young people in the community he protects and serves.  He explains how this year’s event came about:  “Last year, Joe Conklin was the show opener for our musical entertainer.  Everyone enjoyed the comedy so much that we thought a night of laughter would be perfect for this year’s show.” Greg adds, “Comedy appeals to everyone, so we are hoping that even more people will come out to enjoy a terrific evening and help out PAL.”  

Business owners are invited to consider one of the package opportunities that give them advertising space in the program book and tickets to the event.  A program will be given to each attendee.  “We are counting on supporters of Abington PAL  to help fill the Keswick Theatre to its 1300-seat capacity,” says Det. Urban.

This show is tailored to an adult audience.  General admission tickets at $25 are on sale through the Keswick Theatre box office either in person, by phone at 215.572.7650, or at www.keswicktheatre.com.   Tickets may also be purchased through Abington PAL at 267.536.1100 x 1509, at www.abingtonpal.org  or from the front desk of the Abington Township Police Department.    


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