Friday, March 4, 2011

Annual GBPAS Comedy Show to deliver laughs in support of Grand Bahama's performing youth

Freeport, Bahamas - Previously dubbed, the NYC Comedy Club due to talent all hailing from the New York area, the Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society has renamed the show the Comedy Show as this year Canadian stand up, Big Daddy Tazz will be in the line up. Joining him is returning funny man Kyle Grooms and the delightful and lovely Gina Brillon.

If you missed previous shows, you've likely heard all about them. This annual favourite was first held at Jokers Wild night spot, and last year at the Treasure Bay Casino. In support of community spirit, the GBPAS is working with a new venue this year, that being the Grand Bahama Yacht Club. The show will run two nights, March 11th and 12th with shows at 8pm.

Get your tickets now, as the show sells out each year! All proceeds support the youth of Grand Bahama who are in the arts .

"I'm really excited to be coming back to The Bahamas, and as former student of the arts it is an honor to be able to give my support to young artists," said Kyle Grooms who is best known for his impersonations of president Barack Obama and for his guest appearances on VH-1, NBC's Last Comic Standing and Chappelle's Show, and appearances in T-Mobile, Sears, Career Builders and Holiday Inn Express national TV ad campaigns.

"I feel very blessed to have been asked to take part in this great event. Laughter, sunshine and coming together for a great cause. Also the fact that I will be away from -38 weather makes it even more appealing!" said Big Daddy Tazz who is also known as "Bi-Polar Buddha", and is equal parts comedian and motivational speaker who likes to enlighten, educate and inspire.

When asked about coming to perform her first time in the Bahamas for free, Gina Brillon said enthusiastically, "Being a comedian is amazing but being able to do it for charity makes it even better." Aside from being a comedian, Gina is also an actress who has been featured in independent film productions such as “The Mime” series, “Consequences”, “Went to Coney Island”, and the “Cyclist”.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and are available at The Seventeen Shop, Island Java, and Antoni's Pizzeria. Drinks and bar nibbles will be available for purchase during the show, or come early and enjoy dinner by the Grand Bahama Yacht Club Pool. The Yacht Club is located off Midshipman Road before Cooper's Gas Station heading east. Dinner reservations required: 373-7616

The Society wishes to thank its sponsors for this event: Thayers Natural Remedies, The Grand Bahama Yacht Club, Pelican Bay Hotel, American Airlines/American Eagle, The Bahamas Weekly, Mackey Media and Keen i Media.

The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society was created to bring professional artists and performers from around the world to audiences in Grand Bahama. Drawing from Bahamian and international talent, a number of performances are planned throughout the year. Proceeds are used for the advancement of Grand Bahama students of the performing arts.

Join the Society: In addition to contributing directly to this success, Membership entitles you to Advance Notice of Events, special Members Only Events, as well as Discounts at participating GBI restaurants. Persons can become afan of the Society on Facebook or contact Dalia Feldman for membership details at 373-2580.

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