Audiences Laughed Hysterically at the 2nd Annual Cherub Improv Gala
Normally, we think of cherubs as cutesy, innocent baby angels that strum harps and flutter around in the clouds. The cherubs in Cherub Improv do not, in any way, match this sweet description. These improvisational comedians are bold, daring, and absolutely hilarious. We witnessed an audience member accidentally swallow her wine down the wrong tube after a Cherub from the troupe sent the audience in a jolted laughter at their second annual Gala at Tribeca Cinemas’ very popular Varick Room.
The room was swarming with comedy enthusiasts, and fun bar food like mini corn dogs and beefy burger sliders circulated as participants partook in an open bar of beer, wine, and cocktails. The most exciting event of the evening was, of course, the auction – inebriated patrons bid on various items such as paintings, beauty products, and gift baskets. Our favorite items, a selection of 15 wines hand picked by the Cherubs, perfect for the holiday season, an incredible painting of Tina Turner by artist Tim Otte, and an Estée Lauder/DKNY gift set!
Cherub Improv’s mission is to “provide free, family friendly comedy workshops to under-served communities,” according to founder Jonathan Evan Goldberg. This organization exists to spread the joy of laughter through improv and musical comedy. With a firm belief in the healing powers of laughter, the troupe has performed over 500 times since its inception at children’s runaway and homeless shelters, veterans organizations, cancer support organizations, and other facilities where laughter is needed most. How cool is that?
Read more about this organization and support by visiting http://cherubimprov.org/Heaven.html.