Friday, July 21, 2006 - 9:45 pm: ComedySportz Tomorrow Night

ComedySportz has been a huge part of Mike's life for a long time. He founded the company with Kevin, Bobbi, and Jim about 15 years ago and we continue to perform two shows every Saturday night.

I got a call from one of our former performers, Barry, tonight, and he said he would be coming to town to go to the show tomorrow (Saturday night) and that many of the players would be on stage for an extra-large show to celebrate Mike. Not a tribute show made known to the audience (that's so NOT Mike), but a show that is just special for the players.

I decided I need to go to Saturday's (7/22) show. I miss ComedySportz so much. After Bax was born, Mike and I took time off from performing and then in Spring 2005 started performing again. But in October, Mike was diagnosed, and after his November sugery and all the meds, he was so tired and put on weight from the steroids... I think playing in shows made him too aware of these changes. He wasn't into it anymore.

But real Mike loved ComedySportz. Someone I was talking to recently reminded me of how Mike would say the same thing to every rookie class when they became a part of Comedysportz and met with the whole company for the first time. "Take a moment to look at these faces around you. Soon these people will be among your best friends."

It's true. It's also true that Mike played a large role in casting new players for the company - so it's almost as though he chose this amazing circle of people to be in his life forever.

So, if you're looking for something amazingly fun to do tomorrow (Saturday) night, come join us. It should be a fantastic time. (Comedysportz: at the Playground at the Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St, Philly, Showtimes 7:30 and 10 pm, Tix are $15 or $12 with student ID)

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