Broward House is taking its latest fundraiser to a new high! Comedy duo Cheech and Chong take center stage for a special benefit performance benefiting Broward House, South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community service organization. The show takes place on Sunday, December 15at 7 p.m. at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
“Broward House has made a promise to the South Florida community to never turn anyone away from our doors who needs our help no matter what their financial situation,” said Terry DeCarlo, Director of Development and Public Relations at Broward House. “With cuts in government grants, funding this becomes harder, daily. Events such as this give us the ability to keep this promise and make sure no one goes without food, medicine, medical care, and a roof over their head.”
The iconic comedy duo Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines. Cheech and Chong’s phenomenal success began on the stand-up comedy circuit which led to nine hit comedy albums and eight hit films, breaking box office records, shattering comedy album sales, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and mesmerizing fans for more than a decade.
This is Cheech and Chong’s first tour in more than 25 years. Their reunion was music to the ears of event planners at Broward House.
“When we heard that news, we jumped on it and started contacting agents, managers, and anyone we could get on the phone to get closer to them and finally it all worked out. They are incredible performers this could very well be their last tour ever, they will be doing all their old routines, and I really think us getting them for this event was a coup and I personally cannot wait for the show,” DeCarlo said.
While the show promises big laughs, Broward House has a serious message as well. “Thank you to the South Florida community for always supporting us and during the World AIDS Awareness Month, go get tested, it is better to know your status then not know. Remember, HIV is no longer a death sentence, but you need to know your status and if you need to get into care, then we can make that happen immediately. Know your status! Get tested, get tested, get tested!” said DeCarlo.
Tickets cost $100, $75, $65 and $45; all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. Denise Royal