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Written by Chris Starman   
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:11

COMEDY COMPETITION STANDS UP TO DIABETES

Davenport, IA  Mar 6, 2012 – Iowa and Illinois comedians will raise money and awareness for the Eastern Iowa Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with a night of standup comedy and competition in this year's Comedy For A Cause 3 - Last QC Comic Standing, April 13th at The Establishment Theatre.  Tickets for finals will cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door, with all proceeds going to support the Eastern Iowa JDRF.

For the third year, DubStar has called upon area comedians to lend a helping hand to the Eastern Iowa branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Last QC Comic Standing is the area's only LOCALLY produced comedy competition.   This year, the event injects a new level of excitement with a competition format.  Forty comics competed over four weeks to earn one of ten spots in the finals.

The finals will be held Friday, April 13th at The Establishment Theater.  The top ten will perform for local judges Tony Tone from the Red Hot Brian Scott & Tony Tone in the Morning on B100, Entertainment Editor for the the Quad City Times – David Burke, Local headlining comedian – Jim Petersen, and local retailer and JDRF parent – Bob Boyer.  These judges will narrow the field from ten to three, and then name a champion.  Tickets for finals will cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door, with all proceeds going to support the Eastern Iowa JDRF.  Tickets can be purchased through The Establishment Theatre’s box office:  by Phone: 309.786.1111 or on the web at: www.EstablishmentTheatre.com.

"The Establishment is very excited to be hosting Comedy For a Cause 3 – Last QC Comic Standing,” says Patrick  Adamson, General Manager of The Establishment.  “It is important to support JDRF and DubStar, two organizations working to make a difference in our community.  There is no better way to make an impact than to share some laughter for a cause."

JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children and adults suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump.   According to the American Diabetes Association, an estimated 25.8 million people in the United States, 8.3% of the population, have diabetes, with 7 million going undiagnosed.

DubStar is an amateur fundraising group founded in 2008 by Tony Boyer and Chris Starman; both have histories related to helping diabetics. DubStar’s mission is to make a positive impact on deserving charities or groups, through fun and unique ways; “Party With A Purpose”.  In February, DubStar hosted Minute 2 Win It, a recreation of the popular TV game show that raised funds for the Quad Cities Autism Center.  Additional information can be found at the DubStar website, www.facebook.com/DubStarQC.

DubStar Presents: Comedy For A Cause 3 - Last QC Comic Standing

Eastern Iowa Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Fundraiser

Finalists

Mindy Berry (Moline, IL) – 1 Year in Comedy
Christopher Schlichting (Davenport, IA) – 9 Years
Noway Josue (Joliet, IL) – 2 Years
Wayne Wiskow (Trenton, IL) – 12 Years
Brian Huggins (Cedar Rapids, IA) -- 6 Years
Bobby Ray Bunch (Riverdale, IA) – 1 year
Tom Garland (Cedar Rapids, IA) – 2 Years
James Draper (Rock Island, IL) – 4 Years
Theodrick Nelson (Omaha, NE) – 2 Years
Mike Steele (Sherrard, IL) – 7 Years

 

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