Laughs for Recovery is Not a 1 Night Stand; its Advocacy in Motion Too
Laughter often plays the role of unofficial cure for the human condition or its maladies.
Eric Todd, knows how important laughter is for those in recovery.
Todd launched, an effort “Laughs for Recovery” trying with all his might to bring moments of hilarity to those in recovery, (yours truly included ) when we did this interview back in March,
We started off with, him saying “you know the Mets, s**k, right?”
And off we went into a journey that started with a simple idea he said how can I help, those in recover and the organizations that support recovering people.
Todd who is fives years into his own personal recovery, says he hopes events like these will bring people out for some sober fun especially those in early recovery where laughter can be sparse and pain all too real.
The night of comedy featuring headliner Chip Cantry, with special guests Peggy O’Leary , Chris Dolan and Tony Viejo.
“It’s going to be a great night for laughs” he said. “Its not only for people in recovery anyone is welcome to show up.”
Todd explained his inspiration for the comedic endeavor this way.
“Laughs for Recovery is something I started last year at Witherspoon Boxing and Fitness in Bristol Borough. The idea for people in early recovery or recovery to go out and enjoy something everyone else can go and enjoy.”
Todd, 46 said recovery event promoters have reached out to him from as far away as Massachusetts seeking help with putting on similar if not exact types of events.
“Just do it I told him.”
“Set up a place, get some comics and entertainment and make it happen.”
Todd is a born and raised proud Levittowner, and says he did a lot of dirt back in the day in the area but is now committed to saving people through laughter a day at a time.
The night is a time to laugh, have some fun, and forget step work for about 90 minutes he said as we both laughed at the inside recovery language quip.
Todd said he hopes Laugh’s for Recovery hits home for those coming to the show or reading about, because we we’re really hoping for is longevity he said.
“We’re hoping the show creates interest, We’re looking for more people to get involved to sponsor and support sober events like this one” Todd said.
“We want to branch out and so roasts for people celebrating anniversaries for example. I want us to also get more involved with advocacy efforts where we can help organizations get the message out that recovery is far from boring.”
Todd said at the end of discussion, “I’m really sorry you’re a Mets fan followed by us both….laughing.
All proceeds go to AIM Angels In Motion who provide outreach and comfort to people suffering from addiction and or homelessness
You can purchase tickets via Venmo for $15 @Christina-Simpson-56 or pay $20 at the door,
The comedy night jamboree also includes a DJ, 50/50 raffle, with snacks and soda too. Doors open at the American Legion Post 835, 300 Yardley Avenue in Levittown at 7:30 pm with the show kicking off at 8!
The event doesn’t happen without the help and support of Angels In Motion, Todd said,
Each of the above organizations is dedicated primarily to saving those in the throes of substance dependency
For more information on supporting or hosting a Laughs for Recovery event you can contact Eric Todd by calling (267) 567-3185 or via E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Editors Note: Lower Bucks Source is willing to partner up with any Non Profit Organization to offer free advertising for recovery related events. Contact Jeff.Bohen17@Gmail.com
Its part of LBS’s commitment to”Carry the Message of Hope.”
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