Comedy Night to Benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital

Friday, March 6, 2020
Comedy Night to Benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital

Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg will present the third annual “April Fools” Comedy Night & Benefit show featuring Comedian Azeem Muhammad, March 24, from 7-9 p.m., in the College’s Nash Theatre.

Proceeds from the event, which is open to the public, will be donated to the Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick.

Appropriate for mature audiences ages 17 and older, the event is being sponsored by RVCC’s Student Life Activities and Planning (SLAP) Board, a student-led events-planning organization. The evening will begin with dinner and non-alcoholic “mocktails,” starting at 6:30 p.m., sponsored by RVCC’s HOPE (Health Oriented Peer Educators) Club.

Azeem Muhammad has performed on Comedy Central, BET and with Allah Made Me Funny. For nearly 20 years, Azeem’s comedy has brought laughter to millions of people worldwide at colleges, corporate events and religious functions. In 2005 he received the MPAC Image Award for his stand-up performance on the critically acclaimed Allah Made Me Funny: Official Muslim Comedy Tour, which provided an opportunity for a healthy dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims. His ability to build bridges across gender, ethnic, and religious lines has earned him the title of “holistic healer through humor.” Many in the media describe Azeem’s humor as “conscious comedy” because of his ability to intertwine touchy subjects in a politically correct society with charismatic candor. For additional information about the artist, visit https://www.azeemmuhammad.com/about-azeem/.

Tickets, at $10 for students, $20 for general admission, include admission to both the dinner and comedy show. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at https://bit.ly/38ZVV7n.

For further information about the event and other SLAP programs, contact Alaysha M. Walker, Assistant Director of Student Life and SLAP Advisor, at 908-526-1200, ext. 8274 or alaysha.walker@raritanval.edu.

RVCC’s SLAP Board is responsible for planning events and other activities for the College’s students and staff, as well as the community. The group’s mission is to provide diverse, co-curricular, meaningful, educational, social, cultural-based and fun programs and activities that enrich the student experience. Annual events include Spirit Day and Spring Picnics, the Halloween Bash and Benefit, and an MLK Read-In.

The Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. Supporting the Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick fosters the hospital’s efforts to offer children the specialized health care s/he needs for them to learn to walk, talk, eat and breathe independently for the first time or again. For more additional information, visit https://www.childrens-specialized.org/.

Ranked by WalletHub.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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March 6, 2020

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