A stand-up comedy show in Chennai to raise funds for disabled people

Chennai has a thriving stand-up comedy scene. There are any number of stand-up shows to keep residents here laughing.

Now for the first time, a stand-up comedy show will support the cause of disabled people. The Madras Round Table 1 (MRT 1) is organizing a fundraiser. Called Comedy Show – Chennai Laughs 2018, the event is in aid of The Spastics Society of Tamil Nadu (SPASTN).

The stand-up comedy show will be held at ITC Grand Chola Hotel on 17 March. The show features comedian Kanan Gill. Gill recently released his one-hour comedy special on Amazon Prime.

The comedy night will also feature other hosts like Jonathan Atherton, who is an actor and voice artiste, Karthik Iyer and Sundeep Rao. Rao is India's only partially blind male comic.

For over 36 years, SPASTN has been empowering children and adults with physical and mental disabilities.

The money raised from the fundraiser will go towards building a therapeutic activity hall at the institute’s headquarters in Taramani in Chennai.

SPASTN wants to use the space to hold seminars, workshops, and other activities that enrich the lives of children.

Donor passes for the show are available on Bookmyshow. A live band, cocktails, and dinner will follow the show.

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