Comedy show raising funds for Sault Helping Hands

Comedy number stops in Sault Ste. Mary this month. Franco Taddeo, Maija DiGiorgio, Tara Cannistraci, Guido Grasso and N’Riko Rennella bring the WTF (Way Too Funny) Comedy Tour to the Machine Shop later this month. A portion of the proceeds raised will go to Sault Ste. Marie Helping Hands, because the organization is planning big changes.

Event promoter Andreas Priftis says tickets for the Soo show are selling out fast.

“I’m really happy that things are opening up as well,” Prifis said. “You see the influx, people are coming back. They’re coming back to the shows, they want to hang out. They’re thirsty for laughs. They’re thirsty for this night.”

Priftis thanks the volunteers of Sault Ste. Marie Helping Hands for strong ticket sales.

“They worked very, very well with us,” he said. “They’ve promoted this event to the point where I think we’re going to be close to 500 (people). We could shoot a second night with that.”

Wendy Gutcher, founder of Helping Hands, said the organization had outgrown its current home on Gore Street, and some of the show’s money will help with a possible move.

“We definitely need to move into a bigger house,” Gutcher said. “Everything in our house here right now is free, from clothes to household items to miscellaneous. So we definitely need a bigger house, a bigger space.”

And in an effort to maximize the fundraising effort, Gutcher said “Helping Hands” will unveil a new product at the show.

“We have our own coffee line! exclaims Gutcher. “It’s called ‘Sault Ste. Marie Helping Hands – One Cup at a Time.’ And we will definitely be selling bags of coffee at the event on March 24. So yes, we are very happy to promote it.

The “WTF Comedy Tour” arrives at the Sault Ste. Mary on March 24. The promoter says they are working on plans for a second night and will finalize that date shortly.

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