Comedic duo Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood will grace Wilmington’s historic Grand Opera House for Holidazzle 2010 on Sept. 25. Known for their improvisational skits on television's Whose Line Is It Anyway, Mochrie and Sherwood will headline Love and Laughter Act II, a fundraiser organized by the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with intellectual disABILITIES.
Comedic duo Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood will grace Wilmington’s historic Grand Opera House for Holidazzle 2010 on Sept. 25.
Known for their improvisational skits on television's Whose Line Is It Anyway, Mochrie and Sherwood will headline Love and Laughter Act II, a fundraiser organized by the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with intellectual disABILITIES. Tickets start at $50 for the performance only. Tickets $100 and up include a pre-show cocktail hour.
Love and Laughter is a two-man improvisational show that's prompted by crowd participation.
DFRC named the event based on their love for people with disabilities, while the laughter aspect is based on the foundation's attempt to make the community feel good, said Christy Fleming, a volunteer for DFRC.
The event will mark Sherwood and Mochrie's second Holidazzle appearance in Wilmington, following a successful performance in 2007 that left the audience in stitches.
“There is nothing that brings us together better than laughter,” said Anthony Glenn, DFRC executive director. “We’re delighted to have Colin and Brad headline Love & Laughter Act II, but most importantly to help those in Delaware with intellectual disabilities.”
If You Go
What: “Holidazzle 2010”
Where:Grand Opera House
Cost: $50 – $2,500
Originally known as the Delaware Foundation for Retarded Children, DFRC has raised millions of dollars over the years through fundraising events including the annual Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game, Holidazzle, the Blue-Gold All-Star Golf Classics and other events. These events are designed to promote understanding of people with intellectual disabilities.
DFRC is dedicated to raising funds and consciousness through quality events so that Delawareans with intellectual disabilities maximize their potential, independence and enjoyment of life, said Glenn. Each year, the foundation attempts to achieve this goal with the help of volunteers, high school student committees, community participants, individual contributors and corporate sponsors.
“We are all people first – our abilities and disabilities are merely a natural part of each and every person,” said Glenn. “At DFRC we celebrate these differences, honor our similarities and respect each individual life for the qualities he or she brings to society – with no labels and no limitations.”
Also DFRC-sponsored Totally Awesome Kids, an acting program for exceptionally young actors with intellectual disabilities, will open the show with a brief presentation.
Curtain time is 8 p.m. Holidazzle guests are invited for cocktails, prior to the show at 6:30 p.m. A “meet and greet” opportunity with Mochrie and Sherwood is available to corporate sponsors.
Mochrie and Sherwood have toured the United States and Canada, while performing in a two-man improvisation show entitled An Evening With Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood. On March 28, 2007, the duo was invited by the United States Congress to perform at the Congressional Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. Sherwood and Mochrie have been performing their two-man show since 2003.