Feb 13, 2017 | Announcements and updates Festival News
The Alterna Savings Crackup Comedy Festival is entering its second week of events and we’re kicking it off with an Ask Me Anything event hosted on Twitter featuring Ron James!
Called the ‘gold standard in Canadian stand-up comedy’ and star of 9 critically acclaimed one-hour CBC comedy specials, Ron James will be holding a Q&A for one hour, beginning at 7:00 P.M. (EST) on February 13. Ask him anything about his Alterna Savings Crackup comedy festival show on Friday, February 17th at TD Place in support of mental health charities in Ottawa.
Ron James in Concert! supports Alterna Savings Crackup mental health partners including:
- Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre – @AmethystCentre
- Causeway Work Centre – @CausewayWork
- The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre –
- Do It For Daron (DIFD) – @difdroyal
- Partners for Mental Health – @PartnersforMH
- The Royal – @TheRoyalMHC
- The United Way of Ottawa – @UnitedWayOttawa, and
- Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health – @WabanoHealth
Ron looks forward to meeting you and “cracking open” doors to improve access to mental health and recovery services in the Ottawa area.
About Alterna Savings Crackup
Alterna Savings Crackup has been presenting comedy for a cause shows for the past 13 years in Ottawa. Formerly named, Cracking-up the Capital, it began as a one-night comedy show and has grown into a two week-long festival that takes place during Winterlude.
With the help of our sponsors, community partners, media partners, and our supporters, Alterna Savings Crackup has raised over $190, 000 in support of local mental health initiatives.
With the support of the United Way Ottawa, this year’s festival will benefit Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre, Causeway, the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, Do It for Daron (DIFD) at The Royal, Partners for Mental Health, and the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health.
We look forward to seeing you at our 2017 events. For more information and to purchase your tickets visit our website: www.crackup.ca.