On the calendar for this past Wednesday was the all-star comedy show at The Beacon Theatre to honor the memory of Greg Giraldo. The show, originally organized by his fellow comics to raise money for his kids, eventually turned into a kickoff campaign for the National Youth Recovery Foundation thanks to his widow MaryAnn…“I’ve launched this effort to give more children like mine a break from the chaos of addiction, have fun and meet other children who face the same challenges.” The event was sold out , with another benefit planned for Los Angeles.
I couldn’t make it to NYC for the show, and frankly I’m stunned that I’m having difficulty finding reviews. But if you want to make a donation to the cause, check the link above for The Greg Giraldo Fund for Families Living with Addiction. As with any charity, do your homework and research them first.
So here’s some clips from his friends – Ten For Greg Giraldo…
(01) – Jerry Seinfeld…His HBO debut
(02) – Tom Papa…Live on Leno
(03) – Jesse Joyce…I quit drinking
(04) - Dave Attell…Racist Dinosaur
(05) – Judy Gold…Mom and Kids
(06) – Jim Norton…Roasting Gene Simmons
(07) – Colin Quinn…Excerpt from Top 100
(08) – Ted Alexandro…The Gym
(09) – Lewis Black…Nuclear Holocaust
(10) – Greg Giraldo…a tribute to the master.