A Chicago improv group is holding a 30 hour improv "marathon" to raise money for local school kids.
K.C. Redheart will start performing tonight at 5 p.m. Then every hour, a different guest improv group will join them until it wraps up at 11 p.m. tomorrow night!
The money they raise from the event will go directly to Namaste Charter School in Chicago. Karisa Bruin, K.C. Redheart member, describes whey they wanted to support the school:
"The Namaste Charter school is an amazing school that seeks to integrate the health and wellness and the mind - as a group, we were all very excited about this idea because it seems like such an obvious thing - of course your body and physical health affect your mind - yet it is so rarely addressed in the education system - in fact, in the district where I went to elementary school they've just cut all P.E. classes"
And as the comedian she is, Bruin was sure to add a tidbit to make us laugh:
"I think we should cut English before P.E. - English are stoopid and no one use it."
|Photos from K.C. Redheart's Facebook page|
Last year was K.C. Redheart's first "marathon" fundraiser. They raised several thousand dollars for a childhood literacy organization called Reach Out and Read, which provides books to places like doctors' offices.
Part of the proceeds from the performance this year will also go toward The Playground Theater, which is hosting the whole event.
Check out the groups Facebook page for more information on the event. Also, you can click here to buy tickets!