This year's Cayuga Collegian "Comedy for Cancer" event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday April 28 in the Black Box Theater, (behind the Irene Bisgrove Theater), on the Cayuga Community College's Auburn campus. The event is hosted by former Cayuga Collegian editor-in-chief and CCC graduate Mathew Kratts. This year's performance features well-known comedians Tim Joyce and Chris Gullo.
Tim Joyce has been 'lost and wandering on the road,' working comedy clubs and colleges from L.A. to New York City. He says he's played in 36 states, as well as Canada, performing his comedy in major media markets as well as communities too small to warrant a dot from the makers of fine maps.
On television, Joyce has been featured nationally on ABC ("America's Funniest People") and Comedy Central ("Stand-Up Stand-Up" and "Short Attention Span Theatre"). He has also appeared on the regional Fox TV "Stand-up Revues," "Night Shift" and "Live at the Funny Farm."
Chris Gullo is a radio personality for 91.3 WBNY in Buffalo and hosts the Morning Madness show, which airs every Tuesday morning from 9am-Noon and is online at wbny. org. Gullo is a stand-up comedian from Buffalo. In his short but promising comedy career, he has opened for nationally known comics such as Jay Phillips, Jeff Dye and Sheng Wang. He has toured with Joyce on multiple occasions, hitting comedy stops up and down the East coast.
Cayuga Collegian Comedy for Cancer was inspired by the cancer struggle long-time Cayuga Collegian faculty adviser Mary G. Merritt faced and beat. All monies raised from ticket sales ($5/person) at the door will go to colon cancer research.