Date(s) - Saturday, September 7, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Academy of Music Theatre
Comedy as a Weapon presents Comedy Cause 3. This annual fundraising comedy show will be held September 7, 2019 at Northampton’s Academy of Music benefiting ServiceNetInc housing and shelters, which Comedy as a Weapon founder Tim Lovett found himself utilizing early in his career.. .
Jessica Kirson (Jay Leno, HBO’s Crashing) will headline this hilarity for charity as Kim “Boney” Deshields (Nick at Nite’s funniest Moms, Wendy Williams) hosts the show. Other acts include: Tim Lovett (Opener for Donnell Rawlings, Oak City Comedy Festival), and the Champion of the Comedy Royale. The Alchemystics will open the show with their blend of Reggae, Hip-hop, gritty Soul, and hard-driving Rock guaranteed to charge up any crowd. DJ Groove from Good Groove Entertainment will provide music throughout
Jessica Kirson is a powerhouse on stage. Jessica’s act is a hilariously relatable performance of sheer silliness, vulnerability and ridiculous characters. Her countless comedic character videos have racked up over 30 million views on social media. Her audience is multigenerational creating an excuse for large groups of friends and families to spend a night out together.
In an era where only 10% of all touring comedians are female, Jessica stands out as one of the strongest comedians regardless of gender. As her friend Dave Attell says, “I’d hate to follow her.”
This year, Jessica will be featured playing herself on the HBO series Crashing with Pete Holmes. She recently served as a consultant, producer and writer as well as acted in the Robert De Niro film The Comedian. She has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View, and Kevin Can Wait.
She was recently awarded “Best Female Comic” by the MAC association in New York City and received the prestigious Nightlife Award for “Best Stand-up Comedian.” This fall, Jessica’s Comedy Central special, produced by Bill Burr, will air on Comedy Central. In her spare time, she is a regular contributor to the The Howard Stern Show, where she produces and stars in prank calls for the program.