JAMES P. CONNOLLY PRESENTS 5th ANNUAL VETERANS DAY COMEDY BENEFIT FOR THOSE WHO SERVED
‘Cocktails & Camouflage” raises money for Veterans in Film & Television.
Burbank, Calif. — On Sunday, November 6th former Marine turned comedian James P. Connolly presents the 5th Annual Veteran’s Day Benefit Comedy Show, “Cocktails & Camouflage”, at Flappers Comedy Club, in Burbank CA. The event will raise funds for the Veterans in Film & Television (VFT). VFT is a non-profit networking organization that unites current and former members of the military working in film and television and offers the entertainment industry the opportunity to connect with and hire veterans.
The show features a line-up of top-notch comedians including legendary KLOS radio DJ Frazer Smith, Vietnam Veteran Blake Clark (Home Improvement, many Adam Sandler movies), Jimmy Brogan (former Head Writer for Tonight Show with Jay Leno) Dwayne Perkins (Conan), Dana Eagle (Last Comic Standing Semi Finalist), Joshua "Beat Boxer" Silverstein (TED Talks), Mark Eddie (Rock n Roll Comedian) with Special Guests & hosted by James P. Connolly (Sirius/XM Radio).
Created and operated by veterans, VFT was founded in 2011 by Operation Iraqi Freedom Combat veterans: former Marine turned Actor/Author Mike Dowling and former Soldier turned Director/Producer Kyle Hausmann-Stokes. It is a resource for the film/TV industry to find and hire veterans and also a place for veterans who work, or aspire to work, in film/TV to interact with, support, and learn from each other. In 2013, VFT NY was launched commencing their East Coast expansion and the opportunity to partner with such prestigious organizations as the Got Your Six campaign (www.gotyour6.org) and the Easter Seals (www.easterseals.com). To learn more about VFT go to www.vftla.org.
A Desert Storm Veteran himself, Event Producer Connolly attended Harvard University on a Marine Corps ROTC scholarship. In addition to appearing in television, commercials and independent films, he is recognized as one of the most-played comedians on SiriusXM’s comedy channels, a regular guest on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Radio Show and has made multiple trips overseas to entertain the troops.
“People always tell me ‘Don’t take this the wrong way, but you don’t look anything like a Marine.’ said Connolly. “Of course I don’t look like a Marine! Because that’s exactly what the enemy would be expecting me to look like!”
“Cocktails & Camouflage” begins at 7 p.m. on Nov 6th at Flappers Comedy Club (www.flapperscomedy.com) in Burbank. Tickets are $20 each, which includes dinner and door prizes. Those who cannot attend but would like to support the cause can Become a Sponsor or Send A Service Member or Veteran to the show by making a donation to the secure PayPal account, which can be accessed on the event’s website www.jamespconnollypresents.com.
To purchase tickets: www.jamespconnollypresents.com To find out more about James P. Connolly go to: www.jamespconnolly.tv