Date set for Laughin For Hope

The annual Cayman Islands Cancer Society fundraiser, Laughin’ For Hope, is scheduled for Wednesday, 2 April, said a press release.

The comedy event, at Margaritaville, will feature US comedians Derek Richards and Drew Thomas, as well as Cayman’s own, The Big Kahuna.

Derek Richards is a cancer survivor and in his performances he proves that a full-throttle sense of humour can make even the most dire days a laughing matter.

Richards’ act is fast, fresh and, at times, fanatical. A regular on Armed Forces Entertainment Tours, Richards was featured in Newsweek, Not Quite Prime Time, for taking part in one of the first comedy shows – post 9/11 – at Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo Bay. His most recent military tour took him to Iraq, Kuwait, Djibouti, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. He is currently on the road with The Irish Comedy Tour. Derek’s humour can be sampled on his website

Drew Thomas draws his audience in with his accounts of relationship follies, everyday life and current affairs. Jamaican-born and raised in New York, he now lives in Atlanta and has appeared at some of the city’s top comedy clubs including The Punchline, Twisted Taco, Star Bar and Funny Farm. Amongst the people who have influenced Drew is Eddie Murphy.

There will be two performances, one at 7pm, the second at 9.30pm. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the night and will be on sale from Monday, 3 March, at the Cayman Islands Cancer Society office on the ground floor of the MCR Building on Eclipse Drive off Eastern Avenue. Advance reservations can be made by emailing [email protected]. Ticket sales are limited to 150 per show.


The Cayman Islands Cancer Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing the development of cancer through its education programmes and screening initiatives as well as to providing financial assistance to cancer patients and their families with treatment related expenses. The Society also offers counselling and support to cancer patients and their families. The Society funds its programmes through donations and fundraising events. For more information on the Society call 949-7618 or email [email protected]

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