Laughter is always a positive
force, and its ability to bring people together was highlighted once more at
the Laughin’ for Hope fundraiser.
There were two shows at Margaretaville
in aid of the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, featuring a double-whammy of entertainers
Jody Kerns and Dale Jones, ably assisted by MC Big Kahuna.
Kahuna took the opportunity to give the crowd
both barrels, and they loved him for it.
Kerns pulls few punches with her
musings on sex, marriage, and everything under the sun. Her experiences as a
professional actress, comedian and scriptwriter give her an edgy charm that’s
well-served by the observational comedy that takes aim at life’s foibles and
hits a bulls eye.
“The turnout was awesome – I had fun and it
was great to see so many people out for a great cause. That’s what it’s all
about,” said Ms Kerns.
Let’s get physical
Dale Jones’ approach is somewhere
between the physical humour of Lee Evans or Jim Carrey and the surrealism of Eddie
Izzard. Jones has the ability to make the audience laugh with a funny face, a
one-liner or a discourse on Walmart. His stage presence, self-deprecating skill
and carefully-constructed neo-chaotic style ensured that his one-hour set
passed in a sizzle. The semi-finalist of NBC show, Last Comic Standing, said it
had been a lot of fun.
“Every time I go up onstage is a
buzz; I’ve been doing this seventeen years and it’s a blast. It was a really
good crowd who were here to have fun and it was really obvious they wanted to
enjoy it,” he said.
Organiser Emma Jones of Cayman
Islands Cancer Society said that Laughin’ For Hope 2010 had been a very
“There was non-stop laughter from
the crowd and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the show.”