A funny fundraiser

A full day of laughs will be provided, courtesy of Bull Skit, on Saturday, July 12.

A full day of laughs will be provided, courtesy of Bull Skit, on Saturday, July 12.

The local sketch comedy and improvisation group is holding its annual fundraiser.

Admission to all of the special events is free, but donations are welcomed.

In the morning, local residents are encouraged to find the Bull Skit booth at the Red Deer Public Market, take a selfie at the site, and be entered to win tickets to future Bull Skit shows. (Tweet: @BullSkitComedy #RDbullskit).

From 2 to 3 p.m., families can attend a Calf Skit children’s show at the Scott Block, featuring a beloved fairy tale, free popcorn and chalk for anyone wanting to make sidewalk art.

Interested in improvisation? Against the Wall Theatre’s artistic director Jenna Goldade will be holding a fun how-to workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Scott Block to teach spontaneity.

An evening of sketch comedy, improv and live music will begin at 8 p.m. at the Scott Block (doors open at 7:30 p.m.).

Members of the Bull Skit and up-and-coming Veal Skit crews will entertain with sketches about game show hosts and a runaway Snow White.

Improvs will feature some special guests from Calgary. Local band The Well Witchers will rock out to tunes from various genres.

There will be a cash bar, a silent auction, raffle prizes and bids taken for a chance to pie your favourite (or least favourite) Bull Skit member in the face.

Goldade sees the day-long fundraiser as a chance to expose more Central Albertans to what the Bull Skit crew does at monthly shows from September to May.

“The whole day of events will be what we do for a whole season.”

Season subscriptions for 2014-15 of Bull Skit and popular Calf Skit will be sold at the Scott Block, where the shows will be held, starting from September.

Here’s a listing for the new season of monthly Bull Skit shows, which start at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.): Sept. 26-27, Oct. 24-25, Nov. 21-22, Jan. 30-31, Feb. 27-28, March 27-28, April 24-25, and May 22-23.

The new season of Calf Skit shows start at 2 p.m. on Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, March 28, and April 25.

Bull Prov Improv shows will be held on the Centennial Stage, through the back entrance of the Scott Block, at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. on: Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 7, April 11, and May 9.

For more information, call 403-872-6706.

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