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Friday, 26 April 2019 05:40 am

Comedians help vulnerable kids with charitable laughter

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Child refugees will be the subject of laughter on Sunday night – all for a good cause.

The 9th annual comedy show “The Good Guys” on Sunday at the San Fran will raise money for refugee children living on the border between Thailand and Burma.

The show will be hosted by Jeremy Elwood and will feature Urzila Carlson, Ben Hurley, James Nokise, Jimmy McGhie, Rich Wilson, Ron Josol and James Acaster.

All the money raised goes to Wellington-based charity Spinning Top’s programs which include educational, agricultural and nutritional support for the children.

The show was started by Cori Gonzalez-Macer and according to the co-manager of Spinning Top Annie Fischer the first few shows were hosted by Cori and his friends and it grew over the years.

Fischer said the show could make a huge difference.

“The Burmese refugee situation is becoming a bit forgotten about in the mix of other world events.

“These nights make a huge difference, the proceeds of a single show are enough to build a school,” she said.

The show will hopefully raise at least $7000.

Spinning top started as Children on the Edge NZ which was a New Zealand version of the UK charity.

It focuses on helping vulnerable children living in poverty around the world through nutrition, education, agriculture and play.

Fischer was confident the show would sell out even though sometimes they have to wait with fingers crossed.

“The show has sold out every year since its inception nine years ago. It’s always a nail-biter but we do manage to sell them all,” she said.

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Children enjoying the new school built by Spinning Top. IMAGE: Supplied



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