PITTSBURG -- Looking for some laughs and a chance to do some good?

Then consider checking out a Dec. 20 charity benefit that will take place at E.J. Phair Brewing Co. in Pittsburg.

The BrewHaHa-sponsored event will raise money for Brentwood-based Global Village for Healthy Families, a nonprofit that provides parenting classes as well as programs geared to youth in East County.

Comedians who will be telling the jokes are Nina G, Jesse Hett, Ben Feldman, Shanti Charan, Charlie Spink and Johan Miranda.

"They are very popular comedians. They are people who regularly headline all over the place," said event organizer Justin Lafferty, who also helps put on the free BrewHaHa comedy nights that take place on the second and fourth Tuesdays at the E.J. Phair in Pittsburg.

Most of those participating in the fundraiser have appeared at one of those comedy nights put on by BrewHaHa, which also held a fundraiser earlier this year to raise money for Relay for Life events in Antioch and Pittsburg that support cancer research.

So how hard is it to get a whole bunch of comedians to show up at one place at the same time? Is it like herding cats?

"Not as hard as you think," Lafferty said. "They are pretty receptive" to a good cause. (The comedians, not the cats.)

Global Village for Healthy Families was selected because it is a local organization as opposed to larger charities such as Toy for Tots that serve a bigger area, he said.

"I wanted to do something that benefits local kids, here in East County," he said.


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Tickets are $10 for the Dec. 20 event, which starts at 7 p.m. at 300 Cumberland St. Doors open at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/brewhahacomedy or call 925- 427-7204

Contact Eve Mitchell at 925-779-7189. Follow her on Twitter.com/EastCounty_Girl.

IF YOU GO
What: BrewHaHa comedy show to benefit Global Village for Healthy Families
When: 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Where: E.J. Phair Brewing Co., 300 Cumberland St., Pittsburg
Tickets: $10 online at http://on.fb.me/1ktrQMs or at the door
Info: www.facebook.com/brewhahacomedy or 925-427-7204