In wake of the disgusting terror attack that took place Christchurch, New Zealand earlier this month, Australian comedian Nazeem Hussein has joined forces with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to create comedy event Stand Up For Christchurch.
The event will donate 100% of its proceeds to The Christchurch Foundation’s, Our People, Our City fund to help ease the pain of a nation still in mourning. An impressive line up of comedians including Arj Barker, Urzila Carlson, Frida Deguise, Dave Hughes, Jimeoin and Matt Okine to name a few, have quickly jumped on board in support. All of these comedians are donating their time and comedic talent in the hopes that they can spread some joy and raise some funds to help rebuild the families, communities and nation that have been torn apart in this tragedy.
There is no real way to fix everything that was destroyed during those attacks but through this event, we can sure try to create enough joy and laughter to drown out the amount of pain that has been felt in the Muslim community, New Zealand and across the globe.
If you’d like to show some love for our Kiwi companions the show will take place 4:30 pm Saturday, April 13 at Melbourne Town Hall. You can check the full line up and grab tickets at comedyfestival.com.au.
Alternatively, if you’d like to just donate to The Christchurch Foundation you can do so at christchurchfoundation.org.nz
Written by Jordyn Workman