This is an email received today:
Forgive me if you know the story already. If not, please read. We’re doing
our best on short notice to let people know about this show on April 6th.
A good friend and fellow comic Erica Doering found out that she needs an
emergency eye surgery – a vitrectomy – to prevent herself from going blind.
It involves replacing her eye fluid with saline and placing a small belt and
buckle behind her eye. The operation has to be done on April 11th.
Afterwards, the patient has to stare downwards at all times … for two
months. Stare at the floor for five seconds. Now imagine doing it for two
Since I’ve known her in the last two years, I’ve seen her go through several
surgeries and many eye doctor appointments. And like a lot of comics I know,
she has no health insurance. This latest one is a very serious, emergency
operation and the two months of recovery means she can’t work during that
time. She only has one week left to raise the money for her surgery. So with
the help of a few others – including Amit Itelman and the Steve Allen
Theatre – I helped put this show together so she can get this operation and
see again properly.
Please help! Buy some tickets for this show. Spread the word. Tell your
friends – especially if you don’t live in LA, but have friends that do. I
mean, c’mon, look at that lineup. It’s going to be one of the best comedy
shows of the year. And while you’re at it, make a donation by clicking on
the link below. Every little bit helps.
GET ADVANCE TICKETS NOW!
THE EYE CARE FOR ERICA COMEDY BENEFIT
Proceeds go towards comic Erica Doering’s emergency vitrectomy
Starring: Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, Louis C.K., Dana Gould, Naked
Trucker, Andy Kindler & an advance clip of MTV2’s Wonder Showzen
Hosted by Jimmy Pardo
Tell your friends! Spread the word!
Thursday, April 6th
Ticket purchases and additional donations can be sent to our fee free
(Please specify number of tickets and amount of donation.)
…or via PayPal by sending to recipient:
The Steve Allen Theater
at the Center for Inquiry-West
4773 Hollywood Blvd
(2 blocks west of Vermont)
For more show info: http://www.cfiwest.org/theater/EyeCare.htm
For the whole story: www.myspace.com/ericaseye
This is what you call ‘supporting the arts’. Every little bit helps.