Laugh until you cry in Chilliwack

The comedy night is set for Sunday, April 1, at Corky's pub in Chilliwack.

The show’s on April 1, but it’s no joke.

Wait a minute. There’ll be lots of jokes!

The comedy night, Sometimes I Laugh So Hard Tears Run Down My Leg, is set for Sunday night at Corky’s pub.

And the show is already getting some positive buzz around town before the comics even take the stage, says event emcee and comic Ericka Meyer.

The idea of comedy night in Chilliwack starting coming together in Meyer’s mind after taking comedy classes and doing stand-up about seven months ago.

She made it all the way to the finals at the Funniest Female competition of the 9th Annual Laugh Riot Girl event.

“I have met so many funny people since I started stand-up and have been enjoying it so much, I wanted to put my learning to good use.”

Since she works for Ann Davis Transition Society, and stands behind the valuable work they do with local families.

“I thought the best way to put my learning to use was to raise money for people in our own community.”

There’s already interest being expressed from another business owner about hosting a subsequent comedy night.

“I didn’t think, at first, about doing another, but I have already people keep asking me if it is going to be an annual event. It’s catching fire before our first show!

The names of the comics that will be performing include:

Christie Mia Anderson, Tyler McAuley, Suzi Vega, Melanie Rose, Zoe Clemens, Margo Prentice and Lesley O.

Sometimes I Laugh So Hard Tears Run Down My Leg, April 1, doors 5 p.m., show at 7 p.m., $20 gets you a burger, beer and entry to the show. Tickets in advance (Weds, Thurs., Fri.) at ADTS, 9046 Young Road, 604-792-2760, or at the door Saturday, if tickets don’t sell out in advance.