CLASP Homes holds comedy fundraiser in Fairfield
CLASP Homes is presenting two hot stand-up comedians at the Fairfield Theatre Company's Stage One on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Entertaining will be comedians Andy Pitz and Mike Speirs. The show is a fundraiser for CLASP, a nonprofit organization that provides housing, career and other programs for adults with autism and related developmental disabilities.
Pitz has been a headliner of comedy clubs all over the world for more than 20 years and has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and Craig Ferguson's "Late, Late Show." Speirs is a 30-something comedian who talks about the joy and pain of being a public school teacher, surviving open heart surgery, or reminiscing about striking out with women while bar-hopping in his former life.
The show begins at 8 p.m. Pre-show complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will begin at 6 p.m. at the T & C Steakhouse, next door to the theater, where restaurant owner Patrick Jean is donating 15 percent of beverage sales during the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. to CLASP.
Tickets are available for $50 and $60 at the door and may be purchased at www.fairfieldtheatre.org or by calling FTC at 203-259-1036.
Eighty adults now live in a CLASP group home or supervised apartment in Westport, Norwalk, Wilton, Fairfield, Trumbull, Stratford, Shelton and Easton, or participate in a Career and Community Options day program in Fairfield. For more information on CLASP, visit www.clasphomes.org or call 203-226-7895, ext 144.