Stand Up and Ride It - A night of Comedy to Fight AIDS


Andy Lauer (Andrew Neil) and Lisa Corrao present: STAND UP AND RIDE IT

Six hysterical and critically-acclaimed comedians will take to the stage Nov. 5 for the second annual “Stand Up And Ride It: A Night of Comedy to Fight AIDS,” the first of its kind, red carpet event to benefit this year’s SMART Ride 9. The event begins at 8 p.m. and takes place at LIPS restaurant, 1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

All proceeds from the event will go to SMART Ride, a two-day (Nov. 16-17), 165-mile bike ride from Miami to Key West. This is the ninth year for the Ride, which has raised more than $3.3 million for six HIV/AIDS organizations throughout Florida. Each year, hundreds of riders take part in the SMART Ride, and this year’s first-ever sold out Ride will feature 450 riders and more than 200 crew members.

The “Stand Up And Ride It” comedy show will feature local and nationally-recognized comedians, along with headliner Lisa Corrao (Comedy Central’s SOBE Comedy Festival, ‘The Jerk Show’). An open cash bar and $1,000 in raffle items and giveaways will be available at the show. The event is organized by SMART Ride participant Andy Lauer (rider No. 599) and Corrao.

“At a time when HIV/AIDS funding continues to be slashed due to state budgetary constraints, we were eager to create an event that compliments and benefits the vital work of the SMART Ride,” said Lauer. “The ‘Stand Up And Ride It’ comedy show serves as an additional avenue for which the community can come together to help those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.”




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