Boomer & Carton, Top Comedians Raise Over $80K For Sandy Relief
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — WFAN co-hosts Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason wanted to stand up for their neighbors affected by Superstorm Sandy.
So they got together the top names in comedy — Artie Lange, Jay Mohr, Nick DiPaolo, Michael Che, Sherrod Small, John Pizzi and Colin Quinn — for a one-night-only event Wednesday at Manhattan’s historic Beacon Theatre.
Even “Boomer & Carton” producer Al Dukes took the stage to deliver his popular parody song “Beat Tom Brady.”
Carton said over $80,000 was raised through ticket sales. That money will go to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
“Boomer and I were thrilled with the turnout,” Carton told CBSNewYork.com.
It certainly was a great night of comedy. But the main goal was to raise as much cash as possible for Sandy relief efforts. None of the comedians were paid for their performances and the Beacon was provided rent-free by the Madison Square Garden Company.
“We can’t thank everyone enough — the crowd, the comedians, to MSG for the Beacon,” said Carton.
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