Improv comedy benefit to support Relay for Life on March 28

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FARMINGTON – On Saturday, March 28th, Farmington area audiences will have good reason to laugh. The American Cancer Society and the University of Maine at Farmington’s signature improv comedy group Lawn Chair Pirates are putting on a free benefit for Relay for Life at 8:30 p.m. in Lincoln Auditorium of UMF’s Roberts Learning Center. It’ll be a night of rockin’ comedy with their special guests, western Maine’s own improv comedy crew, Teachers Lounge Mafia.

UMF’s Lawn Chair Pirates welcome western Maine’s Teachers Lounge Mafia for an evening of improv comedy to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Saturday, March 28th, at 8:30 p.m. in Lincoln Auditorium of UMF’s Roberts Learning Center. In the top row (left to right) Ben Wells, Kyla Wheeler, Dan Ryder, Natalie Bean, Gavin Pickering, Emily Pottle, Jeff Bailey and Tim Englert. In the second row (left to right) Angela Hooper, Molly Mallett, Elliot Brackett Lyons, Ty Perry, Samuel Valentine, Reba LaRose, Bekah Church and Ben Gray. Jade Wells, bottom center

Fueled by raucous energy and unbridled imagination, UMF’s Lawn Chair Pirates perform short-form improv comedy that relies upon audience participation for maximum effect. Audiences imagining “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” on a caffeine-soaked sugar rush get the general idea. The group performs to packed houses throughout the year in various UMF venues and has traveled around the state and even into the Great White Neighbor to the North.

Though short in lifespan, Teachers Lounge Mafia has already established itself a comedic force to be reckoned with in the western foothills. Comprised of veteran improv comics, the crew brought its unique blend of improv and original sketch comedy to area audiences twice this winter already. This benefit will keep the funny coming and give them some momentum heading into their performance at the April 10th Relay for Life at UMF.

For those interested in sponsoring the Relay for Life but cannot attend the show, please send donations (checks only; no cash please) to : Lawn Chair Pirates, 111 South Street, Farmington ME 04938. All donations to the LCP, including the Pirates’ personal donation, will be given to the ACS during a check presentation at the Relay for Life event at UMF’s Health & Recreation Center in April. Individuals contributing more than $10 to the cause through LCP will have their names put on the giant check itself. Questions may be directed to

The funny starts at 8:30 p.m. on March 28th in Lincoln Auditorium of UMF’s Roberts Learning Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with free admission but seating is limited. This show contains mature language and content. Representatives for the American Cancer Society will be at the show taking donations to support the ongoing fight against cancer – it’s a free show so put a little love their way and laugh all night.

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