Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Michael Jr. Bringing the Laughs Feb. 6

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Michael Jr. Bringing the Laughs Feb. 6

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For the past 12 years, it has been part of Gina Gibson's job, as executive director of the Evansville Christian Life Center, to book a comedian for that organization's annual Laugh for Life concert. And over the years, "We've had some pretty cool comedians here," she said: "Bob Smiley, Brad Stein, Chondra Pierce "

Next Thursday, the talented Michael Jr. will take the stage at 7 p.m. in the center's main sanctuary at 509 S. Kentucky Ave.

Among young adults attuned to Christian entertainment, the name Michael Jr. rings a bell, Gibson has learned.

"In conversations last year with some 20 and 30-somethings, I asked who we might get this year and hands down, this is who they wanted," she said. "They had all seen him, how good he is and how funny he is."

ECLC booked him last August.

Advance tickets ($10) to "Laugh for Life" are available from Christian Fellowship Church, 4100 Millersburg Road; ECLC, 509 S. Kentucky Ave. (812-423-9222); online at ECLC's website, www.restoringpeople.com; and at The Vineyard Christian bookstore, 5721 E. Virginia St.

They will be $15 at the door.

A limited number of VIP tickets ($25) are available through Sunday only from ECLC directly (online or at the facility); VIP ticket holders will be invited to a meet-and-greet with Michael Jr. before the show.

Child care (infants through 5 year-olds) will be available for $5 per family on a first come, first served basis, Gibson said.

The modest ticket prices and child care services are intended to ensure that young adults and families can come, Gibson explained.

Laugh for Life is an annual fundraising project for ECLC's Pregnancy Care Services program, Gibson said. "We are holding this concert to support our pregnancy care services so we want to make sure these young adults can afford it.

"It will be a clean comedy night, a fun family event, but we will talk about our services before the show. …

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