If you’re looking for a night of laughs and want to help support the community, then be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday evening at 8PM. The Fearless Fools Comedy Troupe, a part of the Vintage Theatre Company, and the Clarksburg Mission are teaming up for a special event at the Uptown Event Center, formerly known as the YWCA of Harrison County. The event, called The Fearless Food Drive, is a community collaboration to help provide the Clarksburg Mission with food donations and monetary support. There is no formal admission fee and tickets for the event are simple – “Pay What You Can or Pay With a Can.” All monetary proceeds and food donations will be given to the Clarksburg Mission.
The show, which is slated to last 90 minutes, will feature the troupe’s unique forms of long and short form improv comedy. Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:00. The troupe’s current director, Craig Snider, strives to make the mission of the troupe to use their unique comedy style to impact the local community. And what better organization to help than the Clarksburg Mission.
“When Steve Goff founded ‘The Fools’, he always told us about the power of improv. He always said it was a philosophy of life,” said Snider. “Everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and the Clarksburg Mission works hard to give that to people. We want to help them do that.”
Chris Mullet, Executive Director of the Clarksburg Mission, is very enthusiastic about the event. “It is great when a new community partner comes on to support us,” said Mullet. The Mission serves 100,000 meals and fills 2,000 food orders yearly, serving 7,500 people. Additionally, 10,000 backpacks are handed out with weekend food to students. The Mission is looking for specific items: canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, and pasta sauce.
The Fearless Fools are dedicated to bringing improv to the North Central West Virginia area and this is a fantastic way to support both their mission and also help support the Clarksburg Mission. They say laughter is the best medicine, so grab some friends and come out Saturday night to get a good dose of laughter. And don’t forget the peanut butter!