Monday, February 27, 2012

Day 58: Handed Out Free Laughs


One of the things that Chicago is known for is comedy. Some of the funniest people that have ever taken a stage are either from Chicago, or have lived here at some point in their comedic lives. Chris Farley, John Belushi, Redd Foxx, Bernie Mac, Bill Murray. Between the many comedy clubs and improv houses, the city is not at a loss for places where people can laugh their behinds off. Lately, though, I have noticed that I don't see as many people laughing (or even smiling for that matter) when I am walking throughout the city. I understand that times are tough for many people, but remaining positive both in the now and for the future is imperative. Besides, as I have mentioned before, there are many positive side effects that come from laughing and smiling. Today, for my random act, I am going to give out the opportunity to laugh to a couple of people who may be in need of one. I am going to give 2 free passes to an improv show at Chicago's famous Comedy Sportz Theater. I always say that kindness begets kindness, and this is definitely an example of that. The free tickets were given to me to hand out by my building's manager Jennifer Taylor through Comedy Sportz. She asked that I give them to someone who needs a good laugh, so that is what I am searching for today (if you know someone in Chicago or visiting Chicago that you think fits that criteria, send me an email at 366RandomActs@gmail.com). You never know, the person who gets the tickets might be witnessing the next superstar of comedy in the making.

Also, I wanted to remind everyone of my mission for this week. If you can, please donate $1 to Saprinu.org to help build the school/help Avi's family. If not, please spread the word to as many people as possible!

19 comments:

  1. I will join you by wishing beautiful and hearty smiles to everyone.
    Warmest regards,
    Ruby

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  2. Thanks for spreading kindness. I hope you come visit me here: http://jsbtlm.blogspot.com/2012/02/god-moves-unexpectedly.html

    The world is better with you.

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  3. A little positivity can go a long way.

    This is a link for a poem from Soup for the Teenage Soul 2.

    http://www.tomsegar.com/mcdaniel/Smile.pdf

    It's very sweet.

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  4. Great idea! We need more smiles in the world.

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  5. Ha hahahahahaha - just the thought of your act of the day makes me laugh - with joy!

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  6. Refreshing! Will gladly follow you for your 366.

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  7. Everyone needs a laugh sometimes <3 (:

    heartsintherain.blogspot.com

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  8. Great blog for a great cause. Looking forward to seeing the Random Acts of Kindness everyday.

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  9. OK, I love this blog! That's such a brilliant idea. Humor is such a common denominator. Side Note: If you're interested, me and 29 other college students are riding our bikes across the US for cancer this summer...we're trying to raise 150,000 dollars to donate to cancer research.

    If you're interested in learning more you can check out our website:
    http://illini4000.org/

    : )

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  10. Hi! My name is Crystal! I love your blog and I saw where you were giving away free tickets! My cousin actually lives in Chicago! His name is Keith! He's such an awesome guy and I would love to nominate him and his friend to receive some tickets! I can get his personal information if needed! He loves comedy!! He's an awesome guy! One of the best! Thanks so much for what you do! I am a really big fan and it's so great that you are making it your life's mission to carry out such kind and wonderful acts of kindness! The world sure could use a few more people like you!!! Good luck with everything! I can't wait to see what you come up with next! Keith's email is, kckeitho@gmail.com. I really hope he wins! He deserves it!! I know he's recently moved to Chicago so he's somewhat new there and him and his mom are really close but she lives in Kansas! He misses his mommy!!! That's for sure! Take care! Thanks!

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  11. Also, I tried emailing you at the above email address and it said it was an invalid email address.

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  12. It's a great idea. At first getting a ticket to a show wouldn't seem like much, but getting one from someone who's there just to be nice? I mean, who hears about this kind of stuff every day? Discovering your blog via Blogger's Blogs of Note (congratulations, by the way) has inspired me to also do what I can to help give out random acts of kindness. Thank youuuu!

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  13. This is awesome. I discovered this a few minutes ago and I must say this is something I would love to do! I've really enjoyed reading the posts!

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  14. So cool you're doing this. I'm inspired.

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  15. laughing is lifes best medicine!! thanks for sharing.

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  16. olá !!!mulher abençoada......
    parabéns há se todos fizessem o que vc esta fazendo.
    parabéns....seguindo vc
    meus desejo é de muita saúde e sucesso.



    beijokas

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  17. Nice blog! I'm going to do one kind act a day now, small or big. Which is probably nothing compared to you.

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  18. This is awesome. Im gonna do this for Boston

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