Published on November 7th, 2011 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Pat’s 24 Hours!

Calling all smartasses anywhere in the world. You are needed!

The majority of you reading this aren’t based in Toronto, so you wouldn’t have heard of the mind-blowing wonder that is Pat’s 24 Hours.

For the third year running, Pat Thornton (who you might have seen kill at the Alternative Show at Just For Laughs this year) will do standup for 24 hours straight to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which helps bring AIDS medication and education to Africa.

It starts Monday at 5pm at Comedy Bar in Toronto, but never fear, there are a few ways you can help out from wherever you are in the world:

I know a whole lot of comedians with office day jobs who won’t be getting much done tomorrow, between the streamin’ and the tweetin’.

Incidentally, last year things got a little loopy by day 2, and it became a marathon of “Kevin Sorbo eats garbage” jokes. Because of that, Sorbo actually came and did a weekend at Comedy Bar. So we expect a lot of George Clooney and Megan Fox jokes this time around.


About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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