improv performed annually at the Miami Improv to benefit the Miami
Children's Hospital "Radio Lollipop" program.
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THEY improv, Broward County's improv troupe, has performed to benefit the Miami Children's Hospital "Radio Lollipop" program at the world famous Miami Improv in their annual event in 2006 and 2007.
Joining together with Laughing Gas (South Florida's longest running improv troupe) and Majic 102.7's Joe Johnson, THEY brought laughter and joy to the over 280 in attendance. This rare jaunt into Miami-Dade County was a huge success for the charity and a fun time for all involved. The 2007 event alone raised $11,000 for the charity!
"Our 'Comedy With a Cause' program has successfully raised a lot of money for charity while bringing top-notch performances to South Florida audiences," said THEY Director Todd Rice. "We make people laugh when they are in the mood to laugh. Radio Lollipop brings laughter where it is far rarer. They provide humor and enjoyment for audiences of children at the hospital that truly need to be entertained the most. We're happy to help any way we can."
Radio Lollipop believes in the healing power of play, having begun in 1978 at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children in Surrey England. Since it's beginning, the program has expanded to Australia, New Zealand, and of course the United States. More information on Radio Lollipop is available on their website at www.radiolollipop.org. On August 14th, 1996, Miami Children's became the first hospital in the United States to host a Radio Lollipop.
THEY improv continues to change the face of Comedy in South Florida, taking improv shows to a whole new level. This time with the help of Majic 102.7. The station is a valuable member of this effort and has offered an extreme amount of support for the cause.
"The Majic 102.7 Majic Children's Fund is a wonderful organization," said THEY Director Todd Rice. "We're happy that we've found a kindred spirit and hope that we can continue to work together to help make a positive contribution to the community."
Keep returning to the THEY improv website for information about upcoming performances and a possible return to the Miami Improv next year for a third annual Radio Lollipop benefit.
About THEY improv
THEY improv is Broward County's improv comedy troupe, selected by the ImprovMiami Prizes as Broward's Best Short Form Troupe 2005. Often performing for charities, THEY improv is changing the face of comedy in South Florida. THEY can be seen in various venues in the area and the website at www.THEYimprov.com is regularly updated with information about upcoming events and shows.