It was a star studded event at the Gilda’s Club of Northern New Jersey this past Sunday at the “Still Laughing: A Comedy Tribute to Gilda Radner” fundraiser. The show featured Brooke Shields, Gilbert Gottfried, Joe Piscopo, and our very own ComedySportz NYC team of Amelia Fowler, Mike Gregorek, Glenn Packman, Drew Tarvin, and Alicia Barnatchez… with the one and only Rachel Dratch.
The crowd went wild as Mike hosted and refereed an intense match. Amelia played a British, Jamaican, French, jock (not all at once). Alicia played a creepy Librarian. Drew played a character in Four Suqare that died before the game was even over. And Glenn, as field judge, serenaded us with a hilarious rendition of One Day More from the balcony. Rachel Dratch, the special guest player of the evening impressed us all, bringing strong characters, a willingness to play and a “Yes And” attitude that was unrivaled.
It was a fierce match, but in the end the real winners of last Sundays event was the Gilda’s Club of Northern New Jersey – a nonprofit cancer support organization who raised over $25,000 to help find a cure for cancer.