EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 7, 2013

LAUGHING FOR SPORT

Three hilarious headliners at the China Blossom

By Kelly Burch
Correspondent

---- — NORTH ANDOVER – The Hillies won’t be the only ones laughing all the way to the bank tomorrow night. The North Andover Knights are also getting in on the comedy gold, with their own fundraiser at Lots of Laughs Comedy Club at the China Blossom.

“We have three headliners performing,” said Chris Flahive, partner at Lots of Laughs. “You wouldn’t see a line-up like that at any regular comedy show.

In all, “A Knight of Comedy” will feature five comedians. Headliners are Mike Koutrobis, Tom Hayes, and Johnny Pizzi, all nationally recognized performers.

“In the winter, we wanted people to be able to get out of the house for a fun evening,” said organizer Lisa Levy.

Lots of Laughs approached a group of volunteer parents about running the fund-raiser for North Andover High School.

“We wanted to work with the community,” Flahive said.

The Athletic Association uses the money raised at the fund-raiser to finance things that aren’t covered by the district’s budget.

“We pay for senior sponsorships, and to maintain some of the athletic properties,” Levy said.

In addition to comedy, there will be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction of professional sports memorabilia during the evening.

Tickets to the show are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. They can be purchased by contacting Lisa Levy, or at Rose & Dove Gift Shop at 579 Chickering Road.

If You Go What: A Knight of Comedy. When: Friday March 8. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 9. Where: Lots of Laugh Comedy Lounge, The China Blossom, 946 Osgood St., North Andover. How: Tickets $25 in advance ($30 at door) by contacting Lisa Levy at 978.794.3507 or at lal84@comcast.net. Also available at Rose & Dove Gift Shop, 579 Chickering Road, North Andover.