Jake Thomas, nephew of SCTV star Dave Thomas, sustained a massive spinal cord injury this January that has left him paralyzed from the waist down.
To help not only Jake and his family, but also help fund research and other patients at Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, Dave Thomas has organized an all-star benefit for his nephew that reunites the surviving cast of SCTV, plus Dan Aykroyd, Paul Shaffer, three members of Kids in the Hall, and even more in the way of surprise guests.
The event? TAKE OFF, EH! Happening Tuesday, July 18, 2017 on The Second City Toronto’s Mainstage, with proceeds going to ‘Jake Thomas’s Road to Recovery’ and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.
Performances by Canadian legends including: Bob and Doug McKenzie’s “Great White North” reunion with Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis; Martin Short with a signature one-on-one SPECIAL GUEST (TBA) interview by Jiminy Glick; comedy from Dan Aykroyd, Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, and Joe Flaherty; The Kids in the Hall’s Dave Foley, Scott Thompson and Kevin McDonald; and Special Guest Music Performances from Paul Shaffer, Ian Thomas, Murray McLauchlan and surprise musical guests.
VIP ticket packages go on sale Monday, June 5, at $2,5000, featuring an exclusive after-party with the stars.
Any remaining tickets will become available for $500 the following Monday, June 12.