It’s really comforting to see the comedy community come together in support of one of their own, as those in New York City have done for Joe Powers, an up-and-coming stand-up who fell off of a balcony in August and fell into a coma, while also suffering a broken leg, pelvis, ribs and a brain injury. Powers continues his slow recovery in the hospital and is now speaking. But he has a long road ahead of him.
Comedians are putting on a show to help his healing (as well as his hospital bills), The Joe Powers Healing Blowout, on Thursday (Nov. 20) at Gotham Comedy Club. The lineup as of this past weekend included Christian Finnegan, Arj Barker, Ted Alexandro, Kyle Grooms, Becky Donohue, Mara Herron, Meg Cupernall and a special guest TBA. Colin Quinn may also perform. The show is $20, with proceeds helping Powers and his family. If you cannot attend this event, but still would like to help out, you can make a donation to his dedicated PayPal account.