9th Annual Cinderella Cares Comedy for Cure


Description Before we tell you about our comedy show let's get to the important part first, this is Cinderella Cares 9th year serving our community by raising much needed funds, spreading awareness and helping those affected by a lung cancer diagnosis. Cinderella Cares uses the arts to generate funds with events like our Comedy For Cure event, each year we give a considerable donation to Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD as well as Lung Cancer Alliance we also have a program that helps families caring for their love ones with lung cancer, it doesn't matter it could be helping with a light bill or simply helping to buy back to school supplies for the kids in the home. It's that time of the year again, Cinderella Cares is proud to present Darren Carter as our 2019 Comedy For Cure headliner. Darren has been seen on many TV shows and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, along with Darren are a host of hilarious comedians, Eryca Nolan, Doreen Watson, Sarah Newell and a surprise guest comedian. The show will be hosted by Ian Salmon, Ian is a comedian and actor living and working in Los Angeles, he is a co-founder of Cinderella Cares and grew up in Takoma Park, Maryland. Image may contain: Darren Carter, smiling, standing Darren Carter When Darren Carter takes the stage, he takes the audience with him. A whirlpool of impressions and observations with on-point improvisation keeps the crowd rolling through the night, and on through the morning if they’re lucky.. From The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to Be Cool with John Travolta, to Comedy Central, BET and Showtime, the aptly named “Party Starter”. Image may contain: Eryca Nolan, standing Eryca Nolan A Mom and Comedian, Eryca Nolan considers herself a work in progress when it comes to balancing these two acts. More of a Story Teller than a Jokester she entertains you with wit and unfiltered honesty as she expresses her take on Single Motherhood, Love and most importantly Wine. Whether you are a Mom or have a Mom, her tales will make you feel right at home. Get Up DC! Reese Waters When New York Magazine tapped Reese Waters as one of the city’s Ten Comedians To Watch in March of 2009, few realized just how quickly his star would rise. First came his victories in the annual Caroline’s Comedy Competition and the Emerging Comics Contest at the New York Underground Comedy Festival. Soon after, appearances on MTV, Good Morning America, Sirius Satellite Radio and NPR were followed by Waters’ mastery of his Comedy Central “Live At Gotham” set and subsequent role on the critically acclaimed Comedy Central series “Michael and Michael Have Issues.” Programmers took note, and within the next year, Waters was bringing comedy truth to sports as co-host of The Daily Line on the Versus Network, where his sly wit garnered raves for his commentaries on the big sports news of the day, along with his ground breaking interviews with everyone from D Wade and Queen Latifah to NBA MVP Derrick Rose and UFC President Dana White. Nothing, however, prepared the audience, producers and crew for “Tea With Tyson,” his death defying interview over breakfast with the heavyweight champ, where Waters was able to get the often shy Tyson to expound on his love of pigeons and his hatred for cannoli’s. Log onto YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5XFH36UdQ4) for four scary minutes of tv history… While co-hosting The Daily Line fed Water’s deep knowledge and passion for sports, stand-up is his true love, and soon he accomplished a rare scheduling feat of making back to back appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and the Late Show with David Letterman in the Spring of 2011. Long time watchers of the comedy scene were unanimous in praising Waters for cool, collected and knock out funny premieres on two of the nation’s top late night platforms for stand-up comedy. Waters hails from Washington, DC, and was introduced to comedy by his grandmother’s hysterical impressions of everyone she’s ever met. His earliest memories include riding in the back of his parents’ car listening to a Martin Lawrence cassette on his Walkman, sure to muffle his laughter, since he was forbidden to hear such vulgarities. However, he took notice of the joy that comedy, and stand-up comedy in particular, brought to his family, and wanted to be part of it. Before officially taking the stage, he amused himself in his high school dormitory by pouring gravy on toilet seats, planting newspaper in the dryer (it works, try it!!) and executing his self-titled “Sour Milk Bomb.” Fights ensued. Forever the class clown, Waters began performing when he matriculated to Columbia University, where he joined an improv troupe and began traveling around campus entertaining unpopular students. Bolstered by his success, he successfully auditioned for the campus sketch comedy show, which was televised both on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods, thought watched by none. Finally, Waters summoned the courage and enough malt liquor to venture downtown into New York’s legendary comedy scene to try his luck at an open mic. Five months later, now at his 27th open mic, he got his first laugh. However, he remained undeterred during the silence, feeling more and more comfortable onstage and with the audience. It’s this early period that he often looks back on for inspiration. Image may contain: 1 person, eyeglasses Doreen Watson Friendly, relatable and funny! She brings a unique point of view and has crowds laughing along with her as she explores her life through the lens of mother, wife, daughter and observer of humanity, all with hilarious results she has performed on stages throughout the Northeast like the Funny Bone comedy clubs, the Comedy Works, Cabot Comedy Club, The Hu Ke Lau and The Chicago Women's Funny Fest, Comedy Platz 2017, Finger Lakes Comedy Festival, Baltimore Comedy Festival and as a finalist in the Ladies of Laughter competition at the Turning Stone Casino, Amazon's Comics Watching Comics, Laffing. Matterz and the DC Comedy Festival and participated in the Turnpike Comedy Festival, which was filmed for Amazon Prime. Image may contain: Sarah Newell, smiling, closeup Sarah Newell Sarah never misses a beat with well planned thought provoking material, focused on the art of compromise with influences around you, even if they happen to be family. Often described as "The Advocate for the Fed Up Woman". Sarah is and will continue to be one of the hardest working women in show business.


Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
One Veterans Place



9th Annual Cinderella Cares Comedy for Cure


9th Annual Cinderella Cares Comedy for Cure
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019
8:00PM -11:00PM