Dare 2010: Pat Thornton's Dare – The laughs are underway

Comedian Pat Thornton is over 18 hours into his Dare to perform stand up comedy at Toronto’s Comedy Bar for 24 hours straight! Fellow comedians are in attendance – showing their solidarity by staying up with him and helping out by writing  jokes. And the online audience is submitting jokes too – but Pat is up there on his own, sleepless and with only energy drinks, a glaring stage light and a lot of laughs from the crowd to keep him going.

  • Jerad Gallinger, SLF Communications Assistant, is attending the entire event as his own Dare, and has been tweeting about it.  You can sponsor Jerad here.
  • CBC News Toronto broadcast a story on the event  – you can watch it at the 9.25 minute-mark here.
  • Jerad was interviewed on CBC Radio One’s Metro Morning, and Pat’s act was broadcast live – click here to listen.
  • George Stroumboulopoulos showed up too: he tweeted about it and also posted an entry about it to his news site. Then, on Tuesday’s show, George caught up with Pat’s progress and recounted a funny story about the Dare of the woman sitting next to him at the Comedy Bar. Click here and skip forward to the 50 second mark.

If you are in Toronto, show your support and have a good laugh by showing up anytime before 6pm tonight: Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St West.

You can also watch the growing mayhem live online via UStream.

Pat has already raised over $9,000 for the incredible work going on at the grassroots of Africa to turn the tide of AIDS – keep him motivated by making a donation here!

Learn more and get involved in the A Dare to Remember campaign: www.adaretoremember.com.

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