Open Mic Night Benefits Aurora Shooting Victim, Aspiring Comic

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FORT LAUDERDALE—On Thursday, August 2, proceeds from the Fort Lauderdale Comedy Club’s weekly “Open Mic” night will be donated to Caleb Medley, a victim of the Aurora, Colo. shootings and an aspiring stand-up comedian. Medley was a regular performer at local Denver comedy clubs before he was critically wounded in the “Dark Night” attack. Medley’s wife and unborn baby survived, but Medley lost an eye, suffered brain damage and is in a medically-induced coma.

“Like everyone, we were horrified by the news of the shootings,” said Pete O’Neil, manager of the Fort Lauderdale Comedy Club. “But, when we learned that Caleb was a comedian, we knew there had to be a way to use laughter to heal his wounds and help his family meet the soaring hospital bills.”

Donations to Caleb Medley’s medical fund will be accepted. There is no cover for Open Mic Night at “The Fort” and sales of $3 beer special will also benefit Medley. Doors open at 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended by calling 954-530-2069 or going to To learn more about Medley and see videos of his stand-up routines, go to

WHAT: Open Mic Night to Benefit Caleb Medley, Aurora Shooting Victim
WHEN: Thursday, August 2, 2012, Doors open at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Fort Lauderdale Comedy Club, 840 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park
COST: Free, Donations will be accepted to benefit Caleb Medley Medical Fund
MORE INFORMATION: 954-530-2969 or

Fort Lauderdale Comedy Club brings the nation’s best comics to the Oakland Park stage. “The Fort” is the host to national comics as seen on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central. Not a cavernous hall or stuffy theater, Fort Lauderdale Comedy Club offers an intimate setting where you can enjoy the funniest entertainers—live and up close— the way stand-up comedy was intended. Reservations for any show on this website ( at the Reservations page or by calling our reservation line at 954-530-2069. Guests should arrive at least 15-30 minutes prior to show time to claim your reservation.

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