Caron Comedy Night

Caron Comedy Night

On Monday March 11th, several Turnbridge residents and staff members attended a fundraising event at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. The event, called Greg's Comedy Night, was an effort to raise money for scholarships, enabling more families to seek the necessary treatment required to battle alcohol and drug addition. In addiction to the scheduled lineup, headlong comedians Colin Quinn and Jerry Seinfeld made an appearance that shocked and pleased all those who attended. comedy night 2Eleven Turnbridge residents attended, nine of whom happen to have completed Caron's program. James T., a current Turnbridge resident and Caron alumni, said that the comedy itself was "incredible." "I really enjoyed everyone who went on stage," James said. "I was totally surprised when Seinfeld came out. He told a hilarious joke about pop tarts and coffee. The event was unbelievably entertaining. I definitely haven't laughed that long in a really long time." Lukas G. and Jared E., both Caron grads, also enjoyed the event. “There were a lot of laughs,” Lukas said. “It was a good time in a comfortable environment, and it was all for sobriety. Greg died from addiction, and his family set up a nonprofit to raise money and help provide scholarships.” The entire night was “pretty unreal,” according to Jared. “When Seinfeld and Quinn showed up it was crazy,” Jared said. “It was nice going into the city with a group of my close friends. All the money they raised went toward scholarships for Caron and it was nice to know that it was for a good cause. It was a great time and it was a reality check also. It goes to show that no one is immune to this disease.” comedy night 3Four Turnbridge staff members attended the event: Sam Cohen and Tom Massey from Phase II, Dave Murphy from Phase III, and Turnbridge’s Executive Director John Palmer. According to Palmer, it was “a great night for Turnbridge on a lot of fronts.” The residents were introduced to many of Caron’s management team. “The residents were well-mannered and attentive,” Palmer said. “Our guys definitely were affected by this experience and hopefully we can participate in many more like it in the years to come.” “The piece I enjoyed most,” Cohen said,” was the acknowledgement that Turnbridge received from the Caron representatives. They took the time with our residents to give them that extra pat on the back. The guys have a special bond with each other and they took pride in representing both Caron and Turnbridge. Above all else, laughter was the best medicine, and it was good for our guys to experience some fun in sobriety."