Thursday is Mike MacDonald Day
Mayor Jim Watson has proclaimed Thursday, June 21st, 2012 as "Mike MacDonald Day" in Ottawa. That same night, over 20 comedy clubs, including every Yuk Yuk's location in Canada, in 17 different Canadian cities, will be hosting fund raising events that will aid Mike through his battle with Hepatitis C. June 21st is also Mike's 57th Birthday.
This show of support continues in Los Angeles. Tom Green, the fellow Ottawan comedian, will be performing for Mike at The Laugh Factory in a fundraiser this Wednesday June 20th, featuring an unbelievable line-up and will be MC'd by another Ottawa Yuk Yuk's alumni,Jeremy Hotz.
Here in Ottawa, Yuk Yuk's on Elgin Street will be having a great show. The headliners include Lawrence Morgenstern, Graham Kay and Bobby Mair. Ottawa comics on the bill are Trevor Thompson, Martha Chaves, Dave McConnell, Peter Grunstra and Alex Wood. Each comic will do a short set and there will be a few surprises. Mike is hoping to attend with his family health permitting. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20 and available at the Yuk Yuk’s box office by calling 613-236-5233.
Mike's good friend and one of the main fundraising organizers Matt Billon will also be MCing a show at Absolute Comedy on Preston this Thursday as well with comedians Rick Currie, Matt Beatty and many others.
For those of you who can't make a show but would like to make a donation for Mike, you can go to the following website: http://www.gofundme.com/mikemacdonald . Mike's original facebook message from several weeks ago reaching out for help can be found here.