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5th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show Will Raise Money For Humane Society

5th Annual New York's Finniest Reporter Show to Benefit the Humane Society, Gotham Comedy Club, August 19, 2010

The 5th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show is Thursday, August 19th at 6:00 pm at Gotham Comedy Club (208 West 23rd St).

It will feature eight media professionals each doing five minutes of stand up comedy in order to raise money for the Humane Society of New York . At the end of the night, a winner will be declared. (RELATED: See Media Comics Plunge PR Guy at Comedy Fest, PRBlogNews, 8/4/2007)

Appearing on the show this year will be: Wendy Diamond (Animal Fair Magazine), Cooper Lawrence (Cooper Lawrence Show), Ellis Henican (Fox News & Newsday), Meredith Daniels (Newsday), Lauren Sivan (Fox News), Marlaina Schiavo (CNN), and Robert George (New York Post). 2009 NYFR Winner Marianne Schaberg will be performing in the show but, will not be competing.

Judging the competition will be: Judith Regan (Sirius / XM), Jeffrey Gurian (Comedy Writer / Filmmaker), and Tasha Harris (Founder & Editor-In-Chief of StageTime Magazine). The show emcee will be comedian Ryan Reiss.

“In five short years, the show has become a New York tradition. We’ve been so honored to have over twenty six media professionals participate in the event and raise money for worthy charities.” Said New York’s Funniest Reporter Show Co-Producer, Ryan McCormick.

The cost of admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To make a reservation, please call (212) 367-9000.

The 5th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter competition is produced by Goldman McCormick Public Relations and is part of the 8th Annual New York City Underground Comedy Festival.

Since it’s inception in 2006, New York’s Funniest Reporter Show has featured over 26 media professionals performing stand up comedy in order to raise money for worthy charities that include Operation Uplink and the Humane Society of New York. Participants have come from: NBC, WPIX, Good Morning America, CBS, NY1, Fox News, Star Magazine, ABC, News 12, MSNBC, CNN, The Resident, New York Post, and New York Daily News.

For over 100 years, the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. In 1904 they were founded to protect the city’s horses against abuse. Members fought for laws to punish negligent owners and place watering troughs in streets and parks. As funds allowed the Society to expand, a free medical clinic and a small adoption center for cats and dogs was included. Today their hospital and their Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 34,000 dogs and cats annually, and their numbers continue to grow.

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