“Dr. Oz Show” Warm-Up Comic, Richie Byrne, To Host “Standing Up for Staten Island”
For Immediate Release
Karen Johnson, Chief Communications Officer
Rachel Tennenbaum, Communications Manager
“Dr. Oz Show” Warm-Up Comic, Richie Byrne, to host “Standing Up for Staten Island”
New York, NY –— Riche Byrne, warm up comic for the “The Dr. Oz Show” will headline “Standing Up for Staten Island: Dr. Oz and Richie Byrne Comedy Benefit for Sandy Survivors”, at the Gotham Comedy Club on Wednesday, November 14th, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The event will benefit Staten Island relief efforts, the comic’s home borough.
Along with Byrne, the night will feature a set by New York comics RC Smith, Sherry Davey, Joey Kola, Eddie Brill, Rob Bartlett, and end with a special appearance by Dr. Oz.
The event was originally slated as a benefit for HealthCorps, but both Byrne and HealthCorps leadership have decided to donate proceeds to relief efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Sandy.
All proceeds will be directed to a special Staten Island hurricane disaster fund established by the Staten Island Advance, and the St. George Theatre through Staten Island’s homeless agency, Project Hospitality, a 501 (c) (3), and in cooperation with the Office of the Staten Island Borough President. It is dedicated to help families affected by the storm.
HealthCorps®, a 501 (C) 3 co-founded by Dr. Oz, the two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning host of the two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning “The Dr. Oz Show,” and his wife Lisa, is building a movement to fight childhood obesity by getting to the underbelly of the crisis and helping Americans discover what they are really hungry for and why.
HealthCorps “Coordinators” carry out unique in school and community programming targeting high-need populations. Using peer mentoring to deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, fitness and mental strength, HealthCorps Coordinators give teens purpose, help develop human character and inspire an interest in health and culinary arts careers.
HealthCorps also serves as a unique research laboratory — exploring the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis and discovering and communicating solutions. HealthCorps is bringing many initiatives together to address the “Whole Child” and activate the students’ mind, body and spirit. As a result, HealthCorps is transforming the educational paradigm one school at a time.
The program network spans 66 schools in 14 states and the District of Columbia.