Raleigh, N.C. — Reporters can be funny. I've worked in a newsroom for more than a decade and if we didn't laugh in here, we'd probably go crazy! That's why I was so excited to hear about the North Carolina's Funniest Reporter show. Reporters being funny on purpose? And for charity? I'm in!
On Oct. 12, seven members of the local media will be hitting the stage at Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh to vie for the title - and hopefully a crown! Each reporter will be doing a five-minute stand-up set to help raise money for Project Pets, a nonprofit that is trying to end inhumane euthanization of animals through gassing.
Members of the media on the bill so far include myself, Joe Wade Formicola of WPTF 680 AM, Dawn Kurry of Triangle Business Journal and Jill Futch of Midtown Magazine.
Come out and laugh at us or with us. We won't know the difference! Each competitor is working with at least one comedy coach, so we should at least have a couple good jokes to tell.
Tickets are $20 each and available through the Goodnights website. The show starts at 5:30 p.m.