Laughing Matters

“Attacks on reproductive freedom, immigration, the environment, Muslims, LGBTQ rights and more got you feeling down?” asked the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts. “Us too.”

It was a time for a semi-break from the seriousness. So, today, I went to comedy for a cause: the Stand Up with Planned Parenthood comedy fundraiser, which held two sold-out shows – on a Sunday night, in the midst of a blizzard, I should point out. Reproductive health jokes were welcome, though not necessarily the funniest.

Added bonus: the shows took place at the Somerville Brewing Company, aka Slumbrew, taproom and brewery. The owners have always stayed personally connected with their neighbors, which goes to show the importance of small businesses in supporting the community. And I enjoyed with gusto their nitro stout, which they named “#ThanksObama.” Thanks, indeed.

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