Using Laughter to Change our Community
Clarksville, TN – The hilariously funny Comedy on the Cumberland returns for another season of stand-up comedy in Clarksville, April 24th, 7:00pm at the Riverview Inn, to benefit Restore Ministries and the YMCA.
Restore Ministries is a new program that offers small groups, counseling and other services to help those in our community make lasting positive changes in their lives. No matter what needs attention and healing, Restore Ministries can provide the support and guidance a person needs to learn, grow and ultimately thrive. Restore Ministries accomplishes this two ways: counseling and small groups.The program is in it’s infancy, and fits the profile of local charities that Comedy on the Cumberland tries to support.
“Using laughter to change our community” is what Comedy on the Cumberland is all about. To date, the franchise has raised over thirty thousand dollars for Clarksville area charities and civic groups.
In addition to counseling, Restore Ministries also offers small groups led by trained and caring facilitators in a supportive environment in which people who are seeking to make similar life changes can work together to identify and overcome the barriers standing between them and lasting change.
Program coordinator Suzanna Powers says, “We meet people where they are, and we grow from there.”
Groups address all types of issues ranging from anxiety to grief to low self-esteem and body image. Restore Ministries is for everyone, guiding men and women to complete hope, healing and restoration. Most groups meet for eight weeks and fees are based on your ability to pay. Restore Ministries has helped change the lives of over 150 people in Clarksville to date.
Program counselor Betsy Abrahams, who works one-on-one with clients says, “everybody has problems, and is dealing with issues that we can help with. You don’t have to do it alone. The YMCA has always looked to reach out to everyone, and Restore Ministries is just another program where we can reach people, and help them make positive changes in their lives.”
Comedy on the Cumberland features good clean stand-up comedy featuring some of the funniest comedians in the country. Stars like Henry Cho, Keith Alberstadt, Karen Mills, Rik Roberts, “Big” John Richardson and more have performed in Clarksville.
Tickets are $30.00, and all proceeds benefit Restore Ministries.
Appearing at the April 24th show is Nate Bargatze and Jonnie W. There will be surprises, so you won’t want to miss this show. If you love stand-up comedy, then get your tickets today.
Comedy on the Cumberland is presented by F&M Bank, Wyatt-Johnson, Harris One Hour Heating and Air, CDE Lightband, Clarksville Online, Discover Clarksville and WJZM radio.