The funny men and women who make Boston a hotbed of stand-up comedy have long been strong supporters of Globe Santa, and this year is no different.
Dave Russo, NESN’s “Dirty Water TV” host and notorious Robert De Niro impersonator, led a night full of comedy last week at Giggles Comedy Club in Saugus that raised nearly $3,000, all of which will go toward Globe Santa’s effort to deliver toys to area children whose families are in need. And this weekend marks the annual 24-hour comedy marathon, “No Rest for the Wicked Funny,” by Improv Asylum.
“Our Globe Santa event was a big success,” Russo said. “I’d say that Dave Russo and the Giggles comedy crew have been taken off Santa’s naughty list.”
The Nov. 29 event at Giggles, located within the Prince Pizza restaurant, featured not only the comedy of Russo but also comedians Lenny Clarke, Anthony Scibelli Artie Januario, and Johnny Pizzi. Clarke and Russo served as both hosts and headliners.
“It was a kick-butt show,” Russo said. “Prince Pizza donated the pizza, Giggles donated the room, and the comedians donated their time. People showed up, they donated money, and they spent money. There was a lot of check writing to Globe Santa.”
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