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Next 26, Improv Asylum laugh strong for Boston

Nicholas Leydon (left) and Chris Mathison have pledged to host 26 social, sporting, and service events around the city before the next Boston Marathon.

Laurie Swope for The Boston Globe

Nicholas Leydon (left) and Chris Mathison have pledged to host 26 social, sporting, and service events around the city before the next Boston Marathon.

Marathon bombing survivor Victoria McGrath attended the event.

Laurie Swope for The Boston Globe

Marathon bombing survivor Victoria McGrath attended the event.

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Next 26 cofounders Nicholas Leydon (far left) and Chris Mathison (left), who’ve pledged to host 26 social, sporting, and service events around the city before the next Boston Marathon, had their 11th event on Wednesday night at Laugh Boston with Improv Asylum. Fifty percent of ticket sales for “Laugh Strong,” a night of comedy, went to One Fund. Guests in the crowd included Marathon bombing survivor Victoria McGrath.

Mark Shanahan can be reached at shanahan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MarkAShanahan. Meredith Goldstein can be reached at mgoldstein@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @MeredithGoldste.

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