Night of comedy to raise funds for Perpetual Help Home
April 8, 2012 at 9:04 p.m.
Updated April 7, 2012 at 11:08 p.m.
A night of laughs is in store as Perpetual Help Home presents "Make'em Laugh 2012" from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Victoria Country Club, 14 Spring Creek Road.
The night includes dinner, music by Flashback, a live auction and the comedy of Brent Reed and Gordon Douglas.
Reed, at 15, started his career as a small-town disc jockey in Nederland.
He went from being an on-air DJ to master of ceremonies of many gospel music shows. At 21, Reed had a hit Southern Gospel radio show on a major Houston radio station.
He has been performing as a stand-up comedian for about 18 years.
Headliner Douglas learned his comedy from the likes of Bill Cosby and Red Skelton.
His comedy mixes real life stories with "off the wall" physical comedy and his own hilarious view of life.
He and his wife share a home with five children of their own, two prisoners under house arrest, a Downs Syndrome brother-in-law, several missionaries and a few other boys they took in.
Besides his comedy background, Douglas was named Who's Who in America's Universities when he graduated from Philadelphia Biblical University in 1995.
For the past 20 years Gordon has served as the head of the pastoral board of the Delaware County Pregnancy Center and regional coordinator of the National Day of Prayer.
In his spare time he is president of Therapeutic Construction and Design - making custom equipment for people with disabilities and heads up Operation Bellylaughs sending comedy DVDs to the troops.
Perpetual Help Home, a Christian ministry, is a permanent supportive housing program helping women and their children in hardship circumstances.
Perpetual Help Home helps women get on their feet by assisting with job searches, network building, financial management and more. The program is structured to transition residents step by step to independence and stability in the community.
Through Perpetual Help Home's social enterprise, the Center for Peace, job skills training is provided by volunteers.
The event is sponsored in part by Robby and Tami Burdge.