To commemorate the one year anniversary of the death of the "Wildman of Comedy," Kevin Knox, a star-studded comedy show will be held in his honor at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts in Andover on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 1:30 p.m. Doors will open at 12:30.
Co-hosts Lenny Clarke and Tony V. and comedians Steve Sweeney, Ken Rogerson, Dick Doherty, NESN's Dirty Water TV host Dave Russo, "Boston Herald's Funniest Minute Winner" Johnny Joyce, Mike McDonald, and others will use comedy to pay tribute to their friend.
There will also be special messages from Lewis Black, Bill Burr and a video of Knox himself doing his Halloween Pumpkin bit on the big screen at the center. Organizers are promising "surprise guests" and a silent auction of Kevin Knox memorabilia.
People who wear a Kevin Knox bracelet to the show will be entered to win a prize.
Knox was well known as a headliner in Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles and throughout the Boston/New England area, for his comedy bits and for performing at thousands of fundraising events for others in need.
"In spite of a terminal diagnosis of cancer, he continued to live vibrantly and offer hope to hundreds of others living with the dreaded disease. We are honoring Kevin's legacy with this upcoming Comedy Tribute. A portion of the proceeds will go to help find a cure for macular degeneration, a condition that causes blindness which is no longer limited to older folks but becoming more prevalent in the younger population," according to a release from organizers. "Kevin's wife, Sharon, was diagnosed with the condition as Kevin was dying."
Tickets are available at knoxiesplace.com or at the door. Tickets" are $25 for first come first serve seating and "Wildman" limited reserve seating tickets are $50.