SHERIDAN - Comedy shows are not common across Chautauqua County, but on Nov. 10, residents will have a chance for a good laugh.
A comedy show featuring Rob Lederman with opening act Nic Siracuse will be held that Saturday night at the Sheridan VFW Post 6390 to raise both awareness and money.
Tami Peck, whose mother Shari Peck passed away from kidney cancer on Dec. 27 of last year, is holding the benefit.
Comedian Rob Lederman will headline a show on Nov. 10 at the Sheridan VFW Post 6390.
"It's in memory of my mother," she said. "I want to raise kidney cancer awareness."
Peck's mother was only 57 when she died. The kidney cancer had metastasized to the bone and she had been fighting cancer for more than five years.
"When she was diagnosed (with cancer) it was stage four. She thought she was honestly gone in six months but it was almost six years," Peck said. "Her doctor said it was one of the hardest (cancers) to treat once it reaches the bone."
Lederman, who currently is the morning co-host for 97 Rock, has been seen on ABC, MTV, Showtime and Comedy Central.
He has appeared with various celebrities including Jim Carrey, Drew Carey, REO Speedwagon, Tim Allen, Jeff Foxworthy and Meatloaf, among others.
Tickets for the event are $15. Proceeds will cover a few minor expenses the family has left from Shari's passing, as well as set up a scholarship in Shari's name and donate money to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in her name. The scholarship will be set up for a local student who will be entering into the medical field after high school to continue his or her education.
"Without the people that helped her, it wouldn't have been 5 1/2 years," Peck said referring to those at Roswell Park. "We want the scholarship to be for someone entering the medical field because our mother would not have made it as long as she did without the care that she had. We want to help make sure other people can receive the same care that she had and help someone who wants to be that kind of person, but may need help with their education."
Peck said she wanted a benefit that provided entertainment not normally found in the area, "something different." Peck met Lederman when he previously did a benefit for her mother.
"When she was first diagnosed, it was probably six years ago, Rob did a benefit for her to help with expenses," Peck said. "I contacted him again and he's doing it to help support the cause."
In addition to the comedy show, a raffle for a 32-inch flat screen TV will be held as well as a silent auction. Items included in the silent auction are Mary Kay products, a travel for two for day shopping from D&F Travel, four tickets to a Buffalo Bisons game in April, various gift certificates and much more. Winners do not need to be present to win.
"Come out and have a good time and do something different that we normally don't have," Peck said.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Food is not included in the price of the ticket but the VFW Post will offer food specials available for purchase during the show. Tickets are available at the door, can be purchased at the VFW Post, located at 2556 Route 20, or by calling Peck at 410-1810.
Tickets may also be purchased online at robledermancomedybenefit.weebly.com. If interested in donating for the silent auction, contact Peck at the number listed above or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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