BRADENTON -- Laugh 'til it hurts starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church when professional comedian Kenn Kington brings his Ultimate Comedy Theater to Bradenton, 6101 Cortez Road W.
Kington has been performing more than 25 years and has appeared on Comedy Central and satellite radio stations Laugh USA and Blue Collar Radio.
He's written several books and is also a motivational speaker for national corporations.
Tickets for the Comedy Theater can be purchased at the church office for $12 in advance, $15 at the door the night of the event.
Kirkwood brought Kington in for a sold-out show four years ago. Funds raised through his first performance were used for several successful mission trips and projects.
The Kirkwood youth group is scheduled to go to Rutland, Vt., in June to volunteer with parks and recreation staff to cultivate parks and open spaces and serve in thrift shops, nursing homes, volunteer in youth clubs, and repair and restore homes of the impoverished.
Kirkwood plans an adult mission trip to Belize with an organization called "Rivers of the World," with whom they will build sustainable pit latrines and conduct a sewing school for the women who can use the new skills to support families.
Funds raised will also support Kirkwood's "Significant Service Workdays," where congregation members spend time with local mission partners completing tasks such as cleaning, painting, repairing, reading to young children, or cooking and delivering meals. Significant Service Workdays provide opportunities for church members to share time and talents with those who can benefit from them. Hundreds of volunteer hours are spent each year through these workdays in Manatee County.
Information: 941-794-6229 or go to kpcbradenton.com.