May 19, 2010 - Top Comedians Hit the Mic for New York City’s Homeless Pets

“Funny for Fido” charity event featuring celebrity comedy assemble

New York, NY – In what is one of the comedy industry’s most unique and meaningful charity events, the fourth annual “Funny for Fido” comedy line-up takes place on May 24, 2010 at Caroline’s on Broadway in Manhattan. With the help of this annual event, and its comics and donors, the Funny for Fido organization is a major contributor to caring for and rescuing hundreds of New York City’s most desperate homeless animals.

From HBO to NBC’s 30 Rock and even Comedy Central, Funny for Fido’s unpaid comedians include Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Robert Kelly, Pete Correale and Amy Schumer, to name a few. Each year, founder, and fellow comedian, Justin Silver, hosts the event. To date, the “Funny for Fido” event has raised tens of thousands of dollars and cared for literally hundreds of animals in need by showcasing this all-star comic assemble, which will stand-up once again on May 24th for local pets at Caroline’s on Broadway. The program will be rated “R,” and may not be suitable for children.

Last minute tickets may be purchased up until May 23rd. In the event a person is unable to attend, but would like to make a donation, they are encouraged to visit: www.funnyforfido.org.

Media Opportunities: The media is invited to reserve seats, shoot and photograph the event. Official event images are available to the media upon request. Inquiries, please contact Julie Robbins of Idea Works Creative Group at (646) 981-3342 or at Julie@ideaworkscreativegroup.com.

About Funny for Fido:
Funny for Fido is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing financial grants to no- kill, volunteer based animal rescue organizations. Our signature annual stand up comedy event brings together the country's top comedians to raise money for our grants program and awareness for our mission to save homeless animals.

Funds raised at our events, and throughout the year are used by our grantees to pay for veterinary care, food, training, surgeries, transport and temporary and permanent housing for animals that otherwise might be killed. For more information, visit www.funnyforfido.org. Caroline's on Broadway is located at 1626 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 or online at www.carolines.com. Current beneficiaries include Kodi’s Club, Mighty Mutts, Posh Pets Rescue, Rescue Ink. and Smilin’ Pitbull Rescue. Event sponsors include Babette Haggerty’s School for Dogs, BZNY (Barking Zoo New York), Paws All Around, Wellness Natural Food and Treats for Pets and West Chelsea Veterinary