To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, Healthy Heritage will hold “Laughing for the Health of It,” a comedy show and mental health resource fair on Sunday, May 15 at 4-8 p.m. at Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Circle, Ontario.
The event, open to ages 18 and older, includes a one-hour clean comedy show and food and drink and opportunities to talk to mental health professionals and gather resources from more than 20 vendors.
The show features comedians Donna Main, Gela Johnson, Lamont Brown, and Richard Weiss.
Maine is a Los Angeles-based comedian whose sets revolve around the comical ironies of middle-aged dating and parenthood, according to a news release.
Johnson has appeared on several ABC television shows, including “Scandal,” “Bones” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” and Bonman has appeared on shows including BET’s “Comic View.”
Weiss is a longtime recovering addict who has toured the country performing “recovery comedy” at 12-step conventions, as well as performing at comedy venues.
Tickets are $25, available at improv.com/ontario or at the box office.
Program sponsors include the California Department of Public Health, the Community Mental Health Equity Project, Riverside University Health System’s Office of Behavioral Health, the California Reducing Disparities Project, the African American Family Wellness Advisory Group, and the Broken Crayon Still Color Project.
Healthy Legacy is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end mental health disparities within the African American community through health education, policy change, and community outreach.
For information, visit healthheritage.org or call 951-293-4240 or 951-682-1717.