Eight media personalities will compete for the prize, and most important, money raised supports the Humane Society of New York.
Among those taking the stage for the good cause is WPIX reporter Magee Hickey. Despite being up to the challenge, Hickey (right) admits to being nervous for her first attempt at stand-up.
“I met with my mentor, Mark Anthony Ramirez about what I should do and say in my five minutes routine. He said just be yourself and do what you feel comfortable doing,” Hickey tells Tuned In. “So I find the twists and turns in my own career hilarious. So I will probably just make fun of myself.”
At a charity cabaret that she organized in May, Hickey opened with a self-effacing song about her name and face recognition in New York, complete with a microphone stand showing every TV station that she has worked for.
“Self-deprecating humor is always the best. Maybe I’ll sing. Life is filled with challenges and this is a big face your fear moment for me. I am scared.”
Also performing at the July 21 event are Dr. Manny Alvarez of the Fox News Channel and WNYW/Channel 5, Janice Dean of the Fox News Channel, Laurie Dhue of Glenn Beck TV, Charles Payne of Fox Business, Chris Serico of Newsday, Peter Schiff of the eponymous radio show, and Molly Rokasy from News 12 The Bronx.
Comic Strip Live hosts the show at 5 p.m. at a cost of $20 per person. You can make a reservation by calling (212) 861-9386.