From Perth Now:
The official death toll stands at 80,000 with more than 130,000 missing presumed dead in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. And many more Burmese are threatened by serious illness.
Aid workers are trying to help the storm-ravaged country, though their efforts are being hampered by Burma’s ruling junta, which is refusing to let many in.
It is with the view of offering financial assistance that comedians Jimmy James Eaton, Andrea Gibbs, Werzel, Matt Dyktinski and Luke and Wyatt have volunteered their time to raise money for the cause.
The night has been organised by Perth journalist Rebecca Martin, who once lived in Burma/Myanmar, with assistance from comedian Sam Longley. So head down to Freo and get a warm giving glow while you get some hot laughs.
- Karma Comedy, Fri, 6.30pm.
Port Cineaste, Adelaide St, Fremantle. Tickets $31 from BOCS.