Laughing Skull hosts comedy fundraiser for the Georgia Theatre

It seems almost everyone in these parts has a favorite memory of the Georgia Theatre, the iconic Athens, Ga., landmark that burned to the ground last Friday morning. For me, it was David Byrne's 2001 solo show. Never has running in place been so fun.

In honor of all the good times had, and in the hope of good times to come, Georgia Theatre benefits are popping up all over. The Whigs, Dead Confederate and the New Familiars played a benefit show last Tuesday at Athens' Melting Point and Venice is Sinking is donating all proceeds from its in-progress third album to the Theatre. In a similar vein, Atlanta comedy club the Laughing Skull Lounge is hosting a fundraiser comprised of a series of performances by Marshall Chiles and 10-ish comedians doing 5-7-minute bits each. Shows start tonight, June 25 and run through Sun., June 28. Show times: Thurs.-Sat., 8 and 10 p.m.; Sun., 7 and 9 p.m. Prices: Thursday and Sunday: $15; Friday and Saturday: $20.

(Photo by Joeff Davis)

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