Where cancer meets comedy – and comedy wins!
For every ticket sold, a copy of Franco’s book “Chemorella” (“Quimiorela”) will be donated to a local hospital or cancer charity
Actress, stand-up comic and certified laughter leader Katy Franco’s one-woman show, “The Breast Years of My Life,” will have its US Premiere on Monday, August 20, 8:00 p.m., at the Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip. “The Breast Years of My Life” is Franco’s comedy show about her offbeat experiences as a breast cancer patient. As a comic, she skillfully weaves stand-up comedy, laughter therapy, a narrated mime presentation of her book “Chemorella,” and her own true story into a powerful, hysterically funny show. It is a celebration of life – and the follies of love – told by a woman who kills with laughter.
Katy Franco is a Latina actress, celebrity, and screamingly funny stand-up comic who has performed throughout the US, Puerto Rico and South America. With her husband, dog bite law attorney Ken Phillips, she is author of “Chemorella” (subtitled “Quimiorela”), a bilingual, beautifully illustrated Cinderella story about beating cancer and seeing your dreams come true (www.chemorella.com).
Franco was awarded the 2012 Rire d’Or (Golden Laughter) award from France’s International School of Humor. Local appearances have included the Ice House, the Improv, and the Laugh Factory. “Katy Franco is the personification of the art-humor-healing intersection,” wrote Steve Wilson, founder of the World Laughter Tour.
For every ticket sold, a copy of “Chemorella” will be donated to a local hospital or charity for women’s or children’s cancer.
“The Breast Years of My Life” is based on “Sacando Pecho,” Franco’s Spanish show which she has been doing in Puerto Rico for the past 5 years. “The Breast Years of My Life” is in English and will be performed one night only, Monday, August 20, at 8:00 p.m. at the Laugh Factory, 8001 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood (1 block east of Laurel Canyon). https://maps.google.com/?q=8001+Sunset+Blvd,+LOS+ANGELES,+CA,+90046 For tickets and information, call (323) 656-1336. Tickets: $20. Pre-sale general admission: $15. Two-drink minimum. Valet parking. www.thebreastyearsofmylife.com