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Comedians Amy Tee and Leighann Lord to perform at the Newburyport Firehouse Center for the Performing Arts. 

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013- Newburyport, MA. The Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness group (GNOCA) brings comedians Amy Tee and Leighann Lord to the Newburyport Firehouse Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Firehouse box office at Market Square, Newburyport, by calling 978-462-7336, or online at The event will begin at 7:00 PM. Afterwards, there will be a wine, cheese, and dessert reception with the artists.

Comedian Amy Tee has been identified by the Boston Globe as, “a rising star”. After battling alcoholism and being diagnosed as bipolar, Tee has found rich material in her life’s experiences. She turns these tribulations into edgy and witty comedy. Curve magazine has cited her as, “One of the funniest lesbians in America”. She has been a regular performer at the Boston Comedy Festival and has been featured on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and LOGO television.

Leighann Lord is a professional comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central, Lifetime, BBC, HBO, MSNBC, Fox News, VH1, and PBS. She gives her comedic take on politics, world news, and current events. Her style is sophisticated and sharp earning her the NYC Black Comedy Award for “The Most Thought Provoking Black Female Comic”. Audiences say, “ She is sharp as a laser and quick to a punch. Every joke is handmade with her own brilliance and slant on life.”

The Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness (GNOCA) group will be donating the proceeds from the event to Ovations for the Cure, a local nonprofit organization promoting knowledge of the disease, hope and support for those already diagnosed, and scientific advancements leading to the cure.

About us: 

The Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness (GNOCA) is a volunteer organization.  Some of the GNOCA volunteers are ovarian cancer survivors, some have family members or friends that have experienced ovarian cancer, but all are committed to the notion that increased awareness of any form of cancer and its symptoms can lead to earlier detection and longer lives. This will be the second in a series of three events that GNOCA is putting on during the month of September. September is national Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.


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