Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival presents Ruffled Feather Awards
By Anonymous GateHouse News Service
Posted May 26, 2010 @ 06:00 AM PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival has presented its first annual Ruffled Feather Awards – an honorary award developed by Loretta LaRoche Productions to recognize and commend the unique achievements of talented individuals who have positively “ruffled the feathers” of the world: socially, emotionally and optimistically, through the use of humor and creativity.
For Excellence in Film, the award will be going to film producer Kris Meyer. He has produced/co-produced a number of great films including: The Lost Son of Havana, The Heartbreak Kid, On Broadway, Fever Pitch, Stuck on You, Shallow Hal and Me, Myself & Irene. He has also been involved in other such films as Osmosis Jones, Say It Isn’t So, and There’s Something About Mary.
Meyer will accept the award July 6 during “The Art of Laughter in Films, An Intimate Evening with Kris Meyer and Loretta LaRoche.” This benefit and VIP evening will be held at Plimoth Plantation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6.
For Humor Achievement, the award will go to Steven Gross and the Life is Good Playmakers, formally known as Project Joy. Gross and his Project Joy team have been helping to heal and strengthen children through play for more than 20 years. They continue to build a community of committed playmakers – frontline childcare professionals who have received certification training from Project Joy and who are dedicated to the healthy development of our nation’s poorest and most vulnerable children. Every year from 2004-2009, a Life is Good Festival is held to benefit Project Joy, allowing founder Gross and his crew of joyful mavericks to expand their work throughout New England, in states across the nation, and internationally in places such as Canada, Haiti and Denmark.
Gross and his team will accept the award July 10 during the Gala Night. For more information on Gross and the Life is Good Playmakers, visit www.lifeisgood.com/foundation/playmakers-initiative/
Loretta LaRoche Productions owner and festival founder Erik Christensen had this to say about the festival: “After months of planning the festival, we are ready to enlighten and entertain America’s Hometown with laughter; our line-up of talent is sure to be side-splitting. We have had an overwhelming response from folks all over the country. It’s our vision to make this an annual event that will draw thousands of folks from New England and beyond.”
For more information on the Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival, visit www.PlymouthRockComedyFestival.com. Join the mailing list, check out sponsorship opportunities, purchase tickets and see a complete festival schedule.