A bunch of Canadian comedy legends are reuniting next month for an all-star benefit in Toronto. The one-night-only benefit, called Take Off, Eh!, will be held at Second City Toronto on Tuesday, July 18th, and the proceeds of the event will go to Dave Thomas’s nephew Jake as well as the Spinal Cord Injury Ontaro:
On January 7, 2017, Jake Thomas, nephew of SCTV’s Dave Thomas, sustained a complete spinal cord injury while snowmobiling, which has left this active community member from Muskoka Region paralyzed from the waist down. Funds raised at TAKE OFF, EH! will go directly to Jake Thomas and his family, as well as to Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, providing services and advocacy to the injured as they face significant challenges they could have never prepared for — and should not endure alone.
The benefit is a mix of an SCTV reunion as well as an impressive lineup of Canadian comedians, including Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis (who will stage a Bob and Doug McKenzie reunion), Dan Aykroyd, Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Martin Short (as Jiminy Glick interviewing a not-yet-announced special guest), Joe Flaherty, Dave Foley, Scott Thompson, and Kevin McDonald plus musical performances by Paul Shaffer, Ian Thomas, Murray McLauchlan, and more special guests to come. For more info on the benefit, check out Second City’s press release here.