Gilda Radner may be gone but she is surely not forgotten because the comedian will be recognized during the 12th annual “It’s Always Something” event hosted by comedian Ron James.
According to reports the cancer care center, which is named after the former Saturday Night Live comedian, was in need of some much-needed financial help, and it’s because of the funny Novia Scotia native that Radner’s club will be able to thrive and service those who need it the most.
According to Radner’s cancer treatment page the club started after the actress was receiving treatment for advanced ovarian cancer and attended her first support community in Los Angeles.
“[Gilda] suddenly discovered that she was not alone. She found she shared the same fears that no one, not even caring family and friends, could possibly understand. By sharing her confusion about treatments, relationships, sexuality; and the thousands of other challenges faced by other people with cancer, Gilda reclaimed her sense of humor, the essence of which had never deserted her. As she put it, ‘I joined an elite club that I’d rather not belong to,’” GildasClubRochster.org said.
The club was lacking funds to help those in need, which is when award-winning comedian James agreed that he would host It’s Always Something, a comedy event occurring November 16 of this year located at The Sony Centre in Toronto. In addition to stealing a few laughs the comedy show will help support Gilda’s Club by giving all proceeds from James’ performance to the cancer treatment group.
“We’re thrilled to land Ron as our host,” Co-Executive Producers Fred Levy and Rick Muller continued. “His performance was one of the highlights of last year’s show and as host, he’ll get an even bigger role, and we’re throwing in preferred parking.”
According to Inquistir James’ success continues to grow as his hit show The Ron James Show is in its fifth successful season on CBC. Due to James and Radner’s popularity you can expect this show to sell out quickly so make sure you purchase your tickets for It’s Always Something before it’s too late!
Some of entertainments biggest names from music, comedy and dance have been confirmed to attend the event making It’s Always Something ”Canada’s number 1 Variety Show.”
Radner was diagnosed with ovarian cancer on October 21, 1986 and suffered extreme physical and emotional pain during her chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment. While the original SNL cast member was in remission she wrote It’s Always Something (a catchphrase of her character Roseanne Roseannadanna), which discussed the details of the comedian’s struggle with her illness. The actress lost her battle to cancer on May 20, 1989.