It feels good to guffaw, right? Not only does tossing your head back, dropping your jaw and letting loose with some diaphragm-shaking real laughs relieve stress and burn calories (40 for every 10 minutes, says science), but doing so this weekend will also improve things on a karmic level. Doris Roberts Ã¢â¬â Momma Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond Ã¢â¬â hosts A Night of Comedy VII , the annual top-talent event that benefits the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation. And if that combo isn't reason enough to crack open the 'ol checkbook, she'll be joined by TV offspring Ray Romano, Kevin James ( The King of Queens ), Bob Saget ( The Aristocrats ), Jeffrey Ross (March 15's Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy ) and Bryan Callen (original cast member of MADtv ). With the official literature boasting an evening of "fun and frivolity," chances are good that the gags will be kept relatively clean; all in all an evening your grandma, therapist and accountant (don't forget those charity write-offs come April 15) can support whole-heartedly.
Sat., March 14, 8 p.m., 2009