Tickets Now Available for 2012 Laugh For Sight New York Benefit

NEW YORK—Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Laugh For Sight New York benefit on Monday, Oct.29, 2012 at the Gotham Comedy Club. Bonnie Bernstein of ESPN will be this year's celebrity host and will be joined by legendary comedian, Robert Klein, along with performers including Eddie Brill, Bonnie McFarlane, Paul Mecurio, Jim Norton, Rich Vos and others.

Proceeds from the annual event will benefit The Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.

This year's Silent Auction will start at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Comedy Show at 8:30 p.m. General Admission is $35 and VIP Reserved Seating is $75; both ticket prices are plus a two drink/item minimum. Donors to the silent auction include The Daily show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, The Jimmy Fallon Show, Comedy Central, Eli Manning, Rock of Ages, Felix Rey, Susan Michel Limited, and more. Tickets can be purchased by going to, and clicking on the date 10/29, calling (212) 367-9000, or by clicking on this link directly. 

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. People who can't make it to the benefit can make a donation through the group’s website.

Laugh For Sight was founded by legally blind standup comedian, Brian Fischler and Scott Wartham. It is a non-profit organization with goals to raise funds and public awareness for retinal degenerative eye diseases—specifically retinitis pigmentosa, stargardt's disease and macular degeneration. Laugh For Sight expanded nationally a few years ago with shows in Los Angeles and South Beach. The biggest names in comedy all donate their time to perform at Laugh For Sight.