CLINTON TWP., NJ - A ladies-only Comedy Night will be held Dec. 5 to support women who are rebuilding their lives after domestic and/or sexual abuse.

The evening will feature comedians Joan Weisblatt and Karent Krents. Women are asked to bring gifts of pampering and care which will be donated to the women and distributed through SAFE in Hunterdon. The event is sponsored by Chabad of Hunterdon’s Women’s Rosh Chodesh Society.

“During the holiday season, so many drives and funds are held and allotted to children and their families,” said Joan Sachs. “The mothers in these stories are so often overlooked as women and individuals.”

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This will be the third annual Comedy for a Cause event put on by Chabad and has quickly grown from year to year. The performances take place at the beginning of the evening, where attendees will enjoy laughs, along with drinks, light fare, and dessert.

Following the comedy, attendees will gather to wrap the gifts for distribution.

“As a women’s group, we want to show these women and moms who have gone through so much that they are cared for and thought about,” said Rachel Kornfeld, coordinator of the event. “It is an opportunity to bring women together and show each other support within our community.”  

Prior reservations for Comedy for a Cause are appreciated and tickets can be purchased at JewishHunterdon.com.

Sachs was the regular host of the Gotham Comedy Foundation shows at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. She won Season 2 of the hit web series Comics Watching Comics, which can be seen on Amazon Prime. She was in the prestigious Ladies of Laughter Comedy festival and you can find her all over the tri-state area at clubs, corporate gigs, fundraisers, and private parties.

Krents has been behind the mic and performing comedy for more than 25 years. She has performed at the Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, the Weekend Today Show, and SNL. She produces a bi-monthly show at Central and Main in Madison and for various fundraisers throughout the tri-state area.

Comedy for a Cause will be held at 56 Payne Rd. here (next to the Gracie Jiu Jitsu)  at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to all women; the cost is $18 per person (plus a gift to donate) and includes comedy, food and drinks. 

For more information, or to RSVP for Chabad of Hunterdon Comedy for a Cause, visit jewishhunterdon.com/comedyforacause, email rachel@jewishhunterdon.com, or call 908-238-9002.

Requested gift items:

  • Adult coloring books
  • Journals 
  • Pencils, crayons, markers
  • Gloves
  • Hats 
  • Scarves
  • Pajamas
  • Slippers
  • Soft socks
  • Hand lotions
  • Shower gel
  • Pumice stones
  • Foot cream
  • Shampoo
  • Face cream
  • Eye masks
  • Essential oils
  • Nail polish
  • Gift certificates to a local nail salon
  • Gift certificate to Great Clips 
  • Gift certificate for a massage
  • Gift cards ($25 increments): Walmart, Kohls, Burlington, ShopRite, Amazon, Buy Buy Baby & gas stations
  • Self-care items, makeup, and cosmetics (anything that will make women feel special).