Stand-up comic Cory Kahaney will appear at the JCC on March 3.
A week of laughs is coming to the Richmond community as the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center presents its first annual HumorFest from Feb. 26 to March 3. It was the success of the JCC's annual comedy night inspired the creation of a weeklong event. "I think in times like today, where many people are stressed, worried and very busy, we are happy to offer our community a way to relieve their daily stresses and a place where everyone can come and laugh — for a whole week," says Orly Lewis, the JCC's director of adult services. HumorFest will feature a variety of events, including an improv troupe from ComedySportz Richmond; a talk by — and Q&A with — cartoonist Ken Krimstein; comedy magician Dana Daniels; vaudeville-style duo Diz and Izzy Aster; the acclaimed documentary Joan Rivers, a Piece of Work; and stand-up comedian Cory Kahaney. Some events are safe for the whole family, and others are recommended for ages 16 and up. There will be reserved or preferred seating for all patron subscribers. Sunday through Thursday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. $8.50 to $10 for members; $10 to $15 for nonmembers. Select events $5 to $8 for seniors and students. 285-6500 or weinsteinjcc.org . —Emma Breeden