RI’s Anything Goes Talent Show in Warwick, Friday, 12-9-16

Singer in a Talent Show

Got Talent? You Can Win $250 in Our First Ever Talent Show

Can you sing, dance, juggle, do a magic trick, play a musical instrument or have another unusual or special talent you’d like to show off?

Would you like to win $250 for performing that talent?

Are you ready to bring your A Game to the stage?

Enter RI’s Anything Goes Talent Show, taking place Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. (Get there early for the best seats.)

The event will be hosted by the RI Comedy Hall of Fame’s Rockin’Joe Hebert.

This contest is restricted to just 12 contestants, so we urge you to enter now, before the spots fill.

How to Enter:

  1. Be 21+ years of age.
  2. Email us a 60-120 second homemade video of your act. (Nothing fancy. A video made on your phone is fine. Or send us a valid YouTube link.)
  3. Include a phone number where you can be reached.
  4. If you’re chosen for the contest, you’ll be contacted by one of the producers.

How Do I Win?

Audience applause will decide the winner, so be sure to tell your friends and family to come and support you at the show. (We require you to bring a minimum of 4 paid guests to be eligible to compete.)

In the event of a tie, the decision of the producers will be final.

We’re looking for serious performers who are ready to take the stage and compete for the top prize.

What are the Prizes?

1st Prize: $250

2nd Prize: $75

3rd Prize: $25

Prizes will be paid immediately after the contest. You must have a valid photo ID to claim your prize.

Are You Ready to Win?

Enter Now



Tickets are $15 and go on sale, Saturday, October 1, 2016. (Check back for details) There will also be a limited supply at the door the evening of the performance.

Don’t miss out! Join us for this amazing event!



Tickets for the Roast of Bill Simas and Mike Murray are Now on Sale

Tickets for the RI Comedy Hall of Fame Roast of Bill Simas and Mike Murray (Funny 4 Funds) are now on sale on the Odeum Theatre website for $20 each. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT! We urge you to buy your tickets now for this spectacular event on Sunday, November, 6, 2016 at 5pm.

Click here to purchase using your credit card  or call Bill Simas at 401.639.2082



Funny 4 Funds to be Inducted into the RI Comedy Hall of Fame

Mike Murray and Bill Simas of Funny 4 Funds
Mike Murray and Bill Simas of Funny 4 Funds to be inducted into the RI Comedy Hall of Fame

Funny 4 Funds Headed to RI Comedy Hall of Fame

In October 2014, the comedy fundraising company, Funny 4 Funds began kicking ass and raising money and now having produced and performed in almost 300 shows are  showing zero signs of slowing down anytime soon. If you live in RI, MA., or CT., you have no doubt heard of Funny 4 Funds. You’ve probably even been to one of their comedy fundraisers.

Owners, Mike Murray of Johnston and Bill Simas of Warwick started the company with the hopes of helping others and producing  1 or 2 comedy fundraising shows per month. These days, two shows in 7 days is a slow week.

Since their start, Funny 4 Funds has helped raised 1.3 million dollars for various causes, including sports teams, school functions, civic groups, individuals requiring money for medical bills, etc. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to raise money for. Follow Mike and Bill’s instructions and you’re going to meet, (or exceed) your goal amount. It’s that simple.

Passion is what drives the owners of Funny 4 Funds. And now it’s driving them straight into the RI Comedy Hall of Fame.

Bill Simas for the RI Comedy Hall of Fame
Bill Simas of Funny 4 Funds takes the stage for a fundraising event.

The RI Comedy Hall of Fame Takes Notice

“The RI Comedy Hall of Fame’s mission statement is to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the Ocean State,” says HOF founder, Joe Hebert. “Usually these contributions take years and years to be recognized, but Funny 4 Funds is different. It’s hard to ignore what Mike and Bill have done in an extremely short amount of time. Comedy fundraising is not a new concept. These guys have just figured out a way to package it and make it work. and Funny 4 Funds is blowing up everywhere. As of July, 2016, the company has helped raise $1.3 million dollars. I’ve been in the comedy business 30 years and I’ve never seen anything like it.  Everyone from the individual or group who needs the money, to the local comedy talent who perform in their shows, to the venues where the events are held, benefit from Funny 4 Funds. How can I not recognize and honor them with a spot in the Hall of Fame?”

Mike Murray for the RI Comedy Hall of Fame
Mike Murray explains the roasting process

The Comedy Roast of Bill Simas and Mike Murray

The Comedy Roast of Funny 4 Funds takes place Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 5pm at the Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich, RI. The event will be hosted by comedian, (and RI Comedy Hall of Fame member), Charlie Hall. Roasting Funny 4 Funds that evening: Comedian & RI Comedy Hall of Fame founder, Joe Hebert, NBC 10 Sunrise Co-Anchor, Alison Bologna, comedians, Ace Aceto, John Morris, Tom Stewart and Scott Higgins. (You may even see a surprise guest, or two.)


Tickets for this not to be missed event will be on sale soon. Check back here, the RI Comedy Hall of Fame Facebook or the Funny 4 Funds Facebook page for updated ticket info.