PRINCETON — Community members looking to laugh for a good cause will have the chance coming up in June at the Princeton Theatre and Community Center.
Jerry Bigham has organized a comedy show at 6 p.m. June 27 featuring Donnie Baker. All proceeds from the event, after expenses, will go toward the family of Andy Satterfield for help with medical expenses.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, when they will be available for purchase from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Front Line Fire in Princeton.
General admission tickets are $25 and VIP meet-and-greet tickets are $45. If there are tickets left the day of the show, the price rises $5 on each, but Bigham doesn’t expect there to be any left.
“We’ve got many people that are wanting to get tickets,” he said. “A lot of people have inquired.”
Donnie Baker will be a return act to Princeton. He performed here in 2019 and Bigham said it sold out, as well.
Bigham said the day of that show Baker expressed his desire to come back for another show, and then in August they talked at a show in Vincennes to get another show in the works.
Baker is a regular on the Bob & Tom Show, and his show in Princeton will follow performances in Nebraska and Louisville, Kentucky
Bigham said Baker has a big following and is very funny.
“He’s just an overall great guy,” he said.
Opening for Baker is Brandon Baggett and Gavin Eddings.
Baggett is a comedy magician, and works as the magician at Holiday World. Eddings, an area comic, has performed as an opener for the previous Baker shows. Eddings is also a radio personality in Evansville.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. the night of the show for both GA and VIP. The meet and greet with Baker starts at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m.
The proceeds from the show are set to go to local 12-year-old Andy Satterfield, who has had about 20 major surgeries throughout his life as a result of multiple birth defects.
Bigham has known Satterfield’s dad Jason for about 20 years, meaning he’s known Satterfield all his life.
Bigham, who has had benefit shows for Satterfield in the past, said this is a way for people to enjoy a good show and help out a community member.
“I love helping out people,” he said. “I just don’t want them to have to worry about expenses from the hospital.”
Bigham said for those who want to know more about Satterfield’s story, they can visit Andy’s Army on Facebook.