The Homeless Comedy Tour. Org
PROFESSIONAL STAND-UP COMIC AMARU will do what a few others have done before, but like P. Diddy, here’s the remix! A tour bus, a camera man and a comic will travel through 50 states, perform in 50 clubs, in 50 days, to raise over 300 million dollars each year for the homeless, with the end goal being to end homelessness within 10 years. We will start by providing first month’s rent and deposit for EVERYONE that is in need, especially those with children.
We would like to build a facility that houses the homeless nationwide with the specific and mandatory task of caring for them with respect and dignity, while preparing them for re-entry into society, as productive and successful US citizens. We do it for criminals, with a new prison going up every other month, so why not for people who just need a reset button in life?
This idea was the brain child of Amaru. It was actually his New Year resolution to “End Homelessness”. His 2009 New Year’s resolution was not to eat beef and pork. That promise to himself, and God, was a SUCCESS!! So what’s 300 million dollars? Once homeless himself, Amaru knows what it feels like to be in need, out in the cold and not having a place to call home. Although he, himself, is now a successful comedian, that means nothing to a bad economy. A bad economy knows no class! Most Americans are a paycheck away from being out on the street. While getting back on his feet, Amaru was without a lot of things we take for granted and found out that the most giving people on the planet, are the homeless. People who had nothing themselves shared with Amaru. The kindness showed towards him by those who couldn’t afford a tooth brush was at times overwhelming for him. Amaru felt he could do more. He felt like life doesn’t have to be this way in a country we happily boast as being so great. How could this be possible in the home of the brave and land of the free? How could this still be possible in the 21st Century?
Amaru didn’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to comedy. Amaru’s comedic style is simple and broken up into 3 comics you’ll recognize. Amaru brings to the stage the truth and brutal honesty of the late great Richard Pryor. The savvy and quick wit of the late great Robin Harris. Last, but not least, the story telling and endearing characteristics of an Eddie Murphy. A club owner once billed him as, “Picture Bill Cosby raising his kids in the hood.” Hmmm…
He has earned his way working with such notable celebrity acts such as: David Alan Grier, Billy Gardell, Steve White, Pat Godwin, and Oscar winning comedian and actress, Mo’Nique. He has performed in clubs across the country such as The Tampa Improv, Shreveport Funny Bone, The Comedy Zones and Funny Business comedy clubs and more.
The end game is to “END HOMELESSNESS”! PERIOD!
This tour is being fueled and powered by Twitter users all over the country! It is a work in progress. Once folks figure out where this could take American society in a year, they will jump on board without hesitation! Let’s get everyone in every state to donate $1 and end homelessness, starting Oct 1, 2010 in Michigan. Wouldn’t this be the ultimate Christmas present by the year 2020?
See the tour schedule at www.myspace.com/therealamaru and stay up to date by following our blog: Homelesscomedy.blogspot.com Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/homelesscomedy and coming soon http://www.thehomelesscomedytour.org (by the end of May)
There’s no script! No business plan! All we have is an outline and a determination to get AMERICA to do something about our dirty little secret… HOMELESSNESS
WE APPLAUD WHAT WAS DONE FOR HAITI, BUT NOW IT’S TIME TO TAKE CARE OF HOME!!