Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Day For Donations

Just to remind everyone, today is the last day the donation bar will be up for 2010. If you can't donate today, you can still donate at www.ChildsPlayCharity.org, as well as find hospital wishlists.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thank you everyone!

Tonight's show was a success! We raised $369 in cold hard cash to donate to Child's Play bringing our total to $569. Our donation bar will be up till December 21st, so feel free to donate. :)

Thank you to everyone who preformed....Becky Middleton, Shelly Alexis, Natalie Cox, Gary Saenz, and Lucas Molandes, everyone who was great. Thanks to Opening Bell Coffee and their wonderful baristas for all their hard work, my husband Steven Mayo and my friend Russ for working the ticket counter.

Thank you thank you thank you!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tomorrow Night

Well, it's almost here. TOMORROW NIGHT. Bring out all your friends and family to the Opening Bell Coffee House and help us raise money so kids in children's hospitals can have a great Christmas. And really this is a gift that keeps giving cause the money you donate will be used to buy games, toys and books that the children can use year-round.

So far, Child's Play has raised over $1,430,000 this year alone. They have broke their own donation bar, and I want to break ours over to the right. If you can't come to the show, you can donate $5 by texting GAMERS to 50555, or you can buy the Humble Indie Bundle with proceeds going to Child's Play.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Breaking the $1 Million Mark

I was so excited about the show on Friday and all our awesome prizes that I forgot to say that Child's Play broke $1 million on the 10th! Considering how hard times are and all the worries most of us had, that's really exciting. And thanks to all the people that have donated so far! We just hit the $50 mark, but Dallas was named the 4th most generous city in the US (actual news, not fake) so I know lots of people will be there this Friday. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Raffle Prizes

We got some extra raffle prizes for the show this (yes, THIS!) Friday!

Are you having issues with villains stealing your cookies? You have two options....move out of Metropolis, or hides your cookies in this Superman cookie jar. If Superman is stealing your cookies, that's another problem you'll have to solve on your own time. BTW, thank you to Lonestar Comics in Plano!  

Not nerdy enough for you? We also have a collector metal sign of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. What would you do with such an item? Make your living room make Ben Hur look like and epic for starters.
Not enough, you say? Never fear, we've got more! We had someone donate in pristine cellophaned condition  Family Guy Volume 4 (not to be confused with SEASON 4....long story you should look up on Wikipedia). Here is a picture as proof.

Maybe you're not a nerd and/or you're hungry. You're in luck! Thanks to the Frisco Buffalo Wild Wings, we're going to raffle off a $20 gift card. Do you know how many boneless wings you can get on Fifty Cent Boneless Wing Night on Thursdays? Yes. And some beer.

We have a couple of prizes that people are creating ESPECIALLY for us that I can't put up yet. But come out to the show, raffle tickets will be $5 a piece, and help us raise money for some sick kids! 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Raffle Prize

Just a quick shout out and thanks to Hyena's Comedy Club! They gave been kind enough to give us some passes to their club to raffle off. The best thing: no matter where you are in the Metroplex, there's a Hyena's near you! They've got three location in Dallas, Ft Worth and Arlington. Also, they have really funny comics come through. Thanks again Hyena's!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Kick Off!

Child's Play has officially been kicked off for 2010! Go over to www.ChildsPlayCharity.org for a list of events or click here to buy something directly from the Dallas Children's Hospital Amazon list!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Here's our promotional poster for our show! If you would like one, you can save right off of here, or email Megan and she can get a file to you. Thanks for all the support already!

Monday, October 25, 2010


Hello boys and girls! Would you like to help with the cause but are unable to come to the show because of relatives in town/have to work/helping a friend move? No worries! We have a myriad of ways to help! Right now, we're looking for some items to raffle off during our show. If you're a business that wants to give or someone who just has something really cool to give away, we appreciate the donation. Contact Megan if you'd like to contribute!

PS You can also donate on our chip in bar to the right, or you can buy a toy on Amazon to give directly to the hospital!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Comic Lucas Molandes

Thought this was going to be a chick fest, huh? Nope, we got Lucas Molandes!

Lucas was the winner of the Funniest Person is Austin contest this year, and has appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham as well as CNN Headline News. He is a smart comic who will make you laugh while making a point, and we are very excited he is going to be on the show. Want to know more about Lucas? Click here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Comic Natalie Cox

Can the Co-Op Mission: Child's Play get any better? Heck yes it can, with Natalie Cox.

Natalie Cox hails from Austin and was a finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin 2010 contest. She's appeared at the Velveeta Room and the Cap City Club (two of Austin's finest comedy clubs) as well as the Opening Bell Coffee.  Her original point-of-view of the world will surprise, entertain and most importantly, make you laugh. Want to learn more about Natalie? Click here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hostess: Megan Mayo

There's a lot to do at a show...there's people to introduce, time to keep, raffle tickets to draw. We got someone to do all that for us, and that someone is Megan.

Megan Mayo was a semi-finalist in the Funniest Comic in Texas contest and has preformed all over the metroplex including the Opening Bell Cafe. She is a self-described nerd and her humor skews towards the eclectic. She is the mastermind behind the show as well, so if you have any questions feel free to email her.If you would like to read her blog, you can go here.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Comic Shelly Alexis

There was a promise music AND comedy, right?

One of the comics that'll be on the show December 17th is Shelly Alexis.  She has been on TV with the show Body Shots (MAVTV) and hosts a weekly radio show Stand Up and Laugh on Fishbowl Radio Network. Her comedy is edgy and no-holds-barred, with material ranging from her parents divorce to her best friend Kelly. Want to know more about Shelly? You can read her profile at RoofTop Comedy here.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Musical Guest: Becky Middleton

So who will you see at this shindig? Both an appropriate and valid question. It is one thing to say the show is great and another thing completely for the show to be actually great (which it will be).

Well, we'll be starting out with the vocal stylings of Becky Middleton.  Becky is a local artist who combines folk, blues and country to create her unique sound. Her song "Lost My Heart" was voted one the top local songs in 2009, and she played during Austin's SXSW music festival. Also, she hosts the Songwriters in the Round at Opening Bell Coffee on Monday nights where local singer songwriters play and answer audience questions. Intrigued? You can read an interview with Becky from Pegasus News here. Thanks for playing for us!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Hello and welcome to our site! We're working on producing a great show full of comedy and music to help raise money for Child's Play, a charity that helps raise money and games for children's hospitals all over the world. We'll be posting more details as later. Be sure to tell your friends and come out to the show!