Female comedians join forces to raise breast cancer awareness

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(Last Updated On: October 27, 2014)

Photo credit: Christopher Allen of C. Allen Media

A group of female comics brought breast cancer awareness center stage at the Houston Improv in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The “Men All Pause” Comedy show, originally launched in New York,  made its way to Houston to provide a platform for female comics to show solidarity and celebrate the strength of women battling breast cancer.

Crystal Powell, a Texas native, joined forces with a talented lineup of fellow female comedians who have appeared on shows such as BET’s ComicView, Comedy Central, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, The Monique Show and NickMom Night Out.

The impact of breast cancer hit close to home for Powell, whose sister-in-law underwent a double mastectomy following diagnosis with breast cancer.  Powell, who has appeared on BET’s “Lincoln Heights” and in “Ball Don’t Lie, a feature film directed by Nick Cannon, recently completed her first mammogram.

Powell admits to feeling fearful and also empowered when undergoing her initial mammogram, and hopes the comedy show was therapeutic for the many individuals battling breast cancer.

According to American Cancer Society statistics, breast cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in women with about 1 in 8 likely to be  diagnosed in their lifetime.

A portion of the proceeds from the show will be donated to breast cancer research.

Photo credit: Christopher Allen of C. Allen Media

Christopher Allen of C. Allen Media

 Female comedians join forces to raise breast cancer awareness