The Big Sick Comedy Tour Hits LA

*This was written as a volunteer blog post for the IRC GenR LA Chapter

What’s Better Than Laughing For A Cause?

On Wednesday, June 14, The Big Sick Comedy Tour came to Los Angeles and the IRC was there to support with twenty GenR: LA members in the audience.

As a charity benefactor, the IRC partnered with the tour to promote the upcoming movie ‘The Big Sick,’ a modern day rom-com inspired by star and creator Kumail Nanjiani’s relationship with his now-wife (and The Big Sick co-writer) Emily V. Gordon. The film brings to life the emotional back-and-forth Kumail battled between his feelings for Emily, a Caucasian-American woman, and his traditional Pakistani-Muslim parents’ beliefs and expectations.

Alongside Nanjiani, the show also featured stand-up performances by cast members Ray Romano, Kurt Braunohler, and producer Judd Apatow, followed by a Q&A session with Gordon and other cast and creators Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan, and Michael Showalter. There were a lot of laughs and the audience members also shared their own impactful movie-worthy stories in solidarity.

Catch ‘The Big Sick’ in New York and Los Angeles on June 23, and other select cities starting June 30.