Top Canadian father-son comedy duo headlines Mississauga Hospital fundraising gala

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Published November 26, 2021 at 9:04 am

Eugene and Dan Levy are the featured guests at next week's virtual gala event in support of Mississauga Hospital. (Photo: TheThings)

A Canadian comedy legend and his son, the latter an accomplished television and comedy presence in his own right, will headline Mississauga Hospital’s annual Laugh Out Loud gala next Thursday night. 

Eugene Levy and Dan Levy promise plenty of laughs at Trillium Health Partners’ Laugh Out Loud: The Last Laugh fundraising event, which is being held virtually on Dec. 2 from 7-9:30 p.m. The evening begins with a virtual cocktail reception from 7-8 p.m., followed by the live stream event from 8-9:30 p.m. 

This year’s gala, which once again is raising money for the hospital, marks the end of the Laugh Out Loud events after nine years. Starting next year, the hospital will change its fundraising calendar to make way for new events. 

Gala tickets start at $50, with all proceeds going to support the redevelopment and expansion of Mississauga Hospital, one of three hospitals under the Trillium Health Partners (THP) umbrella. Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga and Queensway Health Centre in Etobicoke are also part of THP. 

Hospital officials say fundraisers such as the annual gala are crucial to healthcare in Mississauga as no hospital in Ontario is expected to experience more demand for acute services in the next 20 years than THP.  

Next week’s gala will be hosted by Canadian comedy and acting personalities Jessica Holmes and Gerry Dee. Organizers promise that pairing will have the home audience in stitches even before the Levy duo takes to the screen. 

Eugene and Dan Levy are most recently best known as David and Johnny Rose in the award-winning CBC TV sitcom Schitt’s Creek.  

Eugene Levy has won multiple awards throughout his career, including four Prime Time Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award. In 2008, he received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts, and three years later he was appointed to the Order of Canada. 

Each gala ticket purchased enters the holder into a draw to win a signed copy of the book Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek. 

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