It's an uncommon scene to see Isaac Brock shed his Modest Mouse bandmates. To see him do it on the same bill as The Shins' James Mercer is even rarer. But the two join forces for a Feb. 11 benefit variety show, "Defriending Cancer," bringing together musicians (above), comics (Neil Hamburger, Natasha Leggero, Eugene Mirman, etc.) and host Todd Barry to raise money to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Tickets are available now for between $28 and $48.
Should be a fun night full of chuckles, hopefully directed at the comics. Full press release after the jump.
"Defriending Cancer" is an event that will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
SEATTLE, WA- On February 11th, 2010 well-known comedians from New York and Los Angeles will come together to perform at Seattle's Moore Theater. The event, "Defriending Cancer," is a variety show hosted by Todd Barry with special performances by the following incredibly famous stand-up comics: Neil Hamburger, Tim Heidecker (from Adult Swim's "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!"), Natasha Leggero (a regular roundtable panelist on E!'s "Chelsea Lately"), Eugene Mirman (Sub Pop recording artist and the landlord on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords"), and Tig Notaro (featured on Comedy Central Presents and The Sarah Silverman Program). There will also be undoubtedly very wonderful musical performances by James Mercer (of The Shins) and Isaac Brock (of Modest Mouse).
This will be James Mercer's first solo show in Seattle in over three years. In March he will release a collaborative record with Dangermouse under the name Broken Bells. James is best known as the singer, songwriter and guitarist for The Shins, who have released three full-length, critically-acclaimed, profoundly enjoyable records.
It will also be Isaac Brock's first solo performance in years. Isaac has spent the majority of his time touring with Modest Mouse. Modest Mouse has sold millions of records worldwide and his solo performance will be truly special.
All proceeds will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.