Funny AND Giving? We love a queen. See how Tiffany Haddish gives back and plans to do so in Syracuse at Cuse Can!

Tiffany Haddish is set to make her Syracuse comedy debut on April 6, in Goldstein Auditorium as part of the “CUSE Can! It Starts With Us” day-long event. While we all know she’s coming to bring the laughs, Haddish will also be offering 100 people the chance to meet her. University Union will be hosting a drive to collect new or gently used backpacks and suitcases for the Elmcrest Children’s Center. The first 100 people to donate will be selected to meet Tiffany Haddish after her legendary performance. 

Committing good deeds has always been a part of Haddish’s life. Long before her breakout success, she faced enormous hardship from being in foster care and living in her car, but depended on comedy to pull her through. At seventeen, she determined that comedy was her purpose when she attended the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp, a place where she still volunteers at. Cuse Can! isn’t the first time Haddish has been connected to a backpack drive. As an advocate for foster youth, in 2017 Haddish partnered with Living Advantage Inc. collecting backpacks and suitcases for foster children to keep their belongings in. By partnering with Cuse Can!, she aims to bring the same effect with the backpack drive to the foster youth of Syracuse. 

I’m not crying, you are.

But, it doesn’t stop there. In 2018, Haddish named the Unusual Suspects Theater Company her charity of choice. Haddish knows first-hand the transformative power performing arts can have on young, disadvantaged children and has worked directly with youth participants. Along with money, she has donated her time to the organization by leading rehearsals and mentoring the kids a part of the program. 

This event is so much more than entertainment because all proceeds will benefit the Hendricks Chapel Food Pantry and Hillside Children’s Center. While you will be living your best life, you will also be helping those in need.  

Cop your tickets and donate. Donations will be collected on April 3rd and 4th from 2-6pm and April 5th from 10-6pm in the University Union office near the SA and FASA office.

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By Desjah Altvater