Malaria is no laughing matter but comedian Matt Disero (who opens for Drew Carey and Jerry Seinfeld) and David Peck, the founder of So Change, a social justice organization, know that if you don’t engage your audience, you might as well be laughing alone.
So they created Mosquitoes Suck, a fast-paced, laugh-packed, high-energy school show about Malaria coming to Ontario schools in the coming months and later across Canada. The show is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and is produced in partnership with Spread the Net founders Belinda Stronach of the Belinda Stronach Foundation and comedian Rick Mercer.
It’s not all laughs of course. There is some serious information in the presentation, but it’s packaged in such a way that kids won’t tune out and shut down. In fact, it’s designed to make them care, and word back from the previews have been great.
Kids are asking what they can do to help, and teachers are helping to spread the word of mouth.
And why wouldn’t they? The show will come with a curriculum for teachers to help them bring issues of social justice and global citizenship right into the classroom because of the show.
It’s designed to help kids learn and teachers teach.
Yup, the show is great. But Mosquitoes still suck.
To book the show, please visit the Mosquitoes Suck booking page.