WEST CHESTER — Back in late 2017 Chester County's comedy Improv troupe, Better Than Bacon, decided they enjoyed performing their craft so much the wanted to share that joy with local non-profits. Recently, they donated $3,000 to Act in Faith of Greater West Chester, which helps the unemployed and under-employed to stabilized their households.
They initiated Bacon Gives Back performances in partnership with local venues (The Kennett Flash Entertainment Center, Uptown Knauer Performance Arts Center) to donate ticket sales to non profit agencies in the area.
Since the first show in November 2017 and with the support of fans, donors, and a few opening acts, Better Than Bacon has donated $15,000 to local non profits in Chester County.
"It is a triple win for the organizations, the venues, and we get to make people laugh", says Lauren Henry, Director of Better Than Bacon.
The Bacon Gives Back program will continue in 2020 with currently six of the troupe's 21 scheduled performances designated as Bacon Gives Back performances.