Island-grown comedian Charlie Nadler is a true standup talent with all the trimmings. Topical, thought-provoking, and downright funny, Charlie sold out a performance in August at Alex’s Place at the YMCA. His latest summer show, which has become an annual tradition, was recorded live, and is now available online for digital download through the site playitforward.com.
The album, “Alive from Martha’s Vineyard,” is a 30-minute recording that offers Charlie’s take on the world and a glimpse into the thought processes of young adulthood. Riffing on everything from life in New York City, to dating, to Uber, and the uniqueness of the Vineyard, with his own voice and presentation, Charlie carries the comedy torch passed on to him by his parents, writers and humorists Marty and Holly Nadler. According to a press release, the album will benefit Alex’s Place’s directly, and proceeds will go toward ongoing creative arts projects. Those who purchase the album can choose the amount they wish to contribute, from $2 to, as Charlie says, “mortgaging the house.”
Alex’s Place director Tony Lombardi says, “We are hoping folks will contribute $10 per purchase or more. As a fundraiser, this could have the potential for making our creative arts programs super-successful, reaching many teens with important programs that not only speak to their interest in the arts, but also imbue them with important life skills such as respect, integrity, good eye contact, and a firm handshake, helping to instill confidence and pride in each teen.”
To purchase a copy of “Alive from Martha’s Vineyard,” visit playitforward.com/projects/9, and find a link to make your tax-deductible donation; 100 percent of the proceeds will support Alex’s Place.