We see him on the sports pages, donning that Hawaiian shirt. We hear him over the airwaves talking Baltimore sports. He’s been around for 18 years and he knows his stuff. Sure that’s arguable, but at least he can challenge your way of thinking. And as a resident of Millersville, this Schmuck is thinking it’s payback time for the people “I skewer in my column and blog.”
Wednesday at the Baltimore Comedy Factory, Sun sports columnist, Peter Schmuck will be roasted by his peers. All of the proceeds will benefit the Cool Kids Campaign.
So why now? It’s not his birthday or an anniversary of any type. It’s just a chance for a good laugh. On Pete’s behalf.
“It wasn’t my idea, but I went along with it because it sounded like fun and it should be a nice chunk of change for Cool Kids,” Schmuck writes in an email. Having served on the Board of the Belanger-Federico Foundation, (Cool Kids Campaign is a part of that) to Schmuck it was a no-brainer who the beneficiary would be. Not to mention that Schmuck was friends with Orioles legendary shortstop, Mark Belanger, and he participates in their events regularly.
Schmuck has been around the roasting block before. Last year he participated in the Jim Hunter (Orioles broadcaster for MASN) roast saying it was “great fun.” Don’t think that Schmuck wi ll be going in empty- handed. Though he’s not prepared anything just yet, he will go in with some “jokes ready, then augment them with responses to the roasters.”
Set to take the stage is Mark Viviano, Roch Kubatko, Steve Davis, Bruce Cunningham, Stan the Fan Charles, Buddy Roogow, and comedians Bob Somerby, Pete Eibner and Alabama. Tickets are $25 and available through the Cool Kids Campaign office at 410-560-1770.
The mission of the Cool Kids Campaign is to provide kids with cancer a higher quality of life for themselves and their families while facing the challenges of cancer. For more information visit www.bfpf.org/cool-kids-campaign/index.shtml.