By Rebekah Rae. CREATED Jul 27, 2014
Nebraska - Rebuilding Pilger through laughter. Comedians are using their skills to raise money for the tiny town.
Original members of the Weisenheimers improvisational group are in Omaha and using their talents to raise money during a reunion show. The show begins at 8 p.m., Sunday, July 27 at the Slowdown near 14th and Mike Fahey street.
"We just decided to do a benefit show for them," said Jen Smedley.
In 2000, the group raised funds for Pilger to build a pool. "We really fell in love with the people there," said Smedley. That pool wasn't damaged in the storm but an EF-4 tornado obliterated 80-percent of the town. Killing two people and injuring about two dozen.
The Weisenheimers are donating 100 percent of all the proceeds from their improv show to the Pilger development fund.
They're not the only entertainers using their talents to raise money for the town.
Former "Poison" front man Bret Michaels will host a storm relief concert in Norfolk next month.
Michaels traveled to Pilger to help clean up after tornadoes tore through the village on June 16.
The tornado relief concert, called Rock N' Relief, will be at the Divots Event Center on Sunday, Aug. 24.
Buy tickets here.