Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Bay Area Comedy Scene Loses Another Great Person.

Grace White, born Karen Grace White, and also known as "That Old Hippie Chick" passed away on December 3, 2009. She was 59 years old. Grace had accomplished a lot as a comedienne but what she accomplished off the stage was even more impressive.

Grace helped a lot of women in the comedy business. She did a lot of that by creating the Women Who Kick Comedy Butt ( shows. I booked the WWKCB a couple years ago at the Morgan Hill Playhouse. This was shortly before I would find out the Grace was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Instead of giving up, Grace worked harder than ever and fought lung cancer longer than her doctors said she would. She helped spread the word. Comics from all over the Bay Area gave help where they could as Grace was without health insurance.

A definite inspiration to us all... her spirit will live on forever.

Grace White (1950-2009)