Comedy show Laugh Don’t Shoot addresses the epidemic of gun violence in the United States

Show attendees enjoy a night of laughter with purpose and benefit from anger management techniques, conflict resolution skills and a mental health boost

AUGUSTA, Ga., May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Three-time BET Comic View contestant, professional comedian and Be More Positive founder Larry “Coop” D. Veal announced today that he will be hosting the comedy show Laugh Don’t Shoot at Ikonz Sportsbar. & Grill in Augusta, Georgia on May 21 to 8:30 p.m. EDT. Tickets for the show are $20 and on sale now for purchase on Eventbrite.

In 2020, gun deaths in United States has reached record highs – with gun-related homicides jumping to a startling 35 percent (source: The New York Times). Between a recent shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo and a fatal shooting at a church in Orange County, the acts of violence continue to escalate, leaving many people in a state of despair. With Gun Violence Awareness Month in June, there’s no better time than now to stop giving attackers our energy and start advocating for solutions.

As a former intensive juvenile probation officer at Fulton County, Georgia and a comedian who tackles social issues, Larry has a unique perspective on America’s gun problem, and he’s truly passionate about helping others. Its mission goes beyond comedy as it aims to reduce gun violence nationwide through laughter and practical advice to help communities identify high-risk behaviors and prevent violence. Larry’s movement has inspired others and he will be joined on stage by top entertainment talent to promote healing through humor, including:

  • Skyler Q. Andrewsfrom Augusta Minister of Joy and Winner of 1st Chevy Nite Club “It’s My Comedy Contest”
  • Christy Gavnell – Comedian on national and international tour
  • Lawrence Williams – BMF, Black Panther 2, Creed 3
  • Greg Langford – “Uncle G” by comedian Jess Hilarious

The first Laugh Don’t Shoot Comedy show was held 12th of March at the Atlanta Comedy Theater in Atlanta, Georgia in partnership with ATL Uncensored. The show tours nationally and features local and national comedians who focus on comedy that helps audience members reduce stress, achieve good mental health, and discover ways to reduce violence.

To learn more about the comedy show “Laugh Don’t Shoot”, Larry “Coop” D. Veal and Be More Positive, visit The show is expected to sell out, so get your tickets now at Eventbrite!

About Larry “Coop” D. Veal & Be More Positive
From juvenile probation officer to youth advocate and family comedian, Larry Calf created Be More Positive in 1996 out of a passion for helping others. Today, the organization is recognized by its alma mater, Paine College, as one of the largest community mentoring companies. Over the years, Larry has used his talents as a comedian and motivational speaker to make a difference in communities across the country and uplift individuals in high schools, universities, churches, conferences, and more. To learn more, visit

Media Contact:
Interdependence PR for Larry “Coop” D. Veal
Nicole Tobias
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SOURCE Be More Positive

Javier E. Swan