Volvo Rents will present its Volvo Rents Hardhat Comedy show free of charge April 20th at the Players Theatre in Sarasota, Fla. The special presentation is in support of Operation Thank You and All Faiths Food Bank and will star nationally acclaimed comedian Carmen Ciricillo, also known as “The Construction Comic” for a great deal of material related to the construction industry.

Seats for the event are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Attendees can reserve space by calling 941-365-2494. Attendees are asked to bring three to five cans of food or donations to support All Faiths Food Bank via Volvo Rents’ Operation Thank You campaign, with all donations and proceeds directly benefitting All Faiths Food Bank.

“We want to give contractors V.I.P. treatment in a R.I.P. construction market by giving them one free, hilarious night in support of multiple good causes,” said Ciricillo, who played the “tool man” on the Discover Channel’s Your New House television show.

“Contractors have been hard hit and this is just a little way of bringing some laughter back into their lives,” added Rick Owens, general manager of Volvo Rents, in Tampa, Fort Myers, Pompano Beach and Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Players Theatre is donating the venue for the event and Ciricillo is also doing the show for free.

Volvo Rents launched the Hardhat Comedy Tour in November 2008 in Asheville, N.C., and Sarasota is the first stop of the tour in 2009. Hard Hat comics also performed at Volvo Rents’ recent franchise convention in La Quinta, Calif. Volvo Rents plans to take the tour to other cities in North America to provide free comedy to those in the construction industry and to support charitable causes at the same time.