Carnival Cruise Lines is hosting a comedy fundraiser at the Fort Lauderdale Improv located at Hard Rock Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Fort Lauderdale Improv will be transformed into the Miami-based cruise operator’s popular shipboard venue â€” Punchliner Comedy Club â€” in the special event benefiting Charlee of Dade County. Charlee is a Miami-based non-profit organization that provides resources and support to help abused, abandoned and neglected children and their families throughout South Florida, Carnival said. Festivities include appearances by four comedians: John Dicrosta, Tony Esposito, Thea Vidale and Billy D. Washington, who have also entertained guests sailing on Carnival ships. For information on tickets, please contact Elizabeth Rodriguez at 800-819-3902 ext. 85042.