Huntington to host McElroys’ ‘Candlenights’ holiday podcast

November 10, 2018 GMT

HUNTINGTON — These days a Christmas just isn’t a Christmas until all the laughs are lit on the Candlenights.

For the fifth straight year, the brothers McElroy — Justin, Travis and Griffin — are teaming up to bring their popular comedy podcast “My Brother, My Brother and Me” home to be taped in front of a live audience during the holiday season.

Tickets for the special Dec. 22 comedy show at the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium in Huntington’s City Hall go on sale at noon Friday, Nov. 9, at https://candlenights2018.brownpapertickets.com/. Tickets are $30 with a $2 handling fee.

All proceeds from this show go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central West Virginia.

Usually set near the winter solstice, the Candlenights is a made-up holiday that in some ways embodies what “MBM-BaM” is truly about — finding your family, whoever they are, and loving them for who they are, said Justin McElroy while explaining the Candlenights origin.

While folks come to share a whole lot of laughs and celebrate the made-up holiday with the McElroy and Smirl families, they are also coming to give in support of several nonprofits in and around the Tri-State.

In 2016, Candlenights raised more than $12,000 for Recovery Point. In 2017, they raised more than $35,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central West Virginia through the show and an additional fundraising effort.

Based out of Charleston, that chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters was reeling in 2017 after