Honoring the life of a famous actor who for more than three decades, never failed to make us laugh.
Robin Williams took his own life last week, leaving the world at a loss for words.
Williams was found inside his Los Angeles Home. People closest to him says Williams says he was battling severe depression.
Saturday night, comedians and organizers from all over the region are hoping to help fight depression by turning to laughter as an alternative.
The death of Robin Williams left fans at a standstill. But for comedians like Aleq Boyle, it hits a little more close to home.
"I'm a little bit of an amateur comic myself and I enjoy making people laugh whether they're laughing with me or at me," said Boyle.
So Boyle decided to head a campaign filled with laughter, to add light to a serious topic.
"It's a sad tragedy and we're trying to push through that and take this opportunity to highlight the fact that if you're dealing with depression, if you have thoughts of suicide, dealing with bullying or whatever the case may be, reach out for help," said Boyle.
The campaign is called Turn to laughter.
"The turn to laughter phrase kind of, a friend of mine and I were talking about it and brainstorming and we were just saying sometimes, you just gotta turn and laugh about it, turn to laughter. So that's kind of very organic as to how we came to title the campaign that," said Boyle.
Saturday night, local comedians are coming together to launch the campaign in Crossville. Boyle says he hopes it's just one event out of many others to let people know, they aren't alone.
"I think those that are actors, comedians and artists be it musicians or whatever, there's a higher propensity for depression, especially with people that are very artistic. That does seem to be a fit," said Boyle.
At Saturday night's event, the comedy show will begin with a moment of silence in honor of Robin Williams.
By Alyssa Spirato