New England Revolution's Kevin Alston takes the stage for improv comedy debut | SIDELINE

Kevin Alston is apparently a pretty funny guy, and a quick-witted entertainer to boot.

On Wednesday night, the New England Revolution defender made his main stage comedy debut at Boston’s famed Improv Asylum (below video). He did so in front of friends and teammaters, and helped to raise money for a cause near and dear to his heart in the process.

A portion of all tickets sold benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In April 2013, Alston was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), a rare but treatable form of leukemia. While CML does not yet have a cure, Alston has managed his health and has returned to the field.

The comedy adventure began for Alston a few months when he signed up for an improvisational comedy class (above video, in action). Teammate and former roommate Darrius Barnes said that Alston got his real start when the two were living together and cutting up at home.

Alston had an otherwise busy Wednesday, on top of his comedy debut. Along with teammates Steve Neumann and Stephen McCarthy, the boy band Rev Direction made its music video debut as well.