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Comedy for Charity: Thank you for serving benefit honoring Veterans at the Fox Theater

 

THANK YOU FOR SERVING: THE BENEFIT

AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT HONORING VETERANS

RALLY POINT, LA FRONTERA ARIZONA: RALLY UP! VETERANS HELPING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES: WE HONOR YOUR DEDICATION, SERVICE AND VALOR.

Honorary Chair: Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

“This year’s show, emceed by David Fitzsimmons, is an adult variety show for mature audiences (ages 15+). It will feature Tommy Blaze, who is a veteran of the comedy stage. Tommy has been called America’s premiere relationship comic. For over two decades, he has entertained audiences from all walks of life. Blaze has performed in such diverse arenas as television, film, comedy clubs, colleges, military bases, casinos, cruise ships, and churches.

Tommy sums up his broad appeal with a simple statement: “Wherever you find men and women together, that ‘s where I’m needed.” He has appeared in the NBC mega-hit Friends, and movies like Me Again and Marriage Retreat. He also writes films, including Brother White and God’s Not Dead.

To round out the talent, there will be feature comedy act Butch Lord, from Dallas, Texas; Michael Garvey, from Annapolis, Maryland, a veteran who was shot twice in Afghanistan, was awarded the Purple Heart and who now does comedy with his service dog Liberty: a dance performance by senior tap group The Rodeo City Wreckettes; Hip hop by the award winning Egokillaz; and music by Los Guapos, Janee Starr, as well as local musician Kate Becker and her band. Music! Dance! Comedy! And it’s all for a wonderful cause—to make our community a safer place while at the same time the audience is entertained by a first class show. Our mission this year is to raise money (hopefully a lot of money) and awareness about the problem of veterans committing suicide.

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Las Vegas Impersonators The Edwards Twins headline Comedy for Charity show

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Another terrific show put together by stand up comedian/writer/producer & dancer Suzie Sexton, who recently appeared at an Estrogen Hour show at Laff’s. The Edwards Twins (Anthony and Eddie) were both raised in Tucson and are graduates of Rincon High School. Let’s welcome them back to Tucson.

More info:

www.comedyforcharity.org, “Comedy for Charity is a non-profit organization created by comedian Suzie Sexton to reduce violence and to raise money for victims of violence. Her sister was murdered in an unsolved mugging in Chicago in 1980. Since then, she has worked and volunteered in various capacities to reduce violence. “

Tickets $20 to $60 online at the Fox Theater website: https://foxtucsontheatre.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=773.

 

Lots of comedy at Show Me the Funny

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“COMEDY FOR CHARITY is proud to present Stand Up to Stop Violence V, with Headliner John Heffron, winner of Last Comic Standing’s second season, who also has his own DVD, Middle Class Funny. John. An A-List comedian, he’s appeared on Comedy Central Presents, Chelsea Lately, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.Reveille Men’s Chorus, headed by their extraordinary conductor, Shawn Cullen, is back by popular demand with Reverb and a few tunes to raise the audience up.We are honored that Roxanna Green will be selling and signing her book, As Good As She Dreamed: The Redeeming Story of the Angel of Tucson: Christina Taylor-Green.Our Honorary Chair this year is business executive Bill Holmes, who volunteers and contributes his time and money in order to make an impact on our community.Too funny to miss, David Wayne Fitzsimmons will reprise his role as Emcee for the 5th year in a row. Nancy Stanley and Suzie Sexton will round out this talented cast, as well as Egokillaz who will do hip-hop dance to a few contemporary ditties.”

VIP Tickets ($50) include preferred seating and meet and greet with John after the show.