Stand Up for a Child Night of Comedy

 
Friday, November 3, 2017

 
6:30 pm - Social hour & silent auction

7:30 pm - Delicious dinner & decadent desserts

Welcome to our guest emcee, Dena Blizzard

and Comedians, Mark Riccadonna and Joe DeVito

Please order tickets by October 20!
 

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Join us for a night of fun and laughter to benefit foster
 
children to ensure they get the services they need and
 
reach safe, permanent homes.

Back by popular demand, Joe DeVito!

 
 

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Joe DeVito has the power to start fires using his mind, and he also does stand-up comedy.

Whether taking on relationships, his Italian-American family, or current events, Joe's dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at clubs and colleges across the USA, and at the top venues in New York City. After spending a decade as a journalist and advertising writer, Joe gave into his coworkers' demands to try performing so he could find fame, while they finally got some work done. Joe's TV appearances include The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and a semi-finalist turn on season five of NBC's Last Comic Standing. His savage wit has also made him an in-demand panelist on shows like Chelsea Lately, CNN's Headline News, Animal Planet's Wild 100, and a regular guest on FOX News Channel's Red Eye. 
 
 
Opening Act Mark Riccadonna! 
 

 
 
Mark Riccadonna grew up an artsy jock outside of Youngstown, Ohio. At age 17 (like a bad independent movie), Mark moved to New York in search of himself and happiness. He pursued theater at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, joining "The Company" after graduation. Soon after, Mark stumbled upon Stand-Up Comedy and found success as a storyteller, performing throughout New York City, and 'on the road'. Mark currently also performs for Armed Forces Entertainment, and has entertained U.S. and U.N. Troops worldwide, performing in six continents while working with his childhood heroes. Mark is an accomplished actor and writer and has a lead role in the feature film "Days of Power." He writes for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. He is a gifted storyteller, with a charisma that makes you feel like you’ve known him forever.  His unique delivery, signature voice and likability make him a favorite at clubs and theaters everywhere. 
  
Guest Emcee-Dena Blizzard!
 
 

 Dena is a former Miss New Jersey, comedian, and mother of three who recently starred Off Broadway in her one-woman show "One Funny Mother,” a hilarious multimedia theater show about motherhood. Dena’s recent viral video "Chardonnay Go”, seen over 23 million times, is now a hilarious board game called "Chardonnay Go, The Board Game for Wine Lovers, Moms and Other Shameless People.” Additionally, Dena is a corporate host, has been featured in the NY Times, co-hosted with Anderson Cooper and has performed at Catch a Rising Star, The Comedy Stop at the Tropicana, Gotham Comedy Club and The Laugh Factory. She has also served as the preliminary host and on air correspondent for the Miss America Pageant on ABC. When she’s not working on TV, she is writing/producing content for her web series, where she makes inappropriate videos about parenting that are sure to put her kids in therapy.