Published: Jun 19, 2013 10:35 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 19, 2013 10:50 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla - Saturday, people looking for a laugh will fill the Hilton in Naples to help raise money for dozens of employees snubbed out of their paychecks.

Last month, Wise Guys Comedy Club in East Naples suddenly closed. Unable to get compensation from the owner, a local comedian organized a night of comedy to help raise money for those workers so they can pay their bills.

"I was getting calls that they were losing their houses, needed to pay their bills, so that's what inspired me to say hey, we can do something about this," says Chris Christiansan. "We need $20,000 to pay everybody approximately what they need."

The night will feature five comedians, and several raffle items. The event is Saturday June 22 at 7 p.m. at 7 p.m. at the Hilton in Naples.

Tickets will be sold Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. at the Hilton. You can also call Chris at (239) 603-4693.