Date(s) - July 25
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers
Get ready for an evening of laughter and fun as local celebrities perform stand-up comedy to benefit children’s services at SalusCare, the region’s largest provider of treatment for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.
“Laughter Is the Best Medicine Comedy Night” will feature eight local celebrities who each will perform a five-minute stand-up routine for event attendees who will “vote” for the best comedic performance with their dollars.
The fun happens at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, July 25, starting at 7 p.m. The evening will include heavy hors-d’oeuvres, beer and wine served in a casual, fun atmosphere.
Nationally recognized Comedian Michael Palascak will bring more fun to the stage when he performs the grand finale at the comedy night.
In the last three years, Palascak appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He also has performed at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and was the winner of HBO’s Lucky 21 Stand-up Contest.
The local celebrities who will exchange laughs for votes are:
● Michael Harris – News-Press Planning Editor
● Larry Hart – Lee County Tax Collector
● Gwendolyn Howard-Powell – owner of Gwendolyn’s Café
● Doug Molloy – former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney
● Steve Russell – State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit
● Marni Sawicki – Cape Coral Mayor
● Mike Scott – Lee County Sheriff
● Dr. Glenn Whitehouse – FGCU Associate Dean, Planning & Assessment
Attendees will have the opportunity to “vote” for the best comedic performance by placing cash or checks in containers labeled for each comic.
Tickets are now on sale to the event at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers and may be purchased at www.saluscarecomedynight.org or by calling 239-791-1575. Tickets are $100 each or $500 for a reserved table for four with table signage and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. Other sponsorships are available from $1,000.
Funds raised at the event will be used to provide outpatient psychiatry and therapy to children and adolescents in our area whose families can least afford it. For more information about sponsorships and “Laughter Is the Best Medicine Comedy Night,” contact Todd Cordisco at (239) 791-1575 or visit www.saluscarecomedynight.org .