10th Annual Comedy Night!
Our guests ate, they laughed…A LOT…and at one point, we had our comedian ROFL on stage, thanks to a supporter who had a great story to tell the audience. What a night!
Our 10th Annual Comedy Night fundraiser was held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak.
The evening raised over $50,000 thanks to our very generous attendees and supporters.
Our 2019 Headliner, Paul Mecurio! He was Fabulous!
Paul has made multiple appearances on “The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert” and currently works on the show. He is an Emmy & Peabody Award winner for “The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart” and can currently be seen opposite Golden Globe Winner, Liev Schreiber in the film, “Chuck,” the story about journeyman boxer, Chuck Wepner, the real life Rocky Balboa.
Paul also has a one-man Broadway show which opened in July 2018 called, “The 4th Wall w/Paul Mecurio” at The Jerry Orbach Theater.
Paul has hosted his own shows for Comedy Central and HBO as well as his own talk show. He has appeared in his own “Comedy Central Special” and has made several appearances on “The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert,” “The Daily Show,” “The CBS Late, Late Show,” HBO, “The Tonight Show,“ ESPN, Showtime, NBC’s “Fridays,” and “The Joke Show” and VH-I Clip Shows among others.
He currently appears as a commentator on the venerable, “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and CBS News and has made recurring appearances on “SportsNation” on ESPN. He is a recurring pop culture and general news commentator and satirist on CNN, NBC, Fox News, MSNBC, CBS, HLN and daytime television.
Paul has made dozens of national television appearances as a recurring contributor on: “CBS Sunday Morning,” “CNN New Day,” “CNN Newsroom,” MSNBC, “Red Eye” (Fox News),” VH-1, “Dr. Drew,” “The Meredith Vieira Show,” “Outnumbered” (Fox News), “Kennedy,” “Showbiz Tonight,” “Viewpoint,” “Katie Couric,” “Hannity,” “Fox and Friends,” “Bethenny,” “Real Story – Fox News” and many more.
After graduating Georgetown Law School with high honors, Paul worked as a lawyer on Wall Street and as an investment banker, executing multi-billion dollar transactions for Fortune 100 companies.
While on Wall Street, Paul was hired by Jay Leno to write jokes for “The Tonight Show.” After living a secret double-life as a Wall Street lawyer/banker by day and comedian by night, Paul left Wall Street to go into entertainment full time.
Paul was featured on “The Daily Show” as a correspondent and in “The Daily Show” segment, “Second Opinion,” in which Paul skewered the medical profession playing an HMO representative with a less than sympathetic mindset.
He has hosted several shows and pilots for Comedy Central, CBS, HBO and VH-1.
Paul is an extremely skilled interviewer as one can hear on his hit, critically-acclaimed podcast, “The Paul Mecurio Show” on iTunes, Google Play and Audioboom. He has wide-ranging interests and his guests reflect that. He’s interviewed A-list guests who are at the pinnacle of the worlds of entertainment, pop culture, music, politics, science, sports and more.
Paul has also made multiple appearances in The Montreal “Just for Laughs” festival and the Glasgow/Edinburgh Comedy Festival.