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9th Annual Comedy Night!


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You’ll eat, you’ll laugh… what’s not to love?

Save the Date!   Our 9th Annual Comedy Night fundraiser will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle!

Eat, laugh and come out to support the Furniture Bank at our 9th Annual Comedy Night fundraiser, being held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak.

The evening will include a full buffet dinner, 50/50 raffle and live auction.  Our main act is Don Friesen, a comedian based out of LA that is originally from the Detroit area!  We are excited to have him headline our next event!

His kids think he’s fun. His wife thinks he’s an idiot. Audiences think he’s hilarious!

Don is a modern suburban dad just trying to raise his kids and get through the day with a bit of money in the bank and a scrap of dignity intact. With a unique style that can best be described as frenetic and engaging, Don captures the irony of parenting, marriage and everyday absurdities through characters, voices, parodies and some of the best written routines around. He’s a wanna-be geek who constantly upgrades to the latest technology, but can never get it to work, leading to signature bits about tech support, Idiots Guides, texting and passwords.

 

Friesen has recently taken his smart, savvy, and highly-caffeinated comedy to the stage at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA, for the taping of his new Showtime one-hour special titled “Ask Your Mom.” In his first nationally released concert special, Don delivers a winning hour of clever, true-to-life “he’s talking about my family up there” comedy that manages to be adult-smart yet family-friendly.

 

For more information on attending or sponsoring our 9th annual event, please contact Events@furniture-bank.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities

“Laugh Out Loud” – Sponsorship – $2,000

  • Guaranteed Table for 10; Includes 10 Drink Tickets, Comedy Show, Buffet Dinner & Table Signage
  • “Laugh Out Loud” recognition via logo/name placement on materials & throughout venue during event
  • Recognition of sponsorship during event
  • Recognition with logo/name on Comedy Night area of FBSEM Web Site (furniture-bank.org)
  • Mention of sponsorship within FBSEM eBlast, social media, and press releases to media

Net Sponsorship Commitment: $2,000 Net ($1,700 tax-deductible)

“Stand Up” – Sponsorship – $1,000

  • Guaranteed Table for 6; Includes 6 Drink Tickets, Comedy Show, Buffet Dinner & Table Signage
  • “Stand Up” recognition via logo/name placement on materials & throughout venue during event
  • Recognition with logo/name on Comedy Night area of FBSEM Web Site (furniture-bank.org)
  • Mention of sponsorship within FBSEM eBlast, social media, and press releases to media

Net Sponsorship Commitment: $1,000 Net ($825 tax-deductible)

“Smile” – Sponsorship – $500

  • Guaranteed Table for 4; Includes 4 Drink Tickets, Comedy Show, Buffet Dinner & Table Signage
  • “Smile” recognition via name placement on materials during event
  • Recognition with name on Comedy Night area of FBSEM Web Site (furniture-bank.org)

Net Sponsorship Commitment: $500 Net ($400 tax-deductible)