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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 Jeff Nease, a Midwestern-bred comic with a global following! We are excited to have him headline our next event!

“Hilarious!” (Entertainment Today Magazine), “A high-energy performer able to generate BIG laughs!” (Las Vegas Review Journal) and the Detroit Free Press declares, “Jeff Nease makes us laugh!”

Jeff began his career in 1987. The performing “bug” bit while studying film and theater at the University of Toledo. Propelled by his love of the comedy albums of George Carlin, Steve Martin, Bill Cosby and Bob Newhart, it wasn’t long before he found himself stepping on the stage of the local comedy venue “The Toledo Comedy Club”.

He began to hone his craft anywhere he could find an audience; nightclubs, rock bars, colleges and lounges in and around his hometown in Northwest Ohio and Detroit. Jeff applied his theater training as a founding member of the improvisational group, “The Improvables.” This experience helped form the spontaneous element his show is known for.

Jeff has toured all over the world with his show.  He has been a finalist on the National Lampoon Laugh-Off, and has appeared on A&E, PBS, Comedy Central and has opened for comedy stars Jim Carrey, Tim Allen and Ellen DeGeneres.  He is also one of the most sought after comedian’s at sea for the world’s most popular cruise lines, such as Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard Cruise Line, Holland America and Norwegian Cruise Line, among others.

Jeff has appeared at such iconic venues as The Riviera, MGM Grand, and the Tropicana in Las Vegas, and has appeared at conventions and special corporate events across North America.  A handful of his corporate clients include Allstate, Canon, Taco Bell and The Royal Bank of Canada.

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)