Comedy night raises funds for Blessings in Backpack program

A group of local comedians will headline a “Stand Up and Shout Comedy Night” event June 13 in Scottsdale to benefit a local program that provides food to low-income children.

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Jeff Dye, Jill Bryan, Brody Stevens and Carl LaBove take to the stage for an evening of laughs to benefit Blessings in a Backpack – a nonprofit organization founded to provide elementary schoolchildren who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year.

The event takes place 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale.

Roland Schoeman, Olympic gold medalist holding the world record in the shortcourse 50-meter freestyle and the first man to swim the distance in under 21 seconds will serve as the evening’s emcee.

General admission tickets include entrance to the event and heavy appetizers, while premium tickets include premium seating, heavy appetizers and two drinks.

There are 20-plus million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, but Blessings in a Backpack is striving to ensure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, too.

Blessings in a Backpack is currently feeding over 76,000 children 800 schools in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Tickets for the evening are now available for purchase at

General admission $85 per person. Premium tickets are $150 per person.



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