Comedy All Stars Hit the Stage 8th Annual Comics for a Cause 2019
Curt Kravitz with Bay Equity Home Loans and Anita and Jim Lombardi with Federal Escrow, Inc. presents the 8th Annual “Comics For The Cause,” to benefit The Youth Project. For one night only, comedians Steve Simeone, Laurie Kilmartin, Jimmy Shubert will grace the stage for this comedy special (along with a pre-show VIP meet & greet event). Comics For The Cause will be held at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons on August 22, 2019. Past comics have included: Billy Gardell, Jay Leno, Howie Mandel and other famous comics from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central such as Bryan Callen, Cristela Alonzo, John Heffron, Tammy Pescatelli, Craig Shoemaker, Wendy Liebman, Maz Jobrani, Nikki Glaser, RodMan, Drew Lynch, Jon Reep, Taylor Tomlinson, Jesus Trejo, Cathy Ladman just to name a few.
Laurie Kilmartin has been doing standup since 1987 and has appeared on CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central. Her Seeso special “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad” made Vulture’s list of Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2016. She’s written two books, Shitty Mom (2012) and Dead People Suck (2018). She is currently a writer for CONAN on TBS, and previously wrote for Tough Crowd w/Colin Quinn (Comedy Central) and The Late Late Show with Craig Fergusion (CBS). She has appeared at the Montreal Comedy Festival as a New Face and, 12 years later, as a Master.
Steve Simeone made his Comedy Central debut on Gabriel Iglesias’ “Stand Up Revolution” and since, has been featured multiple times on the network’s “This Is Not Happening” storytelling show. His comedy is heard regularly on SiriusXM radio and his album “What’s Up Nerds?” debuted at number one on both the Apple ITunes and GooglePlay charts. Steve has performed at The New York Comedy Festival and in 2017 made his debut at the prestigious “Just For Laughs” Festival in Montreal. You can see him in national commercials for Miller Lite beer and Little Tykes toys. Jimmy Shubert after becoming a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and, being seen on Comedy Central as the closing act on Dave Atell’s Comedy Underground and in major comedy clubs all across the country, has also built an impressive resume as an actor, both in film and on television. In television, Shubert is also known for his recurring role on “King of Queens” for five years and several appearances on “Entourage”. He recently did a guest spot on IFC’s “Maron” ABC’s “Back in the Game” with James Caan, on the CBS comedy “2 Broke Girls”. He played Betty White’s neighbor. He appeared on Disney’s hit show “Zeke and Luther” as Bobby Dicey”-World’s Greatest Daredevil, and “Barely Legal” a pilot presentation about a dysfunctional family law firm. Other TV credits include ” “Heist,” “The Loop,” “ER,” “Reno 911,” “Rude Awakenings,” “Angel,” “Lucky,” “New Car Smell,” “Sonny with a Chance” and “Youth In Revolt.”
“It is such an honor to be able to host such a fun event that helps so many kids, and that our community loves to support year after year. This is such a hilarious way to spend a weeknight!” Board President, Anita Lombardi stated.
The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project is celebrating 19 years of successfully providing free services to teens in the Santa Clarita Valley. Since their doors opened in 2000, the Youth Project has assisted more than 35,000 local families, including 30,000 youth and 5,000 adults. In 2017/2018, with services at six high schools and seven junior high campuses, the SCV Youth Project provided more than 8,000 hours of service to the young adults in the Santa Clarita Valley with serious life challenges, including depression, suicide, grief/loss, peer pressure, bullying and drug/alcohol abuse, said Kim Goldman, executive director.
*VIP Party starts at 6 p.m., Comedy Show begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40/55 are on sale now at www.HelpNotHassle.org. *VIP Party is additional $35, limited space.
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