Rainn Wilson, Mike O'Malley & More Set for Hollywood Wilshire YMCA's COMEDY FOR A CAUSE Today
The Hollywood Wilshire YMCA will celebrate its 10th annual Comedy For A Cause fundraiser. Comedy For A Cause brings together acclaimed comedians who volunteer their time and talent to showcase a line-up of stand-up comedy in support of the Hollywood Y's youth programs, which are dedicated to instilling leadership qualities in its community's children. The event will take place at the Sunset Strip's world-famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood from 8 - 10 p.m. tonight, Oct. 22.
Emceed by comedic actor Rainn Wilson and hosted by sitcom star Mike O'Malley, the star-studded benefit will provide an entertaining evening of stand-up comedy by Hollywood's top entertainers to benefit the Hollywood Y. Celebrity performers include Kate Flannery and The Lampshades, BJ Novak, Pardis Parker and Lowell Sanders.
"What better way to celebrate kids and families within the Hollywood community than with a night of great comedy at the Laugh Factory," says Rainn Wilson, star of NBC's The Office. "I used to be a member of the Hollywood Y when I first came to Los Angeles so to be able to spend the evening supporting its programs is of great personal pride for me - it's going to be a lot of fun."
The evening will begin with a VIP reception at 6:30 p.m. during which guests will mingle with the performers and take delight in pass-tray hors d'oeuvres and specialty drinks provided by local event sponsors. With an introduction by host Mike O'Malley, the program will begin promptly at 8 p.m. and will end at 10:00 p.m. Only 250 tickets will be sold for this exclusive fundraising event and can be purchased for $250 each. For more information visit http://hollywood.ymcala.org/comedyforacause.
"The support we're getting from the Hollywood community, including from those in front of the camera and those behind the scenes, is amazing," says Laurie Goganzer, Executive Director and Group Vice President of the Downtown-Ketchum and Hollywood Wilshire branches of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles. "We're so grateful to be able to bring L.A. community members and TV's funniest people in the same room for the purpose of supporting kids and our youth programs," added Goganzer.
A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event. To sponsor Comedy For A Cause, contact Natasha Radojcic, Associate Director of Development for the Hollywood Wilshire YMCA at (323) 762-8749.
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