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Comedy Variety Show to Raise Money for Prevention of Violence

Jul 31, 2015 09:48PM

John Heffron

Comedy for Charity is producing “Show Me the Funny”, a variety show to raise money for organizations that work to prevent violence and assist victims of violence, at 7 p.m., September 12, at the Rialto Theatre.

Emceed by political cartoonist Dave Fitzsimmons, “Show Me the Funny” is an adult variety show for mature audiences that will feature special guest John Heffron, winner of Last Comic Standing’s second season, comedienne Nancy Stanley, as well as the Reveille Men’s Chorus. The night will also include a performance by Tucson folk-rock artist Amber Norgaard, and a routine by Egokillaz, a local dance group.

“Violence is like a disease that needs to be cured. I’m doing what I can to end it,” says producer Suzie Sexton. “This is first-class entertainment all for a wonderful cause—to make the Tucson community a safer place to live and work, to raise money for some very worthy causes and to continue to bring awareness about the ever-growing problem of violence.”

Author Roxanna Green will be on hand to sign her book, As Good as She Imagined: The Redeeming Story of the Angel of Tucson, Christina-Taylor Green, as well. Proceeds from the show will support the ongoing work of Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse and Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation.

Cost: $23-$50 per person. Location: Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St., Tucson. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 520-318-9445 or visit Ticketfly.com/event/837739. See ad, page 21.

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