On a personal level, it’s giving me more than my 15 minutes of fame. But most importantly, it’s a place where people are treated with respect, dignity and honesty.
Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2010
Jay Leno, Brad Garrett, Gabriel Iglesias are among the celebrity headliners to mark The Ice House’s 50th anniversary. The Ice House prepares for another All Star Comedy Show to benefit Hillsides’ children on Sunday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Pasadena’s legendary comedy nightclub, The Ice House welcomes other comedians, which include “SNL” and “Wayne World’s” Dana Carvey, NPR’s Paula Poundstone, The New “Mr. Vegas” George Wallace, Star of “Hot Tub Time Machine” and the host o NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” Craig Robinson, NBC weatherman/comic Fritz Coleman, Comedy Central Star John Caparulo, Ice House “Top 5 Comic” Steve McGrew, Doo Wop sensations “The Alley Cats” and special surprise guests.
The oldest operating comedy club in America, The Ice House Comedy Club has continuously run stand-up comedy for 50 years, featuring such acts as Robin Williams, Lily Tomlin, George Carlin, Steve Martin, Bob Newhart, Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, David Letterman, George Lopez, Ellen DeGeneres, Tim Allen, and others too numerous to mention have all wowed audiences in its intimate 200 seat showroom.
During its five-decade tenure, The Ice House has become a legend in the comedy industry and, in Pasadena, a generous supporter of Hillsides’ mission. For the past eleven years, The Ice House Owner Bob Fisher, recipient of Hillsides’ Special Recognition Award, has donated all the proceeds of its anniversary show to Hillsides Volunteer Network.
“I feel like my experience at The Ice House has been very humbling,” said Fisher, who believes that the comedy nightclub belongs to San Gabriel Valley. “On a personal level, it’s giving me more than my 15 minutes of fame. But most importantly, it’s a place where people are treated with respect, dignity and honesty."
Not only has Fisher brought laughter to more than four million people, his talent in captivating guests has brought laughter to Hillsides’ children through the numerous activities this event supports.
Recently, the Hillsides Volunteer Network members bid farewell to the summer by taking the children to an ice skating rink and treated them to a pizza lunch. In addition, Fisher has hosted the children living at Hillsides with a special performance and lunch.
Founded nearly a hundred years ago, Hillsides is a Pasadena residential treatment center and community-based social service agency that serves vulnerable children and families living in Los Angeles County. To learn more about Hillsides, the children’s charity benefitting from the anniversary show, visit http://www.hillsides.org.
Tickets are $25, $45, $65 and $100 (VIP). For ticket information, call Ticketmaster at 800-653-8000 or purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting the Pasadena Civic Center box office at 626-449-7360. To learn more about the All Star Comedy Show, visit http://www.icehousecomedy.com.
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