Eight great sponsorship opportunities are available for Forgotten Harvest’s 21st Annual Comedy Night celebration featuring Martin Short, coming to the historic Detroit Opera House on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm. Connecting your business with one of metro Detroit’s premier events is a great way to entertain clients or recognize employees. Tax deductible corporate sponsorship packages include main floor seating, VIP reception, and mention in promotional and public relations materials. Contact Peter Fezzey at (248) 967-1500 ext. 128 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Comedy Night is an annual charity event supporting Forgotten Harvest’s mission of eliminating hunger by eliminating food waste. Tickets starting under $20 can be purchased by visiting Forgotten Harvest at forgottenharvest.org, through Ticketmaster, or in person at the Detroit Opera House. The show is family-friendly and recommended for ages 12 and up.
Comedy Night, begun in 1992 with the support of television, film star, and local native Tim Allen and Detroit area comedy impresario Mark Ridley, has become Metro Detroit’s premier annual comedy event, bringing in well-known stars such as Tim Allen, Seth Meyers, The Smothers Brothers, Richard Jeni, Kevin Pollack, Kevin Meaney, Louie Anderson, David Coulier, and Kathleen Madigan.
Southeastern Michigan natives Mike and Christopher Farah of Funny Or Die were instrumental in securing Martin Short for 2013 and are excited about the opportunity to help Forgotten Harvest fight hunger in Metro Detroit. “This is a chance for us to help comedy make a difference in our home state, and we’re happy to be working with an organization like Forgotten Harvest,” said Mike Farah, president of production at Funny Or Die. “There’s a great tradition to Comedy Night and we’re looking forward to helping take it into the future to fight hunger in Metro Detroit.”
Martin Short has won fans and accolades in television, film, and theater since his breakout season on “Saturday Night Live” almost 30 years ago led him to cross over quickly into feature films. Short will be featured in the animated film “Madagascar 3” and the Tim Burton film “Frankenweenie.” He can currently be seen on the CBS hit comedy series “How I Met Your Mother” in the recurring role of Garrison Cootes, and is the voice of the Cat in the critically acclaimed PBS series “Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That.”
Forgotten Harvest occupies a preeminent position for hunger relief services as America’s largest and most efficient food rescue organization. In 2012, Forgotten Harvest rescued more than 47 million pounds of food that would have otherwise been diverted to area landfills, an 89% increase over the 2011 rescue effort.