Stand Up to Stop Violence
Saturday, October 21st • 7:00pm-9:00pm
Catalyst-SAACA 4500 N. Oracle Ste. 110, Tucson, AZ 85705
Join us for a night of fun and laughter while supporting local nonprofits Esperanza Dance Project and Ben’s Bells!
This amazing fundraiser is produced and presented by Comedy for Charity Comedy for Charity is a non-profit organization created by comedian Suzie Sexton to reduce violence and to raise money for victims of violence. The lineup includes Butch Lord, Jan Brenner, Suzie Sexton, Gene Moore, and headliner Monique Marvez. Plus an original dance performance by Esperanza Dance Project.
HEADLINER: MONIQUE MARVEZ
Monique Marvez is a force of nature. She has been described as a modern Mae West, a Latina Bette Midler, and a better looking Dr. Phil. Monique has amassed 4 Showtime specials, including “The Latin Divas of Comedy,” “Snoop Dogg Presents: The Bad Girls of Comedy,” “Women of a Certain Age,” and her own one hour special, “Not Skinny, Not Blonde,” which is on Prime Video. She has performed on 5 continents, and has had two successful drive time radio shows in large markets. She currently hails from Los Angeles.
Butch Lord is a twenty-year veteran stand-up comedian, headlining comedy clubs across the country. His stand-up shows are high energy as Butch takes the stage with a flurry of loud music, one-liners and short stories that grab an audience’s attention and never let go! His hard, edgy look is quickly softened by his carefree and lighthearted view of himself and the world around him. His genuine enthusiasm for performing, and his obvious passion for making people laugh shine through brilliantly and endear him to even the most conservative audiences.
Jan Brenner began his comedy career in the early 80’s. After class, he would travel into Manhattan and perform with many comedians who later became famous. Jan graduated high school with Jerry Seinfeld in 1972. While Seinfeld went on to make tens of millions, Jan often jokes about making “TENS” of dollars in the business. If you have seen his HBO Comedy Special, that would be a miracle, because he has never done one. He currently performs in Awatukee at the HA HA Tukee Comedy Club. Jan says, “Making people laugh is one of the best gifts I can give.”
Suzie Sexton began her career at LAFF’S Comedy Café in 2010 after a family reunion with her dysfunctional relatives. She has performed at open mics there as well as The Comedy Spot in Scottsdale, and she has been a frequent guest at The Estrogen Hour in Tucson. This will be the 12th Stand Up to Stop Violence benefit which she has both co-produced and performed. Suzie says, “Violence sucks, and I’m doing what I can to end it.”
Enjoy an original dance performance by
ESPERANZA DANCE PROJECT
Empowering survivors of childhood sexual trauma by eradicating stigma and secrecy while inspiring hope for healing through our impactful dance performance, discussions, and advocacy. Learn more at EsperanzaDanceProject.org