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Reading to Kids' Annual Comedy Night at the Improv will feature hilarious comics, a Silent Auction, and a night of fun with Reading to Kids!

 

Want to help?

Click here for the Comedy Night flyer in .pdf format, and forward it to anyone you know who may be interested in going.

Please also print out the flyer and hang it wherever many people are likely to see it, perhaps with a note that you are going and inviting others to join you.

Click here for the same Comedy Night flyer in image format, for sharing online (Facebook, smaller email attachment, etc.).


We can use more donated items for our Silent Auction! 

In the past we have had gift certificates, products, services, autographed items, and tickets to fun events.

If you work at or have a connection with a restaurant, retail store, or for a company with products or services to offer, please help us by asking for a donation to our Silent Auction.

Click here for a donation letter to give to a manager, supervisor, or friend who may be able to donate a gift, product, or service

Click here for a donation form for the donor to complete

Click here for tips on how to best approach a business or person to donate to our Silent Auction

Who's Attending?
(as of 10/2/12)  

• Jennifer Allen
• Heather Axe
• Jason Axe
• Caitriona Balfe +1
• Nicole Barcan
• Elizabeth Bluestein
• Dalet Brady +1
• Natalie Bubalo
• Robyn Chew
• Brenda Chow +1
• Clark Construction Group +9
• Kathy Cramlet +1
• Sarah Garbers
• Jill Gravender +1
• Shannon Gregory
• Courtney Guy
• Elizabeth Hall
• Kirstin Harper-Smith +1
• Sally Hayes
• Keri Hird
• Ali Husain +1
• Matthew Jones
• Waleed Kamel
• Christopher King
• Sarah Kolterman
• Skylar Lenox
• Kathleen Lungren Jobe
• Nancy Lyon
• Melissa Marghella +1
• Ousman Jobe
• Christopher Martin +1
• Mark May
• Candice McFadyen +1
• Alexandra McGoodwin
• Julie Moskovitz
• Minu Nazemi
• Ali Oktay
• Carrie Orchard
• Charlie Orchard
• Cathy Ostiller
• Andrea Parilo +1
• George Patterson
• David Rickard
• Mariel Rubio
• Michael Smith
• Tamara Sobel
• Lacey Strachan
• William Sutton
• Ashley Tabaddor
• Tami Tarnow
• Daniel Toso
• Jerry Tung
• Josephine Witte
• Nadine Youssef +1

If you have questions, please call the Reading to Kids office at (310) 479-7455 or email Charlie.Orchard@readingtokids.org
Reading to Kids Benefit
Comedy Night and
Silent Auction
at the Hollywood Improv
Hosted by Chris Millhouse with Erik Griffin (Montez from "Workaholics"), Ryan Stout, Jiffy Wild, Jackie Kashian, Andrew Donnelly, and Michael Gelbart!
 
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  
• 6:00 Silent Auction begins
  
• 6:30 Dinner service begins in showroom
   • 7:45 Stand-up Comedy Show
Place: Hollywood Improv  (View website)
8162 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 651-2583
Tickets:
 
$35 + $4 service charge (includes dinner in the showroom)
*** Guests must be 18 and over.
***Tickets are nonrefundable.
CLICK TO BUY TICKETS

Scheduled to perform:
 

Erik Griffin (Montez from "Workaholics" on Comedy Central)
(www.erikgriffin.com)

Ryan Stout ("Chelsea Lately" regular)
(www.ryanstout.com)

Jiffy Wild ("Chelsea Lately" writer and Round Table regular)
(twitter.com/jiffywild)

Jackie Kashian
(www.jackiekashian.com)

Andrew Donnelly
(www.effinfunny.com/andrew-donnelly)

Michael Gelbart
(www.michaelgelbart.com)

Host: Chris Millhouse (CBS, "Control TV" w/ Seth Green, & Improv Comedy Club Regular)
(www.chrismillhouse.com/)
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Dinner & Seating: Seating is first come, first serve.

Dinner will be served in the showroom between 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Choice of entree:
    ●
Improv Burger & Fries
    ● Grilled Chicken Sandwich & Fries
    ● Honey Chicken Pasta
    ● Mushroom Farfalle
Dinner includes Tossed Greens w/ Sweet & Sour Vinaigrette
 

Silent Auction Items  
(Last updated 10/1/12)

Feet 2
Lot # Item Description
(click the links for details)
Value Starting Bid
1 Break 'Em   Billiard's Party at Jake's Billiards: 2 pool tables for 2 hours and starter appetizer party platter $200 $70
2 Laser Tag - You're it!   Ultrazone Laser Tag Party in Sherman Oaks, Tue. Wed. or Thur. $270 $50
3 Hang Ten!   One-day surfing lesson gift pass $99 $40
4A & B CA Adventure #1 and #2 2 Tickets to Hollywood Wax Museum or Guinness World Records Museum, and 2 meal vouchers to In-n-Out $71 $25
5 I'm Ready for My Close-up   2 Passes to Universal Studios $154 $60
6 Feel the Need for Speed     SpeedZone $20 play card, & $20 meal vouchers to Baja Sonoro $40 $12
7 Seaside Rides    4 Unlimited ride wristbands for Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier $88 $35
8A & B Sea World & food #1 and #2   2 Single Day tickets to San Diego Sea World & 2 meal vouchers to In-n-Out $159 $60
9 Zoo & food     2 Passes to San Diego Zoo or Safari Park, & 2 meal vouchers to In-n-Out $93 $25
10 Night on the Town   Cerritos Performing Arts ticket voucher, & $30 to Cheesecake Factory $80 $30
11 World Famous Magic Castle Private Show for up to 9 guests $150 $60
12 Midweek Magic!   Admit 2 to The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, Tue, Wed. or Thur. night $30 $10
13 Dinner & a Movie #1    2 Passes to Krikorian Premiere Theatres, & $25 to Cheesecake Factory $48 $15
14 Dinner & a Movie #2   2 Passes to Krikorian Premiere Theatres, & $25 to Yard House $48 $15
15 Dinner & a Movie #3    2 VIP Passes to Landmark Theatres, & $25 to Yard House $48 $15
16 Dinner & a Movie #4     2 VIP Passes to Landmark Theatres, & $20 to Applebees $43 $12
17 Wine by the Sea    Complimentary Wine Tasting for 4 at Malibu Wines     $50 $15
18 Prime Eating    Dinner for Two at Lawry's The Prime Rib Restaurant $125 $50
19 Dine in style with friends   $100 gift certificate to any of the many fine, high-end restaurants operated by Specialty Restaurants (SRC) $100 $40
20 Bunch of Brunch    $25 to Goldstein's Bagel Bakery and $25 to Peet's Coffee and Tea $50 $25
21 Taste of LA     2 meal vouchers to In-n-Out, $10 to Pinks Hotdogs, 4 Tommy's vouchers good for 1 item each $60 $25
22 Pamper Yourself     One voucher for a one-hour, in-home professional massage. $100 $40
23A & B A New 'Do! #1 and #2    Haircut or conditioning treatment from Vaksberg Salon in Beverly Hills $75 $25
24 Golfer's Dream Pack    Fisher putter, golf glove, tee pack, Fox Sports MLB Golf Shirt, Line-M-Up ball alignment tool, 2 club covers, golf shoe bag, and golf sonnets book $150 $45
25 Weekday Golfing and Lunch    Twosome of weekday golf at the Lakes at El Segundo, & 2 Lunch Specials with soft drinks at Fritto Misto $46 $12
26 Ignite the Love of E-reading    Amazon Kindle 3G 2nd Generation eReader (White) $150 $40
27 The Droid You're Looking For    Velocity Micro Android-based Cruz Tablet T408 (black) $180 $70
28 Southern Comfort   Nascar book & DVD, Trace Adkins CD, Sugarland CD, "Diary of a Player" book by Brad Paisley and David Wild, "NFL Top 100" book $117 $30
29 Rock the Shakras     Brian Kest's Power Yoga (3 audio CDs with instructional booklets) $65 $15
30 Treat for Your Feet #1   Royal Elastic Shoes Majesty (turquoise/white Men's size 9.5) $78 $20
31 Treat for Your Feet #2    Royal Elastic Shoes Escura 2 (white Men's size 10). $78 $20
32 Tears for Fears signed & framed album cover art print     $20 $10
33 Fanboy/Fangirl Pack    2 Batman "Dark Knight Rises" shirts (1 mens t-shirt, 1 ladies tank), 1 Batman "Dark Knight Rises" hat, 2 "Expendables 2" t-shirts, Rob Zombie "Halloween" Collectors Edition DVD, "Green Lantern" Blu-ray 3D DVD, 2 Superman beanies, and 1 "Ghostbusters Academy" XLrg. t-shirt. $100 $30
34 TV Pack    2 Star Trek Dodgers t-shirts, Season 2 of "The Vampire Diaries" (DVD), and Season 6 of "Supernatural" (DVD) $90 $30
35 "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" pack     "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" Super-Sized Edition DVD, and "The Art and Making of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" book, and $25 certificate to Goldstein's Bagel Bakery $95 $38
36 Smurf's Pack   "The Smurfs" DVD, two 12" stuffed Smurfs dolls, and four Smurfs plastic toys $50 $15
37 Road Trip Entertainment    "Happy Feet 2" Blu-ray DVD, and three Brain Quest decks - "Grade 3", "Grade 4", and "Grade 5" $50 $20
38 "Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron" unframed, matted offset lithograph, numbered print from the animated film $50 $15
39 Smart Start    "Chuggington: It's Training Time" DVD, two Veggie Tales DVDs- "Robin Good", "'Twas the Night Before Easter", two Brain Quest decks- "Pre-School", "Kindergarten", and Veggie Tales Veggie Bands $70 $25
40 Watch Them Grow- Kid's Pack #3    "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"book, 3-D Deluxe Play Set, and Fun Pockets. Two Brain Quest decks- "Grade 1", and "Grade 2;" and $25 of bagels at Goldstein's Bagel Bakery. $75 $27
41 Spryro Wii Collection "Skylander's Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack" for Wii, and "Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Official Strategy Guide" $85 $28
42A & B Xbox Collection #1 and #2    "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" for Xbox360, and "Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" for Xbox360 $85 $22
43 PS3 Collection    "The Amazing Spider-Man" for PS3, and "Prototype2" for PS3 $80 $20
44A & B Outstanding DS Game #1 and #2 $20 $5
45 DS & PS3 Games    "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" for Nintendo DS and "The Amazing Spider-Man" for PS3 $70 $15
46 Xbox 360 Game    "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" for Xbox360 $40 $12
47 Sweet Smell of Sugar    Sugarfina 18 piece artisan candy gift box, and "Sugarlicious" baking book $98 $40