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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 poster in .pdf format, and forward it to anyone you know who may be interested in going.

Please also print out the poster 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 poster in image format, for sharing online (Facebook, smaller email attachment, etc.).

Who's Attending?
(as of 6/18/13)  

• Michelle Ahnn
• Laith Bakluk +1
• Michelle Bernarding
• Dalet Brady +1
• Nancy Camacho +1
• Gabrielle Cervenka
• Robyn Chew
• Josi Chow
• Nikki Duplessis
• Sarah Garbers +1
• Rachel Harter +1
• Stefanie Hoppins +1
• Matthew Jones
• Rebecca Kalauskas +1
• Todd Koerner
• Nicole Kong
• Francesca Lafayette +1
• Skylar Lenox
• Scott Line
• Nancy Lyon
• Candice McFadyen Line
• Chris Martin +2
• Mark May
• Sean Morris
• Minu Nazemi
• Ali Oktay
• Carrie Orchard
• Charlie Orchard
• Cathy Ostiller
• Jannet Perez Navarro
• Andrea Parilo +1
• Persian Petrov +1
• Chelsea Richer +1
• David Rickard
• Elvis Romero +1
• Ann Schwab +1
• Ian Slaymaker +1
• Ashley Tabaddor +1
• Tami Tarnow
• Daniel Toso
• Julia Valino

• Check out the Silent Auction List below!

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
Featuring Doug Benson!
Doug Benson

Also featuring Iliza Shlesinger, Baron Vaughn, Bil Dwyer, Flip Schultz, and Dave Anthony!
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
• 6:00 Silent Auction begins
• 6:30 Dinner service begins in showroom
   • 8:00 Stand-up Comedy Show
Place: Hollywood Improv  (View website)
8162 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 651-2583
Dinner package: $35 + $4 service charge (includes dinner in the showroom, see menu below)

General admission: $20 + $4 service charge (requires additional purchase of 2 food or drink items during the evening)
*** Guests must be 18 and over.
***Tickets are nonrefundable.

Scheduled to perform:

Doug Benson (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central Presents, Last Comic Standing, KROQ's April Foolishness, Doug Loves Movies, The Benson Interruption, & much more!)

Iliza Shlesinger ("Last Comic Standing" Season 6 winner, "Comedy Central Presents")

Baron Vaughn

Bil Dwyer ("The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Comedy Central Presents: Bil Dwyer", "Hot in Cleveland")

Flip Schultz

Dave Anthony ("Jimmy Kimmel Live!", "The Naughty Show", "Talking Dead" writer)

Host: Chris Millhouse (CBS, "Control TV" w/ Seth Green, & Improv Comedy Club Regular)
Chris Millhouse
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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. 

Served by V Café:
Roasted Turkey Sandwich: All Natural Roasted Turkey, manchego cheese, basil aioli, pickled onion, mixed Greens
    ● V Sandwich: Fresh sliced Turkey or Roast Beef, swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, balsamic vinegar & Olive Oil
    ● Tuna Salad Sandwich: tomato, onion, lettuce, served on a whole wheat bun
    ● Power Salad: Raw kale, edamame, garbanzo beans, almonds, onions and tahini dressing. Add chicken option.
Sandwiches served with V Café house chips

Silent Auction Items  
(Last updated 6/11/13)

Lot # Item Description
(click the links for details)
Value Starting Bid
1 2 VIP tickets to a taping of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson"   Priceless $40
2 Certificate for a two night stay at Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa in Reno, Nevada   $200 $60
3 Two Disneyland/California Adventure One Day Park Hopper Tickets    $250 $75
4 2 One-Day admission tickets to Six Flags Magic Mountain $130 $40
5 World Famous Magic Castle Private Show for up to 10 guests    $150 $45
6 One voucher for a one-hour, in-home professional massage     $100 $40
7 2 Passes to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach    $52 $15
8 2 VIP tickets to NINE the Musical, opening July 12    $85 $25
9 10 Free Public Session Ice Skating Passes (including skate rental) at the LA Kings Valley Ice Center     $110 $30
10 Two adult passes good for either the San Diego Zoo OR the San Diego Safari Park     $88 $25
11A & B $100 Gift Card to The Edison cocktail lounge and restaurant    $150 $30
12 Buff, beautiful body   One Private Pilates Apparatus Session at The Pilates Body, and 5 Session Yoga Pass to Santa Monica Yoga $130 $35
13 Indie Entertainment   2 VIP guest passes to any Landmark Theaters and $20 Skylight Books Gift Certificate $46 $15
14 A tour and tasting certificate for 6 at B.R. Cohn Winery    $90 $25
15 Certificate good for 2 tickets to the LA Galaxy vs. Montreal Impact    $80 $20
16 Cabot Creamery Cheese Gift Bag     $75 $25
17 2 Tickets to your show of choice for the Greek Theatre         $150 $45
18 Free roller skating for group of 8 at Skateland in Northridge AND free miniature golf for group of 8 at Mountasia in Santa Clarita    $120 $30
19 Voucher for 4 Tickets to a Los Angeles Sparks Regular Season Home Game    $260 $50
20 Live Summer Music in Hollywood - Twice!   Sunday Gospel Brunch for 2 at the House of Blues Sunset Strip AND a Voucher for 2 tickets to a 2013 Summer Season concert at the Hollywood Bowl $100 $35
21 Gift certificate for meal for 4 at La Cabana     $75 $20
22 Pamper Pals   2 $50 gift cards towards Touch Institute LA Spa and 2 passes for one complimentary month of unlimited yoga $475 $50
23 Calling Team Coco!   Certificate for 4 VIP tickets to a live taping of "Conan" on TBS, starring Conan O'Brien    Priceless $80
24 Fuel TV/UFC Swag Pack    UFC official fight gloves, Fuel TV hats, shirts, coffee mugs, seat cushions, beach towel, and skateboard deck $150 $40
25 4 unlimited ride wristbands for Pacific Park     $92 $35
26 Power Punch    One Pilates Private Session and One Group Class, Gift certificate good for a 1/2 hr private session of Kung Fu, and One YogaWorks pass good for 1 month at any of their studios $317 $30
27 Certificate for 2 Tickets to Any Performance in the 2013 Ford Amphitheatre Summer Season    $75 $20
28 Labrot & Graham Woodford Reserve - Distiller's Select Whiskey    $350 $100
29 2 free child tickets with purchase of Adult tickets at Legoland     $136 $30
30 A New 'Do!   Haircut or conditioning treatment from Vaksberg Salon in Beverly Hills $75 $25
31 Dinner and a Show   2 tickets for any show at Little Fish Theatre, and a $75 Gift card to Turquoise Restaurant in Redondo Beach $129 $40
32 $50 Ticket Voucher to a Performance at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA)     $50 $15
33 Laser Tag - You're it!   UltraZone Laser Tag Party in Sherman Oaks, Tue. Wed. or Thur. $270 $40
34 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque champagne gift set    $350 $100
35 Upscale Pasadena Movies and Bagel Bounty    4 tickets to a movie at iPic Theaters in Pasadena, and 2 $25 gift certificates to Goldstein's Bagel Bakery $166 $50
36 YogaWorks pass good for 1 month at any of their studios    $175 $40
37 Food and Film    2 lunch specials at Fritto Misto and 2 VIP guest passes to any Landmark Theatres $46 $12
38 Lakers Autographed Pack    Pau Gasol autographed Lakers hat and Metta World Peace autographed photo, 8"x10" Priceless $50
39 Botanicals and Books     2 guest admission passes to The Huntington's gardens, library and museum galleries and 2 $25 Barnes and Noble gift cards $96 $30
40 "Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season" DVD Box set $29 $10
41 Spectrum of Girls     "Girls: The Complete First Season" on DVD, "For Colored Girls" DVD, and "Sugarland: Gold and Green", "Mercy Me", and "Britney Spears: Femme Fatale" CDs. $89 $25
42 HBO Comedy Collection:    "Enlightened" & "Veep", The Complete First Season DVD Box Sets    $90 $30
43 HBO's "Treme: Season Two" Backpack, t-shirt and water bottle    $85 $25
44 HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" leather and canvas bag and crew member jacket Priceless $40
45 HBO's "The Newsroom" Large Men's Gray Hoodie and "Too Big to Fail" Blu-Ray/ DVD + Digital Copy    $64 $20
46 HBO's "Eastbound and Down: Season 3" Men's Windbreaker    Priceless $20
47 Take Me Out to the Ballgame    Certificate for 2 tickets to The Angels vs. Toronto Blue Jays baseball game on 8/1/13 at Angels's Stadium in Anaheim $55 $20
48A & B Surf and Turf    2 Single Day tickets to San Diego Sea World & 2 meal vouchers to In-n-Out $170 $50
49A & B Hot Rods and Dogs    2 passes to Petersen Automotive Museum and 2 $10 Gift Certificates redeemable at Pink's Famous Hot Dogs Original Stand $42 $15
50 Pamper Yourself    Pomegranate bath & body collection from Archipelago Botanicals and a YogaWorks pass good for 1 month of Yoga at any of their studios $675 $75
51 Acupuncture and Yoga    Free Acupuncture Session and Dietary Counseling and 1 YogaWorks pass good for 1 month of Yoga at any of their studio $305 $40