Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Honorary Event Chair: Heather Fitzenhagen

Our Celebrity Comics

  • Lydia Black

    Executive Director, Alliance for the Arts

  • Scott Kashman

    Chief Officer, Hospital Ops. Lee Health

  • Liz Abbott

    Advisory Bd. Member/Volunteer, Florida Repertory Theatre

  • Dr. John Meyer

    President, Hodges University

Back By Popular Demand

Special encore presentation by our 2018 winner FGCU’s Dr. Mike Martin!

Returning to Perform and Co-Emcee

Michael Palascak returns to the “Laughter is the Best Medicine” stage for the fifth year in a row! In 2015, he was one of five finalists on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. In the last four years, he has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He also has performed at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and was the winner of HBO’s Lucky 21 Stand-up Contest. He won the Chicago region of Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight and went on to make his Comedy Central debut on Live at Gotham Season 3. He was one of 12 comedians in America to debut his half-hour special on the inaugural season of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour.

AND…co-emceeing with Michael Palascak this year is ABC-7 anchor Krista Fogelsong!

Grand Finale Comic

Lisa Curry is an internationally touring comic and TV writer. She began her career as part of Second City Hollywood’s house improv ensemble where she performed with the most well-respected names in comedy. Lisa has worked as a creative on ad campaigns for both Amazon and Comedy Central and has written for MTV, Fuse, and TruTV. Her work is best described as smart, dark and deeply personal.

SalusCare Thanks Our 2019 Event Sponsors (as of August 16, 2019)


Showcase Sponsors

Headliner Sponsors

Grand Finale Comic Sponsors

  • Leading Edge Benefit Advisors

  • BKS Partners

Technology Sponsor

  • Marc & Lori Collins and Family

Monologue Sponsors

  • Community Resource Network of Florida, Inc.

  • Key HR

  • Wicked Dolphin

  • Altered Tattoo Co.

  • Genoa Healthcare

  • Lee County Sheriff's Office

Table Sponsors

  • And Literacy for All

  • Priority Marketing

  • GBSDC and Associates

  • Golden Rind Cheese & Wine

  • Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group

  • Lee Health

  • Park Royal Hospital

  • Accent Business Products

  • Clive Daniel Home

  • Pam Cronin

  • B & I Contractors, Inc.

Event Video Sponsors

  • Lee County Sheriff's Office

  • Molloy Financial Group

  • Florida Academy

Open Mic Sponsors

  • Ryan Kowadla Family

  • McGriff Insurance Services

  • Susan Bennett Marketing & Media

  • Bank of America

  • Stacey Cook

  • Amy Dimon

  • VIP Realty/Mortgage Group Services

  • CFS Roofing Services, LLC

  • The Beck Family Foundation

  • Valerie's House

  • Strayhorn & Persons

  • Bill and Tracey Weaver

Improv Sponsors

  • Marshall T. Bower, Esq.

  • Larry Hart

  • Goldberg Noone Trial Attorneys

  • Mary Corrigan & Ed Kleinow

  • Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

  • Karen Feldman and Jim McCracken

  • Lee County Homeless Coalition

  • Marieb College of Health and Human Services @ FGCU

  • Sanibel Moorings Resort

  • Boost Creative

  • Pulse Business Solutions

  • The Norton Miller Group at Morgan Stanley

  • Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida

  • Palm Printing

Memorial Sponsors

  • Anne Dalton, Esq.

Exclusive Print Media Sponsor

  • Florida Weekly

Purchase Tickets Online

Tickets are SOLD OUT for the 2019 event.
Thank you for your interest — check back here soon for the 2020 event date!

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