In the wake of October’s devastating North Bay fires, the community’s strength and resolve has manifested in several massive concert and benefit events that have supported displaced victims and bolstered fire relief efforts. Now, a committee of local hospitality professionals are adding comedy to the mix with the upcoming Stand Up Sonoma fundraiser featuring Joel McHale, Nick Kroll, Nikki Glaser, Kyle Kinane, Chris Porter, and more in January at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.
Fans of the recent TV comedy “Community” know McHale as the wisecracking Jeff Winger, and the actor has become a go-to TV host after several years of heading “The Soup.” Kroll is a comedian of many voices, and his two-man show with John Mulaney, “Oh, Hello,” recently ran on Broadway and is now a Netflix special. Glaser, Kinane and Porter are all some of the busiest working standup comedians working today, each with a distinct voice and wickedly funny worldview.
Proceeds from the show will go to the Sonoma Pride Fundraiser and King Ridge Foundation, which directly help those in Sonoma County affected by the October wildfires. Additionally, a portion of ticket proceeds will go to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Fire Recovery Fund.
Tickets for Stand Up Sonoma will be available for purchase on Thursday, Dec 7, at noon. The show takes place on Thursday, Jan 4, 2018, at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. $55-$125. 707.546.3600.