The second Kenmore Comedy Night was a huge success as Kenmore friends and family gathered to enjoy an evening of fun, food and comedy.
The event brought together nearly 100 community members for a super evening of community building and fund raising for the Kenmore Heritage Society, The Arts of Kenmore, Northshore Schools Foundation and Kenmore Waterfront Activity Center.
The event was hosted by the Kenmore Community Club with participation of the three non-profits and the amateur improvisational comedy groups, Inglemoor High School Improv, and professional groups Crackpot Comedy and Jet City Improv.
Emcee Jesse Stoddard kicked off the evening with introductions of the non-profits, and then introduced each of the improv groups, which each performed comic scenes based on audience suggestions. Following each act the audience was urged to "vote" for the act with fund-raising raffle tickets purchased for a dollar.
Tickets were counted and drawn for raffle prizes that included growlers from 192 brewing, cameras from Kenmore Camera, free hall rental from Kenmore Community Club, and tickets to As If Theater Group. Other donations for the raffle were generously made by:
Jet City Improv,
Ostroms Drug and Gift,
Snapdoodle Toys, and
At the end of the night the Jet City Improv group edged last year’s winner the Inglemoor Improv Group in the voting.
Thanks to all who came as well as those who donated including board member Ron Lackey who provided the hot dogs, and Northshore Schools Foundation, and KCC board members whose donation of hours made the event possible, as well as all of the audience members who donated nearly $800 for food and voting tickets.