ST. CHARLES – The DuKane Chapter of ABATE of Illinois will present its fifth annual Laugh into Spring Comedy Show Fundraiser at 7 p.m. Friday at the Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles.
The event will benefit the DuKane ABATE 28th annual Toy and Food Run, Mutual Ground Inc., and St. Vincent’s Food Pantry. ABATE stands for A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education, a motorcyclists rights and safety organization.
The event features six comics with CRS Band opening the show. The comic line-up is Paul Nasby – who is acting as the host – Eric Hedman, Dale Irvin, Seth Davis, Jim Flannigan and headliner Bob Jay, the “Man of 999 Voices.”
Tickets are $12 in advance for general seating, $18 for reserved and $15 general seating the night of the show.
All reserved and general seating can be bought at www.oshows.com.
For tickets or information, call 630-669-2588 or 630-962-7000.
Everyone who attends is asked to bring nonperishable food items to the show.
Judy Kaenel, president of the DuKane Chapter, said the event’s focus is to support local charities, as well as cover the expenses for their own group’s food run.
“Everyone donates during Christmas and Thanksgiving,” Kaenel said. “What we want to focus on with them is restocking their shelves and keeping them going for the neediest families in our area. That is what is really cool about our little event.”
Although the event is open to all, Kaenel said attendees should be adults as sometimes comics “can get a little blue.” Kaenel said organizers are expecting about 450 people from the motorcycle club alone, but there are 900 seats in the theater.
“I’d love to see that theater crowded,” Kaenel said. “It is an inexpensive night out to see six comics on stage.”