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Kathleen to headline Child Saving Institute Cabaret fundriaser

Kathleen will be headlining the Child Saving Institute’s 2015 Cabaret fundraising event on May 9th at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Omaha, NE. All proceeds from the event will go to fund CSI’s life saving programming. Individual tickets, preferred seating and tables for up to 10 range in price from $175 – $3000. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.

Click here to reserve your ticket or table

About Child Saving Institute…CSI provides vital services to children and families. We serve pregnant women and young parents. We help young adults acquire the skills they need to transition to independence. We serve foster parents and biological parents to help them learn the skills they need for family well-being. And we work with kids, all kinds of kids–babies, toddlers, elementary-aged, junior high and high school–to ensure all children in our community are safe, well-cared-for and loved.

Sometimes, in the face of abuse and neglect, it can be a daunting task, but the rewards of success–a child’s smile, a baby’s chuckle, a teen’s nod of accomplishment–make the journey well worth it.

For more info, please see CSI’s website

 

 

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Kathleen on The Nightly Show

Kathleen made her second appearance last night on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore as part of the panel discussing Gay groups marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Check it out!

You can watch the full episode on The Nightly Show website.

 

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Pats

 

 

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Kathleen to appear on The Nightly Show

Set your DVRs! Kathleen will be making her second appearance on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Tuesday March 17th, 11:30pm Comedy Central.

If you miss the show, you can always dial up the replay on the The Nightly Show website.

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Sinbad, Kathleen Madigan, Jim Breuer help LaughFest 2015 raise record proceeds

By: Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk
March 11, 2015
Michigan Live

Comedian Sinbad hardly recognizes the Grand Rapids he once knew.

While growing up in Benton Harbor, Sinbad regularly would come to Grand Rapids to play basketball.

Gilda’s LaughFest brought Sinbad back to town on Tuesday for its fifth annual benefit gala to raise money for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

The fifth and final entertainer of the night, Sinbad, after a long routine about relations between husbands and wives and parents and kids, was generous with admiration for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

The organization, which provides assistance to individuals and families coping with cancer, is the nation’s largest in its network.

“Who’d have thought that? Of all the places in the world,” Sinbad said. “Twenty years ago you could buy a house here for $3,000.”

If that were true, money raised Tuesday could buy more than 40 of those houses.

Comedians Kathleen Madigan, Jim Breuer and Justin Willman, with host Michael Kosta, supplied the laughs while LaughFest’s High Five campaign collected $61,528 at the gala dinner and show in DeVos Place convention center.

The High Five tally was matched by a $35,000 contribution from the Cook Foundation and another $35,000 match from Meijer Inc., for a total of $131,528.

All five of the entertainers have appeared previously since the debut of the community-based festival of laughter in 2011.

Growing old was a common theme for Madigan, Breuer and Sinbad who together entertained for nearly two hours, hosted by Kosta, who was the inaugural winner of LaughFest’s National Stand-Up Comedy Competition in 2011.

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