As they say, hunger is no laughing matter, but Forgotten Harvest, America’s largest food rescue organization, has figured out how use laughter to feed the hungry.
Each year it hosts Comedy Night, which features well-known comedians. This year it’s Joel McHale, star of the hit comedy series “Community” and host of E!’s “The Soup.” He’ll headline the show on May 1 at the Detroit Opera House.
You will also recognize him from such notable films as Warner Bros’ romantic comedy “Blended” with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, Seth MacFarlane’s comedy smash “TED,” as well as “What’s Your Number?,” “The Big Year,” “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World” and “The Informant.”
Right now you can get a $20 discount off main floor and box seats by using the code: Harvest. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the Detroit Opera House box office and all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets range from $25 – $175 without the discount. Each dollar you spend provides five meals for the hungry in metro Detroit. Valet parking is also available for $20.
Proceeds from ticket and sponsorship sales benefit Forgotten Harvest’s network of more than 280 agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
You can check out his shtick on this video. It is long.
Here’s a little background on the vital service Forgotten Harvest provides that helps our Metro Detroit neighbors in need … some of whom may live in your neighborhood. Hunger has no address.
Forgotten Harvest rescues food by collecting surplus, prepared and perishable food from grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors, and other health department-approved sources. Last year it “rescued” 48.8 million pounds. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free of charge to emergency food providers throughout metro Detroit. The 48.8 million pounds works out to about 49 million meals.
Don’t miss out on this night of laughs for a great cause.
Friday, May 1, 2015 Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The show will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m.
The show is recommended for ages 18 & up.
Suggested dress for the evening is casual chic.
Detroit Opera House 1526 Broadway Street Detroit, MI 48226
Parking is available in the Opera House Garage on Broadway for $10