Join us for Comedy Night with Jay Leno!

Comedian Jay Leno will headline the 28th-annual Comedy Night hosted by metro Detroit’s only food-rescue organization, Forgotten Harvest. This night has become Detroit’s premier annual comedy event that brings in renowned celebrities like Jim Gaffigan, Tim Allen, David Coulier, Martin Short, Seth Meyers and Sinbad. The event offers a chance for Forgotten Harvest and its supporters to celebrate our achievements in the community. Proceeds from ticket and sponsorship sales will benefit Forgotten Harvest’s network of over 250 agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Our goal, with Jay’s help, is to provide over 2 million meals for those in need in metro Detroit.


Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 8 PM.
The show is recommended for ages 18 & up. The suggested dress for the evening is casual chic.
***Language and content of the show are intended for ​adult audiences and may be offensive to some audience members. Forgotten Harvest does not control and/or is not responsible for the content ***
Fox Theatre
2211 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Jay Leno is an acclaimed TV late-night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…​ ​and is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.” His late-night television ratings domination included two decades as the host of the #1-rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Leno currently produces and is the host of the CNBC Television series “JAY LENO’S GARAGE” now in its third season.
Sponsorship packages begin at $1,000 and include many excellent benefits. All packages are tax deductible. Click on the links to download the sponsorship form and sponsorship booklet. For additional questions or to become a sponsor please contact Rebecca Gade-Sawicki at 248-864-7527 or
We’re also looking for auction items. If you’d like to donate, please contact Laura Burton at or (248) 268-7521.
Ticket prices range from $35 – $175.



Comedy Night Sponsors


Benefactor Sponsor



Side-Splitting Sponsor


Hoot Sponsors


Henry & Emily Ford III

Cackle Sponsors

Advance Packaging Technologies Debra & Carl Hendrickson
Celebrity Cruises Rick & Carol Johnston
James & Connie Colman MGM Grand Detroit
Controller Technologies Corp Strategic Staffing Solutions
Gregory and Meyer PC  

Chuckle Sponsors

Bank of Ann Arbor Kroger Co of Michigan
Joanne and John Carter Joe Luther
Charters, Tyler, Zack & Shearer, P.C. Marcucci Construction, Inc
Detroit Auto Electric Papa’s Refrigeration Service
Sue & Rick DiBartolomeo Priority Health
Gallagher Bob & Linda Stulberg
Hunt Mortgage UBS
Huntington Bank Wolverine Packing Co
JP Morgan Private Bank Warner Norcoss + Judd
KPMG, LLP Neal F & Esther Zalenko

Giggle Sponsors

Allegra Marketing Barry & Francesca Levey
Asphalt Specialists Inc. Lumberg Freeman Gleeson Hicks & Khalil PLLC
Michael & Lisa Bahm Eric Lumberg
Associated Bank Northern Sign Co.
Barbara & Steven Bartley PB Impact Fund
Renea & Brian Butler Peggy & Michael Pitt
Carrier Transicold of Detroit Dr. Mark & Peggy Saffer
Shana Sine Cameron, Sine & Monaghan Realtors The Shiffman Family
Delta Dental Lisa Beth Speck MD
Domino’s Spectrum Financial Resources, LLC
DTE William & Mary Stacy
Edge Supply Star Trax Events
Nanci & Mike Freedman Beth & Stephen Swartz
HAP Paul & Emily Tobias
Carrie & Kevin Kernen Wilson Group Law PLC
Sherri & Jimmy Ketai Jason Yert
Nick & Katie Letarte Zoup!


28th Annual Comedy Night Committee

Committee Co-Chairs

Christine & David Colman
Morgan & Danny Kaufman

Host Committee

Deb Agolli
Betsy Appleton
Renea Butler
Allison Clark
Paige & Michael Colman
Amanda Fisher & Ben Hubert
Dr. Nancy Fishman & Ronnie Wilner
Kelle & Christopher Ilitch
Katie & Scott Kantor
Sue & Alan Kaufman
Lisa & Hannan Lis
Florine Mark
Rahul Shankar
Mallory & Matthew Shiffman
Janice & Jim Trouba
Josée-Anne L. & Mark Wakefield
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