With ongoing concerns about COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone our 28th-Annual Comedy Night with Jay Leno, previously scheduled for April 23 will also be postponed, and we will be rescheduled for a later date.


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 rgade-sawicki@forgottenharvest.org.
We’re also looking for auction items. If you’d like to donate, please contact Laura Burton at lburton@forgottenharvest.org or (248) 268-7521.
Ticket prices range from $35 – $175.



Comedy Night Sponsors


Benefactor Sponsor



Side-Splitting Sponsor



Hoot Sponsors


Henry & Emily Ford III

Chortle Sponsors



Cackle Sponsors

Advance Packaging Technologies Isquarede
Celebrity Cruises Rick & Carol Johnston
James & Connie Colman Lear 
Controller Technologies Corp MGM Grand Detroit
Stan & Shari Finsilver Jeffrey Shoenfeld
Gregory and Meyer PC Strategic Staffing Solutions
Debra & Carl Hendrickson  


Chuckle Sponsors

Bank of Ann Arbor Lineage Logistics, LLC
Brent Barnhart/UBS Private Wealth Management Joe Luther
Joanne and John Carter Marcucci Construction, Inc
Charters, Tyler, Zack & Shearer, P.C. Papa’s Refrigeration Service
Detroit Auto Electric Priority Health
Sue & Rick DiBartolomeo Reinert & Company, P.C.
Gallagher RKD Alpha Dog
Hunt Real Estate Capital Bob & Linda Stulberg
Huntington Bank Wolverine Packing Co
JP Morgan Private Bank Warner Norcoss + Judd
KPMG, LLP Neal F & Esther Zalenko
Kroger Co of Michigan  


Giggle Sponsors

Allegra Marketing Barry & Francesca Levey
Ambassador Duty Free Lumberg Freeman Gleeson Hicks & Khalil PLLC
Aon Eric Lumberg
Asphalt Specialists Inc. Northern Sign Co.
Michael & Lisa Bahm Bruce & Katherine Nyberg
Associated Bank PB Impact Fund
John Barker Peggy & Michael Pitt
Barbara & Steven Bartley Richard & Bonnie Rinvet
Beaumont Health Dr. Mark & Peggy Saffer
Renea & Brian Butler Shana Sine Cameron, Sine & Monaghan Realtors
Bridgestone Americas The Shiffman Family
Carrier Transicold of Detroit Lisa Beth Speck MD
Shana Sine Cameron, Sine & Monaghan Realtors Spectrum Financial Resources, LLC
Tony & Jennie D’Agostini William & Mary Stacy
Delta Dental Star Trax Events
Domino’s Sterling Attorneys at Law, PC
DTE Beth & Stephen Swartz
Edge Supply Paul & Emily Tobias
Nanci & Mike Freedman Deborah Tyner, Richard Herman & Suzanne Tyner
Dave & Sheri Jaffa Wilson Group Law PLC
Carrie & Kevin Kernen Jason Yert
Sherri & Jimmy Ketai Zoup!
Nick & Katie Letarte Besy Appleton & Eric Zuckerman


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