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



Hoot Sponsors




Cackle Sponsors

Celebrity Cruises James & Connie Colman
Controller Technologies Corp MGM Grand Detroit
Gregory and Meyer PC Strategic Staffing Solutions

Chuckle Sponsors

Bank of Ann Arbor JP Morgan Private Bank
Bob & Linda Stulberg KMPG, LLP
Charters, Tyler, Zack & Shearer, P.C. Kroger
Detroit Auto Electric Marcucci Construction, Inc
Gallagher Warner Norcoss + Judd
Joanne and John Carter Wolverine Packing Co


Giggle Sponsors

Associated Bank Lumberg Freeman Gleeson Hicks & Khalil PLLC
Barbara & Steven Bartley Nanci & Mike Freedman
Carrier Peggy & Michael Pitt
Delta Dental Renea & Brian Butler
Dr. Mark & Peggy Saffer Spectrum Financial Resources, LLC
DTE William & Mary Stacy
Edge Supply Wilson Group Law PLC
Eric Lumberg Zoup!
Jason Yert  


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
By |2020-01-17T11:16:00-05:00January 8th, 2020|Events, News|