Comedy for Cancer 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

presented by The H Foundation

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove 
Doors Open: 7:00pm | Show Starts: 8:00pm

Come one, come all for an evening of laughter at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove! Enjoy a night filled with hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants, Chicago stand-up comedians, and best of all – supporting basic science cancer research! 

General admission and VIP tickets available for purchase.  VIP ticket holders are invited to a meet & greet with comedians and other celebrities before the show, food, and priority show seating.

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Patti Vasquez

Patti Vasquez is the host of The Patti Vasquez Show on Chicago's WGN Radio, a stand up comedian and co-creator of the upcoming series "Patti Happens". Patti was born and raised in Chicago and is an internationally performing comedian. As a host, Patti quickly claimed the number one spot for late night radio. She has appeared as a commentator on WGN TV Morning News and Fox Good Day Chicago.

Tim Cavanagh

Since leaving the classroom as a high school teacher, Tim Cavanagh has brought his comedic songs and inventive stand-up to concert halls, corporations, college campuses and nightclubs across America. And cruise ships around America. Over the years, he has also made several trips to Canada, where he has to convert all his jokes to Celsius and his one degree in philosophy becomes a bone-chilling minus 31.

Paul Farahvar 

Farahvar has been delighting audiences with his self-depricating dry humor, centered on being an aging single. After training at The Second City and iO in Chicago, Farahvar quickly became a regular at Chicago's Zanies, The Comedy Bar and The Laugh Factory. Farahvar's hard work, prior state life (he was/is also a musician) and ease at connecting with audiences have allowed him to achieve remarkably rapid success by industry standards.


Pete McMurray

Pete has been a Chicago radio personality for almost 20 years.

Born in Peoria, IL, number 6 out of 12 children (1 shower). While in college at Bradley University in Peoria, he started working as a morning show producer. He then went on to host mornings in Rockford, Il, then eventually moved to Chicago. Pete made his mark working at WCKG, the Loop and now the legendary 720AM WGN Radio.

You can see Pete on television weekly alongside Lou Canellis during football season for Bears pregame “Fox Kickoff Sunday.” He is an Emmy Award winning television host for “24/7” which aired on NBC Chicago.

Pete is very active in charity work, for Susan G. Komen Chicago, Easter Seals Peoria and One for the Kids Chicago. Pete is married with a family and lives in the city.

Live Pete Show 

A recent winner of the Show Business award is the best live lounge/bar/stage show in the Chicagoland area! 'The King of the Nightclubs', 'Mr. Entertainment' and "A chubby Bobby Darin" are a few titles bestowed on this Entertainment Superhero. Live Pete Show performs a track show, sings and plays guitar, with plenty of jokes and 'smart cracks', that really gives his show an 'Old Time' feel.

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