Comedy for Cancer

A hilarious good time!


Thank you for joining us for a night of laughs! We raised over $73,000!

Thursday, February 29th The H Foundation welcomed a great crowd to Classic Cinemas Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove for a night filled with great food from local restaurants, hilarious comedians, and best of all – raising money for basic science cancer research!

Thank you to our 2024 Lineup!

Andy Richter

Actor and writer Andy Richter is best known for his long-running role as Conan O'Brien's announcer and sidekick throughout multiple late-night shows. Richter rose to fame alongside Conan in 1993 on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and reprised this role on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, which premiered in 2009. In 2010, the duo moved to TBS, where Conan ran for 11 years with Richter once again acting as announcer, writer, general sidekick and participant in comedy sketches. Richter has guest-starred in popular shows such as Arrested Development and Hulu’s Love, Victor. His feature film work includes Scary Movie 2, Elf, Talladega Nights, Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, and Marcel the Shell With Shoes On for A24.

Richter has also had a prolific voiceover career across numerous projects. He can be heard as the voice of Mort in DreamWorks Studios’ Madagascar films, as well as in the Nickelodeon series Penguins of Madagascar.

Since 2019, Richter has hosted the popular podcast The Three Questions with Andy Richter on the Team Coco network. He appeared in the film 80 for Brady and recently finished production on the upcoming film First Time Female Director. Richter is a graduate of Chicago’s Improv Olympic and Annoyance Theater, and a frequent performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in Los Angeles.

Mike Toomey

Famous for his sharp delivery, quick wit, and unique style, Mike Toomey has been a favorite at comedy clubs and special events since 1982. Mike serves as a regular contributor on WGN Morning News, and has also shared the stage with legendary names such as George Carlin, Wayne Newton, Crosby, Still & Nash, and Reba McEntire.

Born and raised in Carol Stream, Mike finds his greatest joys in the company of his wife and four children.

Ana Belaval

As the "Around Town" reporter for WGN Morning News, Ana Belaval will try anything once! Her segment focuses on people, places, and items of interest around the Chicago area. Ana loves nothing more than to make people laugh.

Off camera and off-stage, Ana enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as taking time for frequent Skype sessions with her parents in Puerto Rico.

Jim Flannigan

Known for his fast-paced, clever punchlines, Jim Flannigan regularly headlines at top comedy clubs, including Zanies and The Improv, and serves as a regular performer at Chicago's Laugh Factory and Brad Garrett's Comedy Club in Las Vegas.

Jim co-hosts the podcasts All Over the Place with Pat McGann, and What Do We Know? w/Hari and Jim, both available from various podcast sources.

Andrea Darlas

Andrea Darlas is an Emmy-nominated, award-winning radio and television news anchor/reporter and talk show host based in Chicago. Having worked in the Chicago media for nearly three decades, Darlas was a news anchor and reporter at WGN Radio for more than 22 years and a news reporter and weekend break/features reporter for WGN-TV for 10 years.

Steve Cochran

Beloved Chicagoland radio broadcaster Steve Cochran hosted the morning show at WGN from 2013 to December 2019, covering the day's news with an analytical eye and his characteristic comedic slant. Since June 2022, he has served as the morning host of The Steve Cochran Show on WLS in Chicago.

See the Full Bios of Our 2024 Lineup Here!

Restaurant Partners

Gatto's GP Italiano QBBQ Steak & Vine Krema Coffee Fourteensixteen Aurelio's Pizza Wooden Paddle Pizza Andy's Frozen Custard

Our Sponsors


Lighting One Dimelo Media Hortons Home Lighting Becknell Industries Chopp Commercial PropertiesRipson Group George Bagley & Co Battistoni Beam Polivka Orthodontics Heartland Bank and Trust Company Baird & Warner

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