Oct 19 2022
Comedy Night Gala

Comedy Night Gala

Presented by Extraordinary Lives Foundation at Festival of Arts

Over 200 guests are expected to attend a lively evening featuring silent auction, dinner, and comedy show on the scenic Festival of Arts grounds in Laguna Beach. This year’s featured comedians include headliner George Wang, Lowell Benjamin and comedian/host Frances Dilorinzo.

Headliner George Wang Jr is an actor, professional comedian and skate coach known for his Cruzzin with Laffter Comedy ShowInside the Laughter and What's Up Fool? podcast. Lowell Benjamin is a professional comedian and cohost of “You Don’t Know Schiff” podcast and the quick witted, creator of Dry Bar Comedy Special Frances Dilorinzo returns for the third year as fundraising host.

Extraordinary Lives Foundation founder and CEO Mara James says, “While this evening will bring a fun evening of light and laughter, it also sheds awareness and generates funding for our important children’s mental health and wellness programs.”

An estimated one in five children have a diagnosable mental health condition and funds from the Comedy Night will fund ELF’s Piggie Bear educational resources to increase children’s emotional development and their HUGS for Life Healing Center bridging the gap between mental health medical professionals and holistic healers.

The evening is cocktail attire and begins at 6:00 p.m. with social hour and silent auction followed by dinner, comedy show and live auction at 7:00 p.m. General admission tickets are $225 and a limited number of tables of 10 and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

About Extraordinary Lives Foundation (ELF)

Founded in 2015, ELF's mission is to improve children’s mental health and wellness and support families by providing awareness, educational tools, and resources. They encourage families to recognize symptoms, overcome the mental health stigma and reach out for help. Through prevention, early intervention and holistic treatment, they believe many of the major problems facing today’s youth can be transformed within a generation. The nonprofit organization extends healing tools to children in hospitals, foster care facilities, shelters, and military families and provide clinical resources and holistic healing to under-served children with mental health challenges.


Admission Info

Phone: 949-484-9366

Email: info@elfempowers.org

Dates & Times

2022/10/19 - 2022/10/19

Location Info

Festival of Arts

650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Accessibility Info

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