With new headliner ANDY DICK, the Fullerton Cares ‘Comedy Show for Autism’ in support of Fullerton autism charities and special education programs will be at the:

Fullerton Ballroom
114 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016,
with pre-show reception at 5:30 p.m. and show from 7-10 p.m.
Show is 21+ only. Tickets are available from $27-$350.


For its sixth consecutive year, ‘Comedy Show for Autism’ is back  in support of Fullerton autism charities and special education programs.

The 21+ benefit comedy show being held in the historic Fullerton Ballroom for the first time features ANDY DICK, a comedian, actor, musician, television and film producer known for his eccentric outlandish comedic behavior from a number of Comedy Central Roasts, the Ben Stiller Show, NBC’s NewsRadio, Less than Perfect and The Andy Dick Show.

Joining Dick is national headlining comic SAM TRIPOLI who brings elements of his Naughty Show to the Comedy Show for Autism. Along with the #1 burlesque group in Los Angeles, LES DOLLS they’ll be performing a hybrid comedy and burlesque show which has been featured by The Comedy Store, on TMZ, and chosen as the LA Weekly Comedy Pick of the Week.

Additional comics for the evening include GREG SANTOS, JESSICA MICHELLE SINGLETON, GARETH REYNOLDS, and musical guest DJ CRASH.

Says comic Sam Tripoli, “I have cousins who have autism and I think it is something that affects all of us. I think we should all work together and unlock this mystery that affects all of us.”

The 2015 Comedy Show for Autism raised $25,000 and hosted 500 attendees. Past shows have featured nationally headlining comics TOM GREEN, JIM JEFFRIES, CARLOS MENCIA, GEORGE PEREZ, and BRAD WILLIAMS.

Says Summer Dabbs, Director at Fullerton Cares and involved in special education for over 20 years, “I am proud that we have the ability to make a difference and spread autism awareness in our community.”

ABOUT FULLERTON CARES: Awareness, acceptance and action are the pillars of Fullerton Cares, which spreads autism awareness throughout North Orange County and was founded by Lawrence Houser, after being inspired by his son, Boyd, 7, with autism. Raising funds for autism charities and programs in Fullerton schools through organized events, Fullerton Cares was founded in 2010 and has raised over $95,000 for autism initiatives.

ABOUT AUTISM: According to the CDC, autism now affects about 1 in every 68 American children. Autism is a complex condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate, develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges.



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