Comedian Kevin Nealon of SNL Headlined at Show to Benefit Foster Care Children

. November 2, 2009

The Ice House Comedy Club celebrated its 49th anniversary with a spectacular All-Star comedy show on Sunday, October 18 at 7 p.m. Featuring Weeds and SNL star KEVIN NEALON, along with some of the best and brightest acts who have performed at the club over the years, the event raised over $17,000 to benefit Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity in Pasadena.

A pre-show silent auction was held on the patio at 5 p.m. and a live auction was held during the show, both benefiting the children’s charity to meet its needs for foster care children and youth who are severely emotionally disturbed.

With his unique sense of humor, profound dry wit and likable demeanor, KEVIN NEALON has established himself as one of the premiere television, theatrical and stand-up comedians of his generation. As a cast member of Saturday Night Live (1986-1995), Kevin is most recognized for the characters he created, including “The Subliminal Man” and “Hans and Franz” and for anchoring ‘Weekend Update.” His work on the show garnered him an Emmy nomination. Kevin’s other extensive television credits include guest appearances on such award winning shows as The Larry Sanders Show, Fat Actress, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers.

Nealon made his film debut in the 1987 romantic comedy, Roxanne, with Steve Martin. Since then, he has gone on to star in over two dozen comedies, including Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer both with Adam Sandler, Anger Management with Jack Nicholson and Daddy Day Care with Eddie Murphy. Recently, he appeared in the hit comedies Get Smart with Steve Carell and reunited with Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. He is currently starring as Doug Wilson in the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe nominated Showtime series, WEEDS.

In addition to Kevin Nealon, comics scheduled to perform include MRS. HUGHES (The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson), Grammy Award winning musician IAN WHITCOMB (The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Late, Late Show) and wildly funny up-and-comer QUINN DAHL, ANGELAH JOHNSON, FRAZER SMITH, and JIMMY BURNS.

The Ice House Comedy Club is the oldest operating comedy club in America. During its 49 years, The Ice House has featured stand-up comedy with such acts as Craig Ferguson, Carlos Mencia, Sherri Shepherd, Lily Tomlin, Bob Newhart, George Lopez, Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres and many, many more.

A long-time community supporter, Ice House owner Bob Fisher has chosen Hillsides as the designated charity of The Ice House. For the past ten years, Fisher has donated all of the profits of the Anniversary Show to Hillsides Volunteer Network, a Hillsides volunteer support group that makes a positive difference in the lives of foster care children. To learn more about the foster care children’s charity, visit http://www.Hillsides.org. Visit http://www.icehousecomedy.com/ to learn about other upcoming comedy shows.

About Hillsides

As a Pasadena charity founded in 1913, Hillsides creates safe places for children in foster care living in its residential treatment center and is a community treatment center preventing the cycle of abuse for children at risk and their families. To learn more about Hillsides, visit http://www.Hillsides.org

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