Jay Leno to headline 24th annual Comedy Night to benefit Forgotten Harvest at the Fox Theatre May 7

DETROIT – Forgotten Harvest, one of the nation’s largest food rescue organizations, announced today that legendary late night host Jay Leno will headline its 24th Annual Comedy Night at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m.

Tickets ($28.50, $52.50, $88.50 and $153.50) are on sale now and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre Box Office, Joe Louis Arena Box Office, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge), at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. Sponsorship packages are also available; please call 248-864-7527 for more information.

Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships will benefit Forgotten Harvest’s network of over 280 agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties that provide fresh food options to metro Detroiters in need, relieving hunger in metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste.


“Comedy Night continues to be our biggest fundraising events of the year,” said Forgotten Harvest CEO Kirk Mayes. “We’re sure it will be an evening filled with laughs while supporting thousands of families in need right here in metro Detroit.”

Leno is an acclaimed host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, which after more than two decades of consecutive quarterly wins in late night ratings, ended in 2014. He also adds to his resume the titles of best-selling children’s book author, pioneering car builder and mechanic, stand-up comedian, movie voice-over talent and philanthropist.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno took home an Emmy for “Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series,” a TV Guide award for “Favorite Late Night Show,” while Leno himself won other numerous honors throughout the years. He was inducted into the Television Academy’s Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2014.

The 24th Annual Comedy Night is led by co-chairs: Ashley and K.C. Crain, Gretchen and Ethan Davidson and Kelle and Christopher Ilitch. Special thank you to our Benefactor sponsor: Tom and Holly Gores; and additional sponsors: Alixpartners, Celebrity Cruises, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Ethan and Gretchen Davidson, Ilitch Holdings, Carrie and Kevin Kernen, Tamika and Kirk Mayes, Spectrum Financial Resources, Toyota and U-Haul Company of Detroit.

Click here to order your tickets online.


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