February 25, 2014 at 2:00 AM
MORRISTOWN, NJ – A few laughs for a few great causes…Stand Up for Paws: A Night of Comedy For Rescue, which also features a premium tricky tray, will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at The Bickford Theater at The Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ, to benefit three amazing, non-profit, animal welfare groups: 911 Dog & Cat Rescue, Morristown; PAWS, Montclair and The FernDog Rescue Foundation, Caldwell, NJ.
The event, which is being hosted by Pittie Full Events Plus: A Pit Bull Rescue, Advocacy and Awareness Organization, who also donates their time to doing no cost fundraising events for rescue groups and shelters, will surely be an evening to remember.
Doors will open at 6 pm for general admission seating, at which time guests can enjoy a variety of pre-show activities, including live musical entertainment.
The triple headliner show will feature Robin Fox, the Grand Champion of the 2012 Ladies of Laughter Competition at Gotham Comedy Club, NYC; Sheila Kay, a lifelong animal lover who combined her passion for animals and comedy by starting Paws4Laughter. Sheila has been nominated twice for Best Comedienne at The American Comedy Awards; Jay Black, who performs regularly at the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana in Atlantic City and the world famous Los Angeles Improv. The emcee for the evening, A.K. Bjorn, who originally hails from NJ, is considered one of Atlanta’s most well known and respected comics. A.K. performs all over the city and is always aspiring to hone his craft. He has competed for a top spot in the 2011 Port City’s Top Comic Dogwood Fringe Festival Comedy Competition.
Pre-sale discounted general admission tickets and premium tricky tray bundle tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased online here.
Pre-sale general admission tickets are $30 each until March 12, 2014 and pre-sale premium tricky tray bundle tickets are $25. After March 12, 2014, general admission tickets will be $35.00 and the night of the event, tricky tray bundle tickets will be $30. The bundle tickets consist of 3 Sheets for Standard Prizes, 3 Tickets for the Deluxe Prize, 2 Tickets for the Grand Prize and 1 Ticket for the Super Grand Prize. The minimum prize value is $100 and the Super Grand Prize exceeds $650.
Anyone who purchases tricky tray bundle tickets prior to the show will also receive a free door prize ticket for a chance to win a post-show PERSONAL MEET & GREET WITH ALL OF THE COMEDIANS.
Tricky Tray bundle tickets the night of the event are cash or credit only.
The advantage of purchasing tickets by March 12, 2014, is the economical savings.
The entire Stand Up For Paws team is also so excited to announce their partnership with George & Martha’s American Grille, located at 67 Morris Street, Morristown, NJ. George & Martha’s has created an Exclusive Stand Up For Paws Pre-Show Prix Fixe Menu, specially created for event patrons and features Traditional, Vegetarian and Vegan fare. Diners may choose from an appetizer, entrée and dessert for the extraordinary price of $25 and George & Martha’s has been generous enough to donate ten percent of the dining proceeds back to the cause. Individual tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite as well.
STAND UP FOR PAWS:
6:00 pm. : Doors open for General Admission, Tricky Tray and 50/50 purchase and ticket drop.
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. : Enjoy the music of Elastic Pyramid in the lobby of the theater and Jack Tannehill on the main stage.
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. : Introduction of Rescues, video presentation and Very Important Dog, Special Guest Appearance by Daniel ‘The Beagle’ Dwyer, the über sweet dog who survived the gas chamber.
8:00 – 10:30 p.m. : Comedy Show
10:30 p.m. – 11:00 pm : Tricky Tray and 50/50 drawing
Admission is on a first come, first serve basis; however, anyone purchasing ten or more tickets is guaranteed RESERVED PREMIUM SEATING! Tickets are not available for sale at the door.
Dogs are not permitted at the event and the show is open to ages 18 years and older. College students with ID will receive a free Personal Meet & Greet door prize ticket!!
“There are many excellent reasons for people to support companion animal rescues,” said Tracey Bradshaw, founder of Pittie Full Events Plus. “The HSUS estimates that animal shelters care for 6-8 million dogs and cats every year in the United States, of whom approximately 3-4 million are euthanized. Adoption of companion pets, not only saves their lives, but is shown to have multiple health benefits such as curing depression and aiding in quality of life. Companion pet rescues go above and beyond to save these beautiful and loving pets and place them in caring and safe foster and forever homes, Bradshaw said.”
The following rescues will receive the net profits from the event to cover the costs of rescue, vetting, medical care and boarding expenses associated with the companion animals in their respective
911 Dog & Cat Rescue, Morristown, NJ, is run solely by volunteers. All animals that are adopted out by the rescue originate from Animal Control as strays or surrenders. “We are not a limited admission rescue because we believe that each animal has a right to live in a loving, forever home.” Since starting this program in 2010, Morristown, NJ has had a 0% euthanasia rate for healthy animals.
PAWS, Montclair, NJ, is a rescue and sheltering organization that has been serving Montclair and the surrounding communities for 35 years. The focus is on at-risk cats and dogs, often bully breeds. Rescue and reduce are key principles in their work of finding animals good, appropriate, forever homes; preventing warehousing and/or euthanizing adoptable animals; changing public consciousness about the value of animals and our responsibilities to them and promoting spay/neuter.
The FernDog Rescue Foundation, Caldwell, NJ, an organization that helps dogs at risk by providing foster homes that will nurture their physical and emotional health, help locate the ideal forever home for them while providing support and training to help assure that their stay in their new homes is permanent.