4th Annual “Laughing For a Cause” Comedy Show Fundraiser

Friday, April 12th, 2019

7:00 – 9:15 pm

Zion Lutheran Church- Piper Hall (downstairs)

1501 W. Liberty Rd., Ann Arbor, MI

Open to the General Public

Free Child Care Available Upon Request

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Join us for an evening of laughter and fun as the Ann Arbor Women’s Group brings you some of the best comedians from around the country. All proceeds will be used to keep A2WG women’s recovery event’s free, low-cost and/or scholarship based, and provide funding for our free childcare program. So bring your friends and family and join us to Laugh for a Cause!

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$15- Advance

$20- Door

$10- Students/Transitional Housing Residents

Scholarship tickets available- Contact Liz at events@A2womensgroup.org

If you have any questions contact us at: 734.666.9332




billy ray bauer imageBilly Ray Bauer (Headliner)-

From skewed descriptions of growing up in Detroit in the sixties, to the gory details of raising four boys in the new millennium, Billy Ray will leave you laughing and exhausted from his ordeal.
Add to the mix some off the wall impressions and dialects, and you have an idea of an evening with Billy Ray.

Billy Ray has been a repeat guest on the Bob and Tom Show heard across America. He’s also been heard on the Dick Purtan radio show in Detroit and Billy Ray was named best local comedian of the year by Hour Detroit magazine for 2017. Billy Ray’s jokes have appeared in Reader’s Digest and one was among their top 50 jokes for 2005. Billy Ray has appeared with Drew Carey, Tim Allen, The Smothers Brothers, Lewis Black, Doug Stanhope, and many other great comedians! (website)


Comedian- Kate BrindleKate Brindle (Opening Act)- 

Described as “smart,” “original,” and “hilarious,” Kate Brindle is a unique breath of fresh air on the comedy scene.

Kate has performed her sarcastic yet upbeat and spunky style of comedy on the Canadian Broadcast Channel, Cox Cable, and Comcast Cable.  She advanced in the California’s Funniest Female Contest, and was featured in the Oddball Comedy Festival and International Great Plains Comedy Festival.  She’s also opened for Louie Anderson, Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Kevin Nealon, Kevin Pollak, and Sarah Silverman.

An audience favorite, Kate brings to the stage her quick wit and impeccable timing.  Whether she’s talking about her family or making quirky observations of everyday life, Kate continues to charm crowds with her witty and sassy brand of humor.

 Catch this rising star while you can! (website)

recovery speaker Elizabeth Reader

Recovery Speaker:

Elizabeth Reader, Milford, MI (Recovery Speaker)- Liz is a person in long-term recovery. She got sober 10-11-01 working a 12 step program. She describes herself as, “fun, a little insane, friendly, helpful and a great friend.”

Liz is very active in the recovery community, an inspiring speaker, and will open the show by sharing her recovery story with us. 

Business Sponsorship


$400 – Gold: Name and logo on overhead screen, on website (with link back to your website), and in program; 8 free tickets 
$200 – Silver: your name and logo displayed on overhead screen, on website (with link back to your website), and in program; 4 free tickets.
$100 – Bronze: your name and logo displayed on overhead screen, on website (with link back to your website), and in program; 2 free tickets


Individual Sponsorship

All individual sponsors will receive recognition on the website, at the event, and in the program. Gold sponsors receive 2 free tickets, and Diamond sponsors receive 4 free tickets to the show.

Make A Personal Donation

To be recognized on printed materials, all sponsorships need to be in by April 1st

A2WG is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible