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Comedian John Caparulo & Others Raise $13,600 to Benefit Hillsides Kids

11-20-2011 02:46 AM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

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Bob Fisher, Owner of The Ice House Comedy Club, with Ed Patterson, Hillsides Volunteer Network President

Bob Fisher, Owner of The Ice House Comedy Club, with Ed Patterson, Hillsides Volunteer Network President

(PASADENA, CA)--Marking its 51st anniversary, The Ice House’s All Star Comedy Show to benefit Hillsides raised $13,600. Hillsides Volunteer Network, a volunteer support group for the Pasadena foster care children’s charity, was the recipient of the funds that will be used to offer hands-on activities for the children living at Hillsides.
“We are so fortunate to have generous supporters in our community like Bob Fisher and the Ice House,” said Joseph Costa, Hillsides chief executive officer. “Events like these enable our volunteer support groups to provide enriching activities for our vulnerable children.”
The anniversary show featured an amazing array of comedic talent including Comedy Central Star John Caparulo, Saturday Night Live star and Weeds TV star Kevin Nealon, from the Magic Castle and a great silent magician Dale Salwak, and a hilarious comic Don McMillan.
McMillan, a comedian who used Powerpoint presentations, included Costa in his performance, causing a joyful laughter from the audience.
The oldest operating comedy club in America, The Ice House Comedy Club has continuously run stand-up comedy for 51 years, featuring such acts as Robin Williams, Lily Tomlin, George Carlin, Steve Martin, Bob Newhart, Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, David Letterman, George Lopez, Ellen DeGeneres, Tim Allen, and others too numerous to mention have all wowed audiences in its intimate 200 seat showroom.
During its five-decade tenure, The Ice House has become a legend in the comedy industry and, in Pasadena, a generous supporter of Hillsides’ mission. For the past twelve years, Fisher, recipient of Hillsides Lifetime Achievement Award and Special Recognition Award, has donated all the proceeds of its anniversary show to Hillsides Volunteer Network. Not only has Fisher brought laughter to more than four million people, his talent in captivating guests has brought laughter to Hillsides children through the numerous activities this event supports. In addition, Fisher has hosted “An Afternoon at the Ice House” for the children living at Hillsides. These special days include a special performance and lunch.
To learn more about the charity that creates safe places for vulnerable children and families living in Los Angeles County, visit To find out how you can volunteer, contact Laura Kelso, the charity’s director of community resources, at 323-254-2274.

About Hillsides: As a Pasadena foster care charity founded in 1913, Hillsides creates safe places for children at risk and their families by providing residential care, mental health services to break the cycle of domestic violence, special education, and advocacy. To learn more about Hillsides, visit

940 Avenue 64
Pasadena, CA 91105
(323) 254-2274
Contact: Marisol Barrios
(323) 254-2274 ext. 274

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