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Candidates' Comedy Night Mementos 

CCN 2013 

Candidate Performers  

  • Justice Max Baer – Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Judge Jack McVay – Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • Bill Peduto – Mayor, City of Pittsburgh
  • Josh Wander – Mayor, City of Pittsburgh
  • Mark Tranquilli – Court of Common Pleas
  • Jennifer Satler – Court of Common Pleas
  • P.J. Murray – Court of Common Pleas

Special Guests  

  • Allegheny County Executive Richard Fitzgerald
  • Jim Roddey, Allegheny County Republican Party Chairman
  • Jim Burn, Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman
Candidates' Comedy Night 2013 Media Coverage

World Wide Web Icon Pittsburgh-area politicians try a hand at comedy to raise funds for human services
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 15, 2013

World Wide Web Icon LIVEBLOG: Candidate Comedy Night at the Improv
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 15, 2103


Candidates' Comedy Night 2012 

Candidates’ Comedy Night 2012 raised nearly $40,000 to support the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund (ACMFF).

 World Wide Web Icon Candidates' Comedy Night 5th Anniversary video
Facebook Icon Candidates' Comedy Night 2012 event photos on Facebook  

Special guest, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald 

Candidates in the following 2012 Featured Races performed at CCN 2012:

United States Senator - Bob Casey 
Pennsylvania State Attorney General - Kathleen Kane 
Pennsylvania State Treasurer - Robert McCord and Diana Irey Vaughan
14th, and 18th Congressional Districts - Mike Doyle, Dr. Hans Lessmann and Larry Maggi 
37th and 43rd Senatorial Districts - Raja, Matt Smith and Jay Costa, Jr. 

PDF Icon Candidates' Comedy Night 2012 event program  

2012 Media Coverage of Candidates' Comedy Night  

Politicians Put the Fun in Fundraiser at Candidates' Comedy Night
Sewickley Patch, August 17, 2012


 Candidates' Comedy Night 2011 

Candidates’ Comedy Night 2011 raised more than $37,500 to support the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund (ACMFF).

pdf.gif CCN 2011 Red Carpet Photos (17 MB)
pdf.gif CCN 2011 Performers' Photos (17 MB)

Facebook Icon Candidates' Comedy Night 2011 event photos on Facebook 

Event Program Patrons ads can be found in the CCN 2011 pdf.gif Comedy Night event program 

Candidate performers at CCN 2011

Allegheny County Executive - Dan Onorato

Candidate performers:

Allegheny County Executive - Raja
Allegheny County Executive - Rich Fitzgerald
Allegheny County Controller - Rep. Chelsa Wagner
Judge of the Superior Court - Judge David Wecht
Judge of the Superior Court - Vic Stabile
Judge of the Commonwealth Court - Anne Covey
Judge of the Commonwealth Court - Kathryn Boockvar
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas - Alex Bicket
 

2011 Media Coverage of Candidates' Comedy Night 

Video: Candidate Comedy for a Good Cause
Dormont-Brookline Patch, August 20, 2011
Note: also published in the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch, Chartiers Valley Patch, Dormont-Brookline Patch, North Hills Patch, Pine-Richland Patch and Upper St. Clair Patch

Political candidates get funny on purpose at Improv
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 19, 2011

Candidates' Comedy Night will benefit local young people
Tribune-Review, June 28, 2011

Tickets Available for Popular Candidates’ Comedy Night Fundraiser
Sewickley Patch, June 29, 2011
Note: also published in the North Hills Patch, Upper St Clair Patch and Forest hills-Regent square Patch

Candidates to Take the Comedy Club Stage
Upper St Clair Patch, August 12, 2011
Note: also published in the Chartiers Valley Patch


 Candidates' Comedy Night 2010 

Candidates' Comedy Night 2010 raised $35,380 to replenish the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund.  

Please enjoy the three CCN 2010 photo albums found at the links below.
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PDF Icon Candidates' Comedy Night 2010 Photos - Red Carpet 1 (23.1 MB)

PDF Icon Candidates' Comedy Night 2010 Photos - Red Carpet 2 (22.5 MB)

PDF Icon Candidates' Comedy Night 2010 Photos - Mingling (19.7 MB)

Facebook Icon Candidates' Comedy Night 2010 event photos on Facebook 

Candidate performers at CCN 2010

United States Senate
Congressman Joe Sestak
Patrick Toomey

Governor of Pennsylvania 
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett

United States House of Representatives
Congressman Jason Altmire
Congressman Mike Doyle
Congressman Tim Murphy
Melissa Haluszczak
Dan Connolly

Event Sponsor

Dignity and Respect Campaign 

The Dignity and Respect Campaign promotes inclusion as the core of what you do every day.

PDF Icon Candidates' Comedy Night 2010 event program 

2010 Media Coverage of Candidates' Comedy Night 

Third annual Candidates Comedy Night at the Improv
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 24, 2010

Video from Candidates Comedy Night 2010
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 20, 2010

Stand-up guys, gals: Barbs spice candidates' comedy gig
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 20, 2010 


 Candidates' Comedy Night 2009 

Candidates' Comedy Night 2009 raised $32,000 for children served through DHS or Allegheny County Juvenile Court.

PDF Icon Candidates' Comedy Night 2009 Program
Facebook Icon Candidates' Comedy Night 2009 event photos on Facebook  
DHS Photo Gallery 

2009 Media Coverage of Candidates' Comedy Night 

Candidates Comedy Night 2009
Whirl Magazine, October 2009

PDF Icon A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to the Polling Place
Pittsburgh Magazine, August Issue

Harris and Acklin Square Off (with video!)
Pittsburgh City Paper, Augst 26, 2009

Civil servants get funny for charity 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 25, 2009

Specter Only Mocks Republicans At Pittsburgh Comedy Club
NewsBusters, August 22, 2009

Sen. Specter Does Standup For Charity At Pittsburgh Improv
WPXI, August 21, 2009

Sen. Arlen Specter does standup for charity near Pittsburgh
The Associated Press, August 21, 2009 (Published Nationally)

Sen. Specter Does Standup For Charity At Pittsburgh Improv
WPXI, August 21, 2009

Candidate Comedy Tonight
KQV 1420 AM Radio, August 20, 2009

Sen. Specter Performs At The Improv
WPXI, August 20, 2009

Politicos yuk it up in benefit
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 20, 2009

Politicians hope people will laugh at them at Homestead fund-raiser 
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 19, 2009


 Candidates' Comedy Night 2008

Last Politician Standing and Video Clips of Candidates' Comedy Night 2008
Pittsburgh City Paper, August 21, 2008

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