A Wildly Entertaining Night of FUNdraising! Sunday, July 11, at 7 pm
Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage, today invited friends, supporters and fans of diverse art and culture programming, to the nonprofit organization’s first post-pandemic summer benefit:
Comedy for a Cause with
A Wildly Entertaining Night of FUNdraising!
“Get ready for some much-needed laughter with a dynamic and hilarious performance by SARGE, who’s inimitable brand of music, stand-up comedy, and motivational speaking has captivated audiences from Radio City Music Hall to The Late Show with Craig Ferguson, from Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game to Iraq where he entertained the troops.
“Having overcome addiction and homelessness in his formative years, SARGE now uses his talents to not only entertain, but to hopefully inspire and assist others in their daily struggles,” said Waldo. “Funds raised at this fun event will support Art Garage’s diverse events, education programs, and emerging artists exhibitions.”
Scheduled for Sunday, June 11, at 7 pm, Comedy for a Cause with SARGE will include complimentary light bites, a drink from the cash bar, and the chance to enter a raffle to win $250 in scratch-off lottery tickets. VIP tickets are $75 each and include front row seating, and General Admission tickets are $50. They are available for purchase by calling the Box Office at 561.450.6357 or going online to www.ArtsGarage.org.
An entertainer who has performed worldwide to adoring audiences of all ages, SARGE is much more than a comedian. He is a self-taught piano savant, an author and motivational speaker. His humor comes from a very personal place as his road to success was not a smooth one.
After playing clubs and colleges all over America for three years, SARGE found himself opening for some of the biggest names in music, including Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Paul Anka, The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, Taylor Dayne, Donna Summer and Wayne Newton, just to name a few. He also has worked on some of the biggest stages in show business, where his ability to improvise and tailor his show to specific audiences is uncanny.
Sarge is a highly sought after motivational speaker and for the last seven years has been working in treatment centers and recovery residences bringing a revolutionary and groundbreaking modality of “Comedy Therapy” to people suffering from addiction with incredible results. Last year, his first comedy recovery film Sarge Behind Bars—shot entirely on location of the Casper Wyoming Reentry Prison—place second at the “REEL Recovery Film Festival” in New York and Los Angeles.
In 2017, Sarge released his autobiography and motivational book, Black Boychick, which traces his hilarious, inspirational life of twists and turns, ups and downs which will leave you exhilarated and entertained.
Today, he is one of the highest energy, multi-talented acts to tour. Not only a hysterical stand-up comedian, but also SARGE sings in his own voice and in a dozen others including Harry Connick Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder. Additionally, his dead on impressions of Marv Albert, Mike Tyson, Kermit the Frog and Gilbert Gottfried leave audiences howling and clamoring for more.
About Arts Garage:
Arts Garage delivers innovative, diverse, meaningful and accessible visual and performing arts experiences to Delray Beach and South Florida. “Connecting our community to the world through the Arts”—this vision drives all decision-making at Arts Garage, which brings local, emerging artists and established global performers into the local multi-cultural community (students and adults, locals and tourists, people of all ages, income levels, backgrounds) who share a love of the arts.
Diversity is a hallmark of Arts Garage, which provides multicultural programming that promotes inclusion in the arts. #DiscoverDiversity isn’t just a tagline—it is the cornerstone of our outreach programs, staffing, and marketing. Arts Garage is located at 94 NE 2nd Avenue in Delray Beach’s popular Pineapple Grove (33483). For more information, please call 561.450.6357 or visit www.artsgarage.org.