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Support Gateway Academy at ‘Stand Up For Autism’ at CB Live at Desert Ridge

From left are Brian Kiley and Jann Karam, who are set to perform in support of Gateway Academy Thursday, April 20, at CB Live at Desert Ridge. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress.com)

Gateway Academy hosts fundraiser April 20 at Desert Ridge

Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

Celebrate Autism Awareness Month and join Gateway Academy for a night of laughter and live comedy.

Gateway Academy hosts ‘Stand Up For Autism’ at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at CB Live at Desert Ridge Marketplace.

Comedians Jann Karam and Brian Kiley will co-headline the evening, along with other special guests. There will also be a silent auction and raffle with all proceeds going to the Gateway Academy, according to a press release.

“We are thrilled to be raising funds for our STEAM program and celebrating our exceptional students during Autism Awareness Month with a night of comedy and entertainment,” said CEO and Executive Director at Gateway Academy O. Robin Sweet. “This is one of Gateway Academy’s biggest fundraisers of the year, so we hope everyone will come out and help support our amazing students.”

Tickets start at $25 and are available at the door and HERE.

Gateway Academy hosts fundraiser April 20 at Desert Ridge

Jann Karam is an Arizona native and attended Arizona State University. She is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and artist.

Ms. Karam has made appearances on NBC’s Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman. She was also on HBO’s Young Comedians Special, Seinfeld and many more. She headlines across the country as a stand-up comedian and regularly tours with SNL alumnus Dana Carvey.

Brian Kiley is a comedian and an Emmy-winning writer. He is a staff writer and the head monologue writer for Conan O’Brien. Mr. Kiley has made several appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He performs regularly at clubs in Los Angeles.

Tru Steinburg, son of comedian Andy Steinburg, will be the emcee for the evening. Mr. Steinburg is a graduate of Gateway Academy and is attending the Scottsdale Community college’s culinary arts program. He and his father have hosted the Stand Up For Autism event in the past.

Tickets start at $25 and are available at the door and HERE.

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