Comedy Night

Event Information


More than 330 guests and volunteers enjoyed an evening filled with music, food, silent and live auctions, games, photos, adoptable dogs and comedians! More than $26,800.00 was raised to help us save more dogs and puppies that need a second chance. Thank you to everyone who made this event a success including our event sponsors, auction donors, and event volunteers! Mark your calendar to join us at the 7th Annual Choice City Comedy Nite….Mardi Paws on Saturday, April 14, 2018!


Join us for a night of celebration, entertainment and saving lives! We’ve given more than 6,200 dogs and puppies what they need most…a second chance for life.This night will celebrate our accomplishments, our continued growth, and future success. Wild Wild Woof is Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 6-10 p.m. at the Fort Collins Marriott (350 E Horsetooth Road).

Reservations are $55 with discount pricing for tables of 10 for $500. No reservations will be available at the door. Limited seating available! Sell out set for 300. PLEASE NOTE: All guest dinner entree choices are due by Monday, April 3, 2017. Guests without an entree choice submitted will receive Entree #2.

  • Registration opens & silent auction begins at 6:00 p.m.
  • Adoptable Meet N Greet from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Comedy entertainment & ballroom program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Our unique evening will include:

  • Full dinner with western theme
  • Emcees Sue Sutton and Gailen Sprague from Pirate Radio
  • Opener comedian Christine Lederman
  • Headliner comedian Sam Adams
  • Live music by Weld County Ramblers
  • Photo Booth presented by Silver Paw Studio
  • Event Photography by Julieanna Crynolyn and Frank Goss
  • Cash bar featuring specialty drink the Western Woof
  • Silent auction, live auction, heads or tails game, and mystery boxes
  • Paddle Raiser/Direct Appeal


sam-adams-headshot-2015Headliner Sam Adams is smooth, clever, and hilarious and the winner of the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival! Sam has shared stages with national-touring comedians and music recording artists ranging from Joe Piscopo, Kevin Nealon, David Alan Grier and Keenen Ivory Wayans. He has appeared in several radio and TV commercials, is an author and his work has appeared in The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and The Charlotte Observer. He is also credited with television appearances on ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS and NFL Network and has covered championship events at all levels–most notable four Super Bowls, two Olympics, two NCAA men’s basketball Final Fours, one Stanley Cup Finals and one World Series. Visit his website! or follow him on Facebook!

christine-lederman-picOpener Christine Lederman is a standup comedian performing in comedy clubs such as Comedyworks, The Punch Line-San Francisco, and The Comedy Store-Hollywood and has appeared as a recurring character on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She is the host of “Lederman Live” an afternoon drive home show on Pirate Radio 93.5 FM. A Los Angeles native, Christine was a staff writer with DreamWorks/Imagine Entertainment and a performing member of The Groundlings Sunday Company. After a move to the Rocky Mountains, she continues her standup comedy, improvisation and can be heard in numerous commercial voice-overs. Christine has a huge love of all animals and is very happy to be part of such a wonderful, important event in her hometown of Fort Collins. Follow her on Facebook!

suegailenEmcees Sue Sutton & Gailen Sprague from Pirate Radio 93.5 FM.Getting ye started on ye daily voyage is The Cap’n (Gailen) and the Cruise Director (Sue) every weekday from 6:00-9:00 a.m. on Pirate Radio 93.5 FM. Pirate Radio plays some great oldies, big band, and the classics. Regular features also include Greg from Let’s Talk Broncos, Cap’n G’s Joke O’ The Day and Pirate Sue’s Stupid Easy Trivia. They are live and local, involved in the community and able to feature local small businesses, chat with local public figures, and share interesting events with their listeners.



Flat breads and vegetable crudite with hummus (V) and green goddess dressing


Arugula salad with strawberries, candied almonds, red wine vinaigrette (V) with goat cheese available at the table


Barbecue chicken, sweet potato mash, green beans tossed with oil and slivered almonds


Vegan chili (soy free), baked sweet potato, green beans tossed with oil and slivered almonds


Cornbread muffins (V) and rolls (V) with whipped butter available at the table (basket on each table)


Dense chocolate cake (GF, V) or fruit and berry cup (V) alternated at each place setting

V = vegan, GF = gluten free