Comedy Nite

Event Information


Join us for a night of celebration, entertainment and saving lives! We’ve given more than 7,500 dogs and puppies what they need most…a second chance for life. This night will celebrate our accomplishments, our continued growth, and future success. Le Woof: A Night in Paris is Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 5-9 p.m. at the Fort Collins Marriott (350 E Horsetooth Road).


$70 Per person

$650 For Table of 10

No reservations will be available at the door. Limited seating, ticket sales limited to first 375 people. COMEDY NITE SOLD OUT IN 2018; GET YOUR 2019 TICKET BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!

Please note that ticket sales are final, we cannot offer refunds for this event.

PLEASE NOTE: All dinner entree choices are due by Monday, April 9, 2019. Guests without an entree choice submitted will receive the vegan option.

  • Doors open & silent auction begins at 5:00 p.m.
  • Adoptable Meet N Greet from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Comedy entertainment & ballroom program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Our unique evening will include:

  • Full dinner with a French theme
  • Emcee Christine Lederman
  • Auctioneer
  • Opening comedian
  • Headliner comedian Chris Voth
  • Adoptable Dogs
  • Cash bar
  • Complimentary glass of wine in the ballroom
  • New Belgium Brewing limited edition LED sign sale
  • Silent auction, live auction, photo booth, Heads or Tails Game & more
  • Paddle Raiser/Direct Appeal


Headliner Chris Voth is an accomplished comedian, a licensed teacher, and a published author. He has made several national television appearances, including the Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, and Comics Unleashed. He also appeared in his own half-hour special on Altitude Sports Cable and was chosen for the prestigious Great American Comedy Festival. A 20-year comedy veteran, Chris is a past winner of the Denver Comedy Works Competition and has worked with everyone from Dave Chappelle to Larry the Cable Guy to Linda Ronstadt. Voth’s first comedy CD titled Never Mind the Jim J Bullocks, Heres the Chris Voth is currently available for purchase. Chris balances his performance schedule with a full-time high-school teaching career. You can read his short story, Stand Up and Deliver, published in the Cream City Review Literary Journal. In it, Chris shares the experiences he had when entering the teaching field after years in stand-up comedy. Check out his website!



Opening Comedian Stephanie McHugh’swit and charm have made her a regular in the Denver comedy scene for over 15 years. After doing comedy less than a year, Steph won a trip to the Las Vegas Comedy Festival as a finalist in the Laugh Across America Contest. She went on to win the Summer Comedy Contest at Wits End Comedy Club. Stephanie hasn’t looked back since, as she continues to entertain audiences across the country. She kept radio listeners laughing on the Steve and Stephanie Morning Show on KOOL 105. She was also on Nick at Nite’s TV Show “America’s Funniest Mom”. Stephanie part of the comedic trio MentalPause Comedy Show that performs at Comedy Works while laughing off the middle ages! Check out her website!





Auctioneer Dani Espinosa is a modern day renaissance woman with a thirst for knowledge and new experiences in every area of life. Since graduating from the University of Denver as the captain of the Women’s Lacrosse team, her love for a challenge and continuous self-growth has led her to many industries. Danis unique background in the corporate world, start-ups and natural medicine have provided the well-rounded perspective that has helped support over 200 events with over 100 different non-profits to raise millions.

Dani has been involved with every aspect of a nonprofits gala fundraising logistics from venue selection and auction item selection, to silent auction baskets and sharing the mission story. Having a passion for leading with the heart and continued learning, Dani brings a level of comfort and togetherness to every situation and client she works with as she listens to each group’s unique set of circumstances. By being involved from the beginning, Danis experience with hundreds of events provides critical insight into the planning and execution of a nonprofits biggest night of the year. Check out her website!


Emcee Christine Lederman is the host of “Lederman Live” on Pirate Radio 93.5. She is also a standup comedian performing in comedy clubs such as Comedyworks, The Punch Line-San Francisco, The Comedy Store-Hollywood, You might have seen her on the tonight show where she appeared a few times. A Los Angeles native Christine was a staff writer with Dreamworks/Imagine Entertainment and a performing member of The Groundlings. After a move to the Rocky Mountains, she continues her standup comedy, improvisation and can be heard in numerous commercial voice-overs. Christine is a huge animal lover and very happy to be part of such a wonderful, important event in her home town of Fort Collins. Check out her Facebook page!