Fort Wayne Comedy Club hosts fun-raiser to benefit Honor Flight

Dwayne Gill (Courtesy photo)
Ralphie Roberts (Courtesy photo)

Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St. will host two fundraisers to benefit Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana.

Both show emcees and featured comedians have ties to the military.

On August 25, Ralphie Roberts will perform. Roberts is a stay-at-home dad supporting his wife, who is in the Army. Born in the inner city of Chicago but now living in the suburbs, Roberts brings a dysfunctional view on life that he likes to share with his audiences.

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Dwayne Gill, a Marine Corp veteran, will perform on Sept. 22. Dwayne’s topics range from current events, men-and-women relationships and the crazy situations he has encountered in his career as a police officer.

Michael Moses, owner of the Fort Wayne Comedy Club, is hosting these “fun-raising” events as a way to pay it forward after he and his grandfather Charles W. Moses participated in an Honor Flight. Moses was a caregiver for his grandfather who fought in WWII in the Navy and later suffered from heart issues, then dementia. Michael’s desire is to make sure that other veterans have the opportunity to receive their due rewards and respect.

An anonymous donation was made to Moses which helped offset the standard Guardian financial donation.

Both shows begin at 9:45 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 100% of the proceeds will go to Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana.

“Many of our servicemen and women from the ‘Greatest Generation’ came home from war and went straight to work. No fanfare. No parades. No recognition,” said Adam Brower who is affiliated with the Honor Flight program. “The Honor Flight program is committed to making sure that those who have served know how grateful we are for their service to our great country before it is too late.”

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana has two fall flights scheduled; Flight #29 on Sept. 19 and Flight #30 on Oct. 26. 95% of all donations go directly towards the veterans’ trips. Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, Inc. is a volunteer, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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