The 23rd Annual Steve Allen Comedy Show

This Unforgettable Evening of Comedy Will Star Michael Che on Tuesday, October 22, 2024

Cocktails at 5:00 PM | Dinner & Entertainment at 6:45 PM

For 23 years, this signature event has brought our community together to share food, drink and laughter in the company of great entertainers – and for a great cause – to help prevent and end youth homelessness. We hope you’ll join us on Tuesday, October 22nd for a memorable evening with Michael Che at the Portland Art Museum.

Named one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Funniest People, Michael Che is currently the co-anchor of SNL’s “Weekend Update” alongside last year’s comedian, Colin Jost, in addition to serving as one of the show’s head writers. His first hourlong comedy special, MICHAEL CHE MATTERS, was released in 2016 on Netflix. It hit #1 twice on the platform, first upon its initial release and then again in 2020. Che’s second special for Netflix MICHAEL CHE SHAME THE DEVIL taped at the Fox Theater in Oakland and was released in November 2021.

In 2021 and 2022, Che debuted his own original HBO Max sketch comedy series, which he stars in, wrote and executive produced. Che has received two WGA Award nominations for his writing on both THAT DAMN MICHAEL CHE and SNL. He has also been nominated for multiple Emmys for his writing on SNL, and in 2018, he co-hosted NBC’s live Emmy Awards telecast alongside Jost. He and Colin also hosted a number of special edition episodes of “Weekend Update” on MSNBC during the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions.

Prior to his time on SNL, Michael was a correspondent on THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART and appeared alongside Chris Rock in the 2015 feature, TOP FIVE. When Che is not in front of the camera, he tours the world headlining live stand-up shows.

The Steve Allen Comedy Show, founded by Windermere Real Estate, has raised more than $7.5 million for New Avenues, and this year is critically important to furthering our mission to end youth homelessness through prevention and intervention programs and services. We hope you will join us on Tuesday, October 22nd for an evening of community, comedy, and raising funds for a great cause.

You can be part of the special evening!

For information on table sponsorship or individual tickets to the event, contact Lauren Eads, Director of Development & Communications at 503-517-3909 or leads@newavenues.org.

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