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Aug 8, 2012 5:58 PM by Jake Merriman

Comedy event next month to benefit victims of domestic violence

TUCSON - The Second Annual Stand Up to Stop Violence event will be hosted at the Fox Tucson Theater on Sunday, September 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The money raised by the event will be donated to the Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse and Blair Charity Group.

Comedian Suzie Sexton is bringing together a group of talented comedians, such as headliner Eric O'Shea who sells out college campuses around the country. Others include host David Fitzsimmons, Gary Hood, Elliot Glicksman, Butch Lord, Tom Potter, and others. All these comedians will perform to raise money for charities that prevent violence.

The Tucson Police Department will be supporting the event by collecting new or gently used stuffed animals. Between August 8 and September 2, the stuffed animals may be given to any patrol officer at any time or dropped off at any of the five substations during business hours.

Auditions to perform at the event will be held at the University of Arizona Student Union Ventana Room, on Wednesday, August 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. College students will have a chance to compete for a spot at the event as a special guest comedian.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets for the event range from $15 to $50 and can be purchased at 17 West Congress Street or at www.foxtucson.com.

The Tucson Police Department may be contacted through Lieutenant Paul Sayre at 520-791-4441.

For further information about the auditions, visit www.standuptostopviolence.com.

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