Our Celebrity Comics



Michael Palascak returns to the “Laughter is the Best Medicine” stage for the fourth year in a row! In 2015, he was one of five finalists on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. In the last four years, he has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He also has performed at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and was the winner of HBO’s Lucky 21 Stand-up Contest. He won the Chicago region of Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight and went on to make his Comedy Central debut on Live at Gotham Season 3. He was one of 12 comedians in America to debut his half-hour special on the inaugural season of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour.



Pat McGann, returning for his second year, is a stand up comedian and television host from Chicago. In 2015, he made his second appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Pat created and hosted the Emmy nominated television show “The Chicago Stand Up Project.” He has been invited to The Great American Comedy Festival, Laugh Fest, The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival and has been heard on the nationally syndicated “The Bob & Tom Show” as well as seen on AXS-TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live.” He has also performed on Late Night with Stephen Colbert. His debut comedy album “Sounds Good” can be heard on Sirius/XM radio.


Brooklyn native Dwayne Perkins debuted on Netflix to rave reviews with his one-hour comedy special “Dwayne Perkins: Take Note” and it instantly became a fan favorite. He has earned a spot in today’s elite class of standup comics after several appearances on Comedy Central and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Dwayne is also the author of the book “Hot Chocolate for the Mind,” a collection of humorous essays. His recurring segment on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno entitled “Great White Moments in Black History” was a viewer favorite.



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PrintMore than $150,000 has been raised by this event since its inception in 2014 to support youth and adolescent behavioral healthcare services at SalusCare, the region’s leading provider of mental health and substance abuse treatment.  This year’s event will be held August 18, 2018 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at Broadway Palm!

SalusCare Thanks Our 2018 Sponsors


Showcase Sponsor

The Richard and Vicki Pitbladdo Foundation Fund,
a fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation

Headliner Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Grand Finale Comic Sponsors
Leading Edge Benefit Advisors
Siesta Pebble, Inc.

Monologue Sponsors
Accent Business Systems
Altered Tattoo Company
Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Lykes Insurance
Millennium Physician Group

Table Sponsors
Lee Health (x2)
McLeod’s Construction, Paint & Restoration LLC
Physicians’ Primary Care of SWFL
Sue Ackert
Toby and Terry Purse, in honor of Tyler Joseph

Event Video Sponsor
Norman Love Confections

Open Mic Sponsors
Amy Dimon
And Literacy for All
Bank of America
Bill Weaver
CFS Roofing Services, LLC
Investors’ Security Trust
Marc and Lori Collins
Stacey Cook
Susan Bennett Marketing & Media
Valerie’s House

Improv Sponsors
BB & T
Farmers Market Restaurant
Ginny Lazzara
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.
Karen Feldman and Jim McCracken
Lee County Homeless Coalition
Marieb College of Health and Human Services @ FGCU
Marshall Bower
Mary Corrigan and Ed Kleinow
Myers Brettoltz & Co., PA
Palm Printing/Printers Ink
Sanibel Moorings Condo Assoc.
VIP Realty


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SalusCare is a Fort Myers, Florida based not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse service provider. SalusCare, Inc. (Registration #Ch-1175) has complied with the registration requirements of Chapter 496 Florida Statutes "The Solicitation of Contributions Act." A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7532 toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.