Young Professionals' Committee 10th Annual Comedy Night: Sh!ts and Giggles
The Young Professionals' Committee's 10th Annual Comedy Night, Sh!ts and Giggles, is an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and laughs hosted by the Young Professionals’ Committee to raise funds for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.
Monday, March 19
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
6:00PM Doors | 6:30PM Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres | 7:30PM Program and Comedy Show | After Party to Follow
All guests receive two drink tickets to be used anytime during the event as well as hors d'oeuvres. VIP guests additionally receive prime seating, two ultimate raffle tickets, and dessert. Additional food and drinks are available for purchase.
No physical tickets will be issued. Upon arrival, please give the name of the purchaser at the door.
Presenting $10,000 | Platinum $5,000 | Gold $2,500 | Silver $1,000 | Bronze $500
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Meet Our Honoree, Stephen Kalish
In 2004 as a junior in high school, Stephen started to develop lots of stomach aches and experienced dramatic weight loss. He kept a lot of his symptoms to himself and went undiagnosed for almost a year. It was while on vacation that his parents realized how sick their son was. An avid golfer, his father had planned a round of golf at the famous Harbour Town but Stephen was too ill to play. Upon their return home, Stephen went to the doctor and subsequently the hospital where he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease after several days of testing. He managed his disease using Remicade, and even though he experienced occasional flares, for most part he was symptom free for about 10 years. With the disease under control, Stephen attended Arizona State University and majored in Professional Golf Management. Upon graduation he became a Class A PGA Teaching Professional in Charlotte, NC. However, about six months later he quickly changed job professions and took a position at Babson Capital as a Research Analyst. Stephen now works in Finance in New York at Guggenheim Securities.
About three years ago, Stephen’s body built anti-bodies to Remicade and he started to see significant weight loss. Emergency room visits became routine and after discussion with his doctors, they thought surgery was the right path. Stephen had an ileostomy done in the fall of 2015 and was reversed with a portion of his colon and small intestine being removed. It was around this time that Stephen became involved with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. He attended a Young Professionals' (YP) Committee meeting about one month after his second surgery and quickly got involved with the Take Steps walk as a top fundraiser for the group. His involvement continued to grow as he became the VP of Finance for YP at the end of 2016 and in 2017 Stephen joined the Executive Committee for Take Steps along with participating in the Golf Classic, spin4, Broadway's Got Guts and the Annual Gala. The Foundation and YP has become a second family to Stephen. He is very thankful that he has the opportunity to give back to the IBD community and is very lucky to have such a great support system in his wife Dana, parents Norman and Ilene, sister Elyse, friends, the Foundation and his Lenox Hill medical team especially Dr. Arun Swaminath.
Peter Rosenberg, radio disc jockey and television show host currently signed to WWE.
Scott Rogowsky, host of popular game show app, HQ Trivia
Krystyna Hutchinson, stand-up comedian, actress, silly voice machine, 1/2 of the comedy duo Sorry About Last Night
Disclaimer: The views shared by the performers at YP's Annual Comedy Night does not reflect the official opinion or views of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.