Stand Up to Stop Violence

Saturday, Oct 21, 2023
7:00pm – 9:00pm


Comedy for Charity is proud to present Stand Up to Stop Violence. Hope and humor will be the theme of this comedy fundraiser!

Buy a VIP ticket and get preferred seating as well as a SWAG bag. You will also make a difference in our community while you enjoy a stellar lineup of comedians, including famous headliner, Monique Marvez!

The two hour event will be on Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at CATALYST Arts & Maker Space by SAACA (located upstairs in the Tucson Mall).

This special one night event will raise money for Esperanza Dance Project and Ben’s Bells.


Headliner: Monique Marvez

Monique Marvez is a force of nature. She has been described as a modern-day Mae West, a Latina Bette Midler, and a better-looking Dr. Phil.

Moniqe has amassed 4 Showtime specials, including “The Latin Divas of Comedy,” “Snoop Dogg Presents: The Bad Girls of Comedy,” “Women of a Certain Age,” and her own one hour special, “Not Skinny, Not Blonde,” which is on Prime Video.

Featuring Butch Lord, Jan Brenner, Suzie Sexton, and Gene Moore.


Butch Lord is a twenty-year veteran of stand up comedy, headlining comedy clubs across the country. His standup shows are high energy, as Butch takes the stage with a flurry of loud music, one-liners, and short stories that grab an audience’s attention and never let go! His hard, edgy look is quickly softened by his carefree and lighthearted view of himself and the world around him. His genuine enthusiasm for performing, and his obvious passion for making people laugh shine through brilliantly and endear him to even the most conservative audiences.


Jan Brennar began his comedy career in the early 80’s. After class, he would travel into Manhattan and perform with many comedians who later became famous. Jan graduated from high school with Jerry Seinfeld in 1972. While Seinfeld when on to make tens of millions, Jan often jokes about making “TENS” of dollars in the business. If you have seen his HBO Comedy special, that would be a miracle, because he has never done one. He currently performs in Awatukee at the HA HA Tukee Comedy Club. Jan says, “Making people laugh is one of the best gifts I can give.”


Suzie Sexton started her comedy journey at LAFF”S Comedy Caffe in 2020 after a family reunion with her dysfunctional relatives. She has performed at open mics there as well as the comedy Spot in Scottsdale, The Fox and Rialto Theaters, and she has been a frequent guest at The Estrogen Hour in Tucson. This will be the 12th annual Stand Up to Stop Violence benefit which she has both co-produced and performed in. “Violence sucks, and I’m doing what I can to end it,” she says.


Gene Moore is a writer, actor, and comedian. Gene’s humor is high energy and fast paced. His style is “hopeful” observational. comedy, which is based upon his experience as a gay, Hispanic, Army veteran. He can entertain any audience with his relatable, vulnerable, and humorous standup. He has performed at Stir Crazy, Mic Drop Mania, Funny Bones, Stand Up Live, Dallas Comedy Club, and many others.

Show beneficiaries include:

  • Ben’s Bells Project
  • Esperanza Dance Project

Join us at CATALYST-SAACA on Saturday, October 21, 2023

The show starts at 7:00pm. General admissions tickets are $25. A $60 VIP option includes upgraded seating as well as a SWAG bag. Tickets can be purchased on the Eventbrite website.


CATALYST Arts & Maker Space by SAACA

Located upstairs in the Tucson Mall.