There's nothing funny about extinction, which is why the Portland chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers is hosting the Oregon Zoo's first comedy night Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 as a fundraiser to directly support the conservation of endangered African wild dogs.
Oregon Zoo comedy night - hosted by Daria from 105.1 The Buzz - will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Cascade Ballroom and will include hors d'oeuvres and adult refreshments, a silent auction, live auction and performances by comedians Todd Armstrong and Scoot Herring.
Todd Armstrong produces a theater showcase entitled "Honest Comedy with..." which features the Nation's Best Standup. In addition to touring, he performs at Portland's Funniest Person, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival in New York. He also now represents Portland for Comedy Central's "Comic to Watch" showcase.
Scoot Herring is the host of podcasts "Rippletron Radio" and "Press Scoot To Continue" and runs a stand up showcase at Hawthorne Hideaway on the second to last Thursday of every month.
The AAZK is a nonprofit, volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation.