United Way to host comedy night April 4 at Blair County Convention Center

United Way of Blair County announces its inaugural signature event, “Laugh United,” to be held April 4 at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona.

The evening features a night of comedy and entertainment. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and a cash bar will be available throughout the night, with a seated dinner featuring petite filet mignon and grilled shrimp at 6 p.m. The cost is $45 per person.

Regional favorite magician Richard Mangiacarne will perform from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a local improv act at 7 p.m., a live auction and headliner comedian Mark Eddie at 8 p.m.

Eddie is a national comedian with a musician’s point-of-view on everything from pop culture to parenting. With his guitar, signature voice and happy-go-lucky spirit, Eddie points out quirky things in the hits we love, while delivering dead-on musical impressions of Al Green, Neil Diamond, Shaggy, Dave Matthews and more. Having toured professionally for 14 years as a musician/singer/songwriter and producing several comedy CDs, Eddie has a knack for putting a satirical spin on pop anthems, music headlines and rock legends. Eddie has been featured on Comedy Central and Sirius XM satellite radio and has performed in clubs across the country.

General admission tickets may be purchased at United Way of Blair County; Blair County Convention Center, Altoona; Giant Eagle, Altoona; Rossi Corner Store, Tipton; and all locations of Thompson Pharmacy.

Reserved seating for tables seating eight must be purchased directly from United Way of Blair County at 5414 Sixth Ave., Altoona. Credit cards will be accepted only at the United Way office. Ticket sales end March 27.

To become an event sponsor, purchase tickets or for more information, contact United Way of Blair County at 944-0884. Event proceeds benefit local programs supported by United Way of Blair County.

For more information, visit www.unitedwayofblaircounty.org.