Comedian Koechner to perform for House of Hope, CASA benefit

Entertainer David Koechner will bring his comedic style to a night of “Comedy for a Cause,” Feb. 18 at Wentworth Military Academy Chapel in Lexington. The event, a benefit for House of Hope and CASA, begins at 6:30 p.m.

Koechner, a native of Tipton, studied political science at UMC, but decided to pursue a career in comedy and moved to Chicago where he joined The Second City comedy troupe. The stint lead to a year-long run as a series regular on Saturday Night Live in 1995 and a member of the 1996-97 sketch cast on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Since the 1990s, Koechner has had been actively engaged in stand-up comedy, TV and movies, among others Anchorman, Talladega Night and The Office, in which he is featured in the reoccurring role of Todd Packer.

House of Hope provides emergency shelter and advocacy services in to adults and children impacted by domestic and sexual. The 15th Judicial Circuit CASA of Lafayette and Saline Counties serves as the voice in court of children in foster care who have been victims of abuse or neglect.

Tickets and information about the event may be obtained by calling House of Hope at 660-259-4766, or CASA at 660-259-2590.


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