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8th annual Stand Up Sacramento Comedy Showcase at Golden 1


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Hope Cooperative, a leading provider in supportive housing and mental health services in Sacramento for nearly 40 years, will host their signature annual comedy fundraising event, headlining nationally renowned comics at Golden 1 Center on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. General Admission tickets are $40. Get tickets here:

The 8th annual Stand Up Sacramento comedy showcase will feature comic emcee and Sacramento Kings commentator Lance Woods, as well as comedian Aida Rodriguez, who experienced homelessness herself before getting her big break on Last Comic Standing. Rodriguez is taking the world of entertainment by storm and recently made history as the first Latina to appear in two specials airing in one month on both HBO and Showtime, being handpicked by director Taylor Hackford for his film “The Comedian” starring Robert De Niro. She is best known from “They Ready”, a Netflix special filmed with comedian Tiffany Haddish released this summer, as well as for being an outspoken commentator on TYT. These comedians will join forces in an inspiring evening set to include a live auction, entertainment-filled VIP lounges, and success stories highlighting the 6,600-plus Sacramentans served by the nonprofit Hope Cooperative each year.

Sacramento restaurateurs and mental health advocates Patrick and Bobbin Mulvaney will be honored with Hope Cooperative’s “Carrier of Hope” award for their “I Got Your Back” (IGYB) mental health initiative, which shines a bright light on mental health issues in the restaurant industry. Hope Cooperative’s mental health crisis respite center is a resource for IGYB.

“Stand Up Sacramento is our opportunity to celebrate hope with the entire community. We are privileged to witness miracles every day but the homeless situation seems intractable to the public.” said Erin Johansen, Hope Cooperative CEO. “We are grateful for the support of our presenting sponsor, the Sacramento Kings, and the entire community as we demonstrate that homelessness does not have to be hopelessness, while coming together to have a great time.”

All proceeds support programs and services for people struggling with mental health issues and housing insecurity in Sacramento County.

About Hope Cooperative: Hope Cooperative serves more than 6,600 individuals each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in a wide variety of mental health and supportive housing programs including intensive case management, residential services, crisis intervention, triage navigation, mental health outreach and other services. 2019 marks the 38th year Hope Cooperative has served the Sacramento Community. Hope Cooperative was recognized as the 2015 Sacramento Housing Alliance Social Justice Award winner, and 2019 Bank of America "Neighborhood Builder".

To learn more about Hope Cooperative and their mission please visit

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