2nd Annual Stand Up for Veterans Comedy Night 4-21-2018 at 7pm

2nd Annual Stand Up for Veterans Comedy Night

April 21, 2018 at 7pm

Tickets: $20 General Admission (first come first seat) / $30 Premium Reserved

Limited Tickets Available ⋅ For members and their guests.

For tickets contact an Auxiliary member.  Or you can call Deedra Revira 913-201-0874 or Sheri Barber 913-244-6878.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19 is pleased to present comedians Brad Ellis, Patrick Ryan, Kirk Keller and Lindy Katzer for our 2nd annual comedy night fundraiser.  Join us for a night of fun and lots of laughs!  Food will also be available for purchase before the show by the Sons of the American Legion.   So come early, grab a seat, have dinner and a great time!

The comedy show will be at the American Legion Post 19 located at 315 S. Meadowbrook Circle, Gardner, KS.  Proceeds go to support veterans, their families and local high school scholarships.

Brad Ellis and Patrick Ryan were absolutely hilarious last year and they are both returning this year for another great show!

Brad Ellis – Headliner

Brad Ellis spent four years serving his country in the United States Marine Corps.  After that he spent several years protecting the fine citizens of his community as a Police Officer, but soon realized the free coffee at the local gas station does not justify low pay, dodging bullets and long hours.  The roughest transition from cop to stand up comedy was having to return his mustache.  Much to his surprise, they let him keep the haircut.

Since leaving the badge behind, Brad has made a name for himself in Kansas City where he regularly works and from those feature and headlining sets has produced him work throughout the United States.  He used his distinctive observational style and true to life experiences into work at corporate events and colleges University of Kansas, Kansas State University, University of Arkansas and worked with numerous national touring acts.  Brad was also selected to compete in Season 2 of Comcast TV’s Trial by Laughter.  Unlike his mustache, his act is not one to miss!




Patrick Ryan – Feature

Patrick Ryan is from Kansas City but his energetic and sardonic brand of comedy is now taking him around the country. Patrick’s unique comedic point of view is shaped by his chaotic life as a single parent and struggling to survive in a fast-paced dating world all while trying to keep his sanity. Patrick’s frustrations and the situations he finds himself in keep audiences laughing hard and wanting more. It’s all a big joke and life writes the punchlines.

Patrick has been seen on MTV’s “Unlocking the Truth” as well as a guest on “Talkin’S Hit” with Eddie Ifft.




Kirk Keller

Kirk Is a full time husband and father and a part time comic! He’s recently retired from a twenty eight year career with our hometown fire department.  He brings his life experiences of living in a home with a special needs child and all the zaniness that comes with it.






Lindy Katzer

Lindy Katzer, a Garnett, KS native, has performed stand-up comedy across the Kansas City metro, and has been the three-time host of An Evening with the ‘Rents, an annual comedy fundraiser to benefit Camp Encourage, a summer camp for kids with autism. Lindy and her smoking hot man-child have four children. She survives by getting out of the house to work as a Registered Nurse, where she tries to be normal and pretends no one knows about her crazy, dysfunctional life.