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Thursday, 7/25/2019


Denver Zoo

2300 Steele Street – Denver CO – 80205

This is an 18 and over event with adult content.  Please remember to bring your photo ID's.

Join the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers for our 19th annual Comedy Night! The event, hosted at Denver Zoo, will be a night of laughs and entertainment that you won’t want to miss!

We’re spicing things up this year and moving the event over to Toyota Elephant Passage, surrounding our guests with Asian elephants, greater one-horned rhinos, Sarus cranes, clouded leopards, and more! 

Enjoy appetizers, dinner, dessert, and an open bar while visiting with Denver Zoo Animal Ambassadors. Cocktail party attire recommended!

Support conservation by bidding at our silent auction! Featuring behind the scenes tours, one of a kind animal art, and more, the money raised goes towards 3 conservation organizations. You can also vote for which conservation organization will receive the largest percentage of the night’s proceeds between Katie Adamson Conservation Fund, Orangutan Outreach, and Denver Zoo Field Conservation.

The party will wrap up with a live auction and a performance by comedian Stephanie McHugh in the TEP Amphitheatre!

Tickets are $55.

Take a sneak peak at 3 of our amazing live auction items!

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Denver Zoo You Pick Three

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Spend the day behind-the-scenes at Denver Zoo with you and 5 guests! You will work with us to pick 3 areas to see! Options include: Tropical Discovery, Predator Ridge, Great Apes, Bird World, Okapi Barn, Rhinos, Village Hall, and more! Denver Zoo admission is included. Valid through July 2020.


Kauai Condo in Poipu

4 People, 7 Nights

Four guests can stay in a condo at Waikomo Stream Villas for 7 nights. Garden view, two level floor plan, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, washer/dryer, and private view lanai! The complex also has parking, a swimming pool, and community BBQs! Valid for booking June 1-September 30, 2020, subject to availability. Other travel and activities are not included.

Zulu Nyala Photo Safari

2 People, 6 Nights

Two people will head to South Africa for a 6 night stay at the luxurious Zulu Nyala Wildlife Reserve. Three full meals are included daily as well as two guided wildlife viewing activities. Travel to and from South Africa is not included, but Zulu Nyala is available to work with you to organize your full trip.

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About the Comedian:

Stephanie McHugh

Stephanie McHugh’s wit and charm has made her a regular in the Denver comedy scene for over 15 years. After doing comedy less than a year, Steph won a trip to the Las Vegas Comedy Festival as a finalist in the Laugh Across America Contest. She went on to win the Summer Comedy Contest at Wits End Comedy Club.  Stephanie hasn’t looked back since, as she continues to entertain audiences across the country.

She kept radio listeners laughing on the Steve and Stephanie Morning Show on KOOL 105. She was also on Nick at Nite's TV Show "America's Funniest Mom".

Stephanie part of the comedic trio MentalPause Comedy Show that performs at Comedy Works while laughing off the middle ages!

Visit her website here.

About Comedy Night

Comedy Night originated as a twist on the traditional AAZK “Bowling for Rhinos” event that supports in-situ rhino conservation. The first ever Comedy Night featured Colorado native veterinarian and comedian Kevin Fitzgerald and raised $14,000!  As the years have passed, and our success has grown, Comedy Night now benefits a variety of projects including Denver Zoological Foundation field conservation programs, Snow Leopard Conservancy, Kea Conservation Trust, The Prusten Project, Pan African Sanctuary Alliance, Sea Turtle Survival Alliance, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, and Katie Adamson Conservation Fund. Since 2000, this event has raised over $100,000 for conservation and zookeeper professional development. Comedy Night has become RMAAZK's largest fundraiser and we are extremely grateful to everyone who supports this event year after year!