Comedian Steve Mazan will take the stage at the Orpheum Theatre Saturday night as part of the Raise the Woof comedy series, benefitting rural animal shelters. Mazan says playing in smaller markets allows facilities with a low profile to get much needed fundraising, and it brings him to audiences who are appreciative of the chance to see professional acts. The founder of the tour designed it with that in mind.
Mazan has been to the Copper Country before, and has fond memories. His background includes winning an Emmy writing for Ellen DeGeneres. He has been practicing stand up for 20 years.
Tickets are in short supply. Remaining seats are sold individually for $20 or two for $30. Houghton Community Broadcasting and Superior Block of Houghton ensure talent fees and other costs are taken care of. All proceeds go to the Copper Country Humane Society.
The long weekend will be a big one for animal shelter support. Monday is the Betty White Challenge, recognizing how important charitable efforts for the Humane Society and other organizations were to the late actress. She would have been 100 on January 17th.