Community invited for an evening of laughs, friends and food; proceeds will
provide scholarships for deserving HCCC students.
March 17, 2015, Jersey City, NJ – The West Hudson Scholarship
Committee of the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation will host a “Comedy
Night” fundraiser on Wednesday evening, May 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at San Carlo
Fine Catering Hall – 620 Stuyvesant Avenue in Lyndhurst, NJ. Proceeds from the
event will benefit deserving HCCC students from East Newark, Harrison, Kearny
and North Arlington.
“Comedy Night” will begin with an hour-long “meet-and-greet”
session during which hors d’oeuvres will be served. A family-style dinner (with
dessert) will follow, and a cash bar will be offered all evening.
Stand-up comedian, performer, and comedy sketch writer, Rob Ryan
will be the master of ceremonies. Mr. Ryan is a regular performer at iconic comedy
clubs, including The Comic Strip and Gotham Comedy Club, and he was recently
named “The Funniest Person on Long Island.”
The show will also feature the stand-up performer Richie Byrne,
who has worked top comedy venues including Dangerfield’s, Caroline’s and Gotham
Comedy Club. Mr. Byrne is the warm-up comic for “The Dr. Oz Show,” and an
accomplished actor and singer with a resume of theatrical and television
credits that include “Sex & the City,” “The Sopranos,” and “Law &
Order: Criminal Intent.”
Comedian, writer, and actor Buddy Fitzpatrick will also entertain
that evening. A regular on Comedy Central who has also appeared on ABC TV and
A&E Network, Mr. Fitzpatrick’s credits include HBO’s “The Sopranos” and the
film, “Harlem Aria.” In addition, he has
written, produced, and performed his biographical play “Sides” at various New
York City theaters.
The evening’s performances will be appropriate for children 13 and
older. The cost for tickets is $75 per person and may be obtained now by contacting
HCCC Vice President for Development Joseph Sansone at (201) 360-4006 or
The Hudson County Community College Foundation is a 501 (c) 3
Corporation, which gives tax-exempt status to contributors. Since the
Foundation was established in 1997, it has provided over $2 million in
scholarships to more than 2,000 students.
In addition, the HCCC Foundation established the Foundation Art
Collection eight years ago to coincide with the initiation of the College’s
Fine Arts studies program. Presently, the Collection includes more than 800 paintings,
lithographs, photographs, sculptures, and other works-of-art that are displayed
throughout all of the buildings on the College’s Journal Square Campus and at
the North Hudson Higher Education Center. Artists in the Collection include:
Donald Baechler, Leonard Baskin, Elizabeth Catlett, Christo, Willie Cole,
Edward S. Curtis, Marcel Duchamp, Lisa Parker Hyatt, Rockwell Kent, Joseph
Kosuth, Valeri Larko, Roy Lichtenstein, Reginald Marsh, Méret Oppenheim, Robert
Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Mickalene Thomas, and William Wegman. The Foundation
also hosts a series of lectures called “Arts Talks,” which feature prominent
artists and art authorities and scholars and are open to the general public.
The HCCC Foundation’s Board of Directors also
organizes and holds an annual Golf Outing, “Night at the Races,” and the HCCC
Employees’ Scholarship Luncheon. There are other events held throughout the
year to build scholarship funds for students specifically from Hudson County’s
northern and western municipalities.