'Giggles and Gloves' Fundraiser at MGM Grand Detroit


DETROIT — Get ready for another night of laughs as Mittens for Detroit and Pinup Girl Clothing are proud to present the fourth annual, “A Night of Giggles & Gloves,” a one-night only comedy show benefiting Mittens for Detroit, on Jan. 25 at the MGM Grand Detroit Ballroom. Headlining this year’s show will be Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, who spent 15 years as the head writer and radio personality of The Howard Stern Show. The event will be hosted by actress and charity founder Erin Cummings and Fox 2 reporter Roop Raj.

“We are so excited to bring our annual comedy show and fundraiser,” Cummings said. “Having Jackie ‘The Joke Man’ Martling as our headliner this year is really fabulous, as Jackie is a comic legend and I recently learned, a Michigan State Alum. I know our attendees will have a fun time and truly help warm the hands and hearts of Detroiters in need this winter.”

A longtime fixture of radio’s Howard Stern Show, Martling was born and raised on Long Island, N.Y. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University in 1971. In 1986, Jackie became a full-time cast member and writer of Stern’s show. Jackie left the show in 2001 after 15-year run as head writer of the show, four television series, and three Pay-Per-Views. Jackie currently works on Howard 101 Sirius Satellite Radio doing his own radio show out of New York City.

Opening the show will be local comedian, Jeff Dwoskin. a winner of the Dick Purtan Comedy Showcase and has shared the stage with some great comedians, including: Tim Allen, Jeffrey Ross, Gilbert Godfried, Kathleen Madigan, and Lisa Lampanelli.

Mittens for Detroit, founded by Cummings, is a nonprofit, whose sole purpose is to collect and distribute new gloves and mittens to children and adults in the city of Detroit. For more information, visit mittensfordetroit.org or e-mail, info@mittensfordetroit.org    

VIP Tickets are $100 and General Admission are $50.                                                                               

Sponsor Tables of 10 are available for $1,000.  Tickets are on sale at neptix.com and click on the event link.