Now It's a Special Evening

Bill Cosby gets dumped for Dana Carvey at special Dallas fundraiser

Bill Cosby gets dumped for Dana Carvey at special Dallas fundraiser

Dana Carvey
Dana Carvey is the new headliner for LaunchAbility’s 14th annual Special Evening set for April 2, 2015.
 
Photo courtesy of Allen Event Center

Dallas charity LaunchAbility has tapped Emmy Award-winning comedian Dana Carvey to perform at the 14th annual A Special Evening fundraiser set for April 2, 2015, at Meyerson Symphony Center. Carvey is a much less controversial figure than the originally scheduled entertainer, Bill Cosby, whose name has been all over the news lately due to multiple allegations of sexual assault.

The charity was quick to react: It had just held a kickoff party on November 12, at the home of event chairs Regina Montoya and Paul Coggins, announcing Cosby as headliner.

Carvey was a Saturday Night Live regular, well-known for characters like the Church Lady, Hans (from the duo Hans and Franz), and the Grumpy Old Man. He also played Garth, Mike Meyers’ sidekick on Wayne’s World.

Carvey joins a long list of prestigious past entertainers for A Special Evening, including Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins, Vince Gill and Smokey Robinson.

Sponsorships for A Special Evening with Dana Carvey range from $750 to $2,500. For more information, contact Karen Cooper at 972-991-6777 x. 7120 or Karen.Cooper@LaunchAbility.org. Or visit the LaunchAbility website.

For more than 50 years, LaunchAbility has been expanding worlds for people with disabilities by providing services to help them reach their maximum potential. LaunchAbility is dedicated to helping employers build diverse cultures through disability hiring while supporting our clients, who are adults with diverse abilities, in leading independent lives.