The Detroit Party Benefitting the Detroit Creativity Project – A Laugh on Behalf Production Hosted by Keegan-Michael Key

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This is a great thing, guys! Try to make it, if you can. I’ll be releasing an interview with Marc Evan Jackson tomorrow so look for it!!
On Saturday, November 1 at Largo at the Coronet at 8pm
The Detroit Party Benefitting the Detroit Creativity Project – A Laugh on Behalf Production Hosted by Keegan-Michael Key
Hosted by Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele)

Featuring: Marc Evan Jackson
(DCP co-founder, 22 Jump Street, Brooklyn 99)

Paget Brewster

(Criminal Minds, Huff, Friends)

Kumail Nanjiani
(Silicon Valley, The Meltdown, Portlandia)

Thomas Middleditch
(Silicon Valley, Splinterhead)

Allee Willis
(Grammy Award-winning songwriter for the “Beverly Hills Cop” soundtrack, & nominated for “Friends” theme song “I’ll Be There for You”, Artist, Author, & Director)

Benmont Tench
(Founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

And performances by
Sara Watkins
(Watkins Family Hour)

Martin Starr
(Freaks & Geeks, Party Down, Silicon Valley)
with Common Rotation

and more!
Proceeds will provide arts education for Detroit kids.

Tickets are still available here: 

And if you can’t make the show but would still like to support DCP, you can give here:

The Detroit Creativity Project (DCP) was founded in 2011 to help raise much-needed funds to provide valuable arts education.  This plan was due to the local economy challenge and the lack of funds for education that has led to many Detroit public schools being forced to cut back on arts programming.

Their founding members are a group of working actors, writers, directors and musicians whose roots are in Detroit. The roster includes artists from across the spectrum of the performing arts: a musical director for a Grammy award-winning pop artist, a rising young film director, and the creators and stars of popular television comedy shows.

In 2012, the DCP began collaborating with the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit/Y-Arts to provide a free improvisational theater program for Detroit middle and high school students. The 10-week program is offered through Y-Arts Detroit during the fall and spring school semesters. The instructors are working artists with formal training in improvisation and arts education. In addition to their professional training, DCP instructors complete an orientation program through Y-Arts prior to leading their first class. To date, the course has been offered as part of English, language arts and theater curriculums. Students represent a broad cross-section of ethnicities and incomes, and come from neighborhoods across Detroit.
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