When something tickles a dog’s fancy, they wag their tails. When cats are content, they purr. For humans, laughter is the thing, and there was plenty of that going on Thursday evening as the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter presented a comedy fundraiser.
Staged at Flappers Comedy Club, the evening billed as Laugh Your Tail Off: A Night to Save Animals saw a sellout crowd of more than 200 enjoy the comedic stylings of Harland Williams who has appeared in such films as “There’s Something About Mary” and “Dumb & Dumber.” Hosted by NBC-4 weatherman Fritz Coleman, the evening also included a performance by Trevor Moore, Zach Cregger and Sam Brown of the Whitest Lids U’ Know sketch comedy troupe.
Welcomed by shelter volunteers Pat McCauley and Janina Fischer, supporters had the opportunity to compete in a raffle and auction that offered prizes including VIP tickets to see a Los Angeles Lakers game, or a taping of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” or “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Flappers co-owners Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz also stepped up to the plate in support of the shelter, by not just donating the venue, but also by offering a lifetime club membership for the evening’s auction.