Ontario County Police Benevolent Association sponsors event to bond community, law enforcement

CANANDAIGUA — Comedian Paul Venier, who has performed on "The Tonight Show," HBO and Comedy Central will bring his show to The Inn on the Lake Jan. 20 for a night of comedy. Serving it Up for the Blue and Stand Up for the Blue will feature food and drink, followed by the show to benefit Ontario County Police Benevolent Association and Canandaigua and Victor-Farmington Kiwanis Clubs.

The evening of comedy is meant to help beat the winter blues and build the bond between community and law enforcement, according to a release from OCPBA.

Starting at 5 p.m., Serving It Up For the Blue will feature the three organizations competing to provide the best service and earn “tips” for their cause. Immediately following that at 8 p.m., Stand Up For The Blue will feature “Comedy Tornado” Paul Venier. The comedian, musician, actor, writer, and producer has been a regular performer at numerous venues including The Improv and The Tropicana in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.

Food and drink specials will be complimentary of The Inn on the Lake at the free Stand it Up for the Blue event, with teams vying for the most tips for winner-takes-all for their cause. The winner will be announced at 7:30 p.m, along with winners of raffle prizes and 50/50 drawing. Seating will open at 7:30pm for the comedy show starting at 8 p.m.

This “rapid-fire paced show” running about two hours was voted "Best Comedy Variety Act" by LA Comedy Awards. Tickets for the comedy show are $20 each and can be purchased via PayPal at www.oc-pba.org or reserved by contacting Donna Schaertl 585-481-1871 or donnaschaertl@gmail.com


If you go

WHAT Serving it Up for the Blue, Stand Up for the Blue events

WHEN Friday, Jan. 20, 5-7 p.m., food and drink; 7:30 p.m. seating for 8 p.m. show

WHERE The Inn on the Lake, 770 S. Main St., Canandaigua

DETAILS Food and drink, followed by “Comedy Tornado” Paul Venier (www.comedytornado.com) performance. Event benefits Canandaigua Kiwanis Club, Victor-Farmington Kiwanis Club and Back the Blue Fund. Comedy show tickets are $20 each. Buy via PayPal at www.oc-pba.org or reserve by contacting Donna Schaertl at 585-481-1871 or donnaschaertl@gmail.com. A limited number of tickets will be at the door. One must be 18 or older with valid ID to attend and 21 or older with valid ID to consume alcohol.