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Featuring
Daren Streblow

Benefiting

Presented by

Alabama Financial Advisors &
Premier Service Company

Tuscaloosa
Comedy Café

October 17th
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Bryant Conference Center

What is the Comedy Café?

The Tuscaloosa Comedy Café is an annual fund-raising event that helps fund the on-going ministry of Tuscaloosa Youth For Christ and its ministry satellites. This unique event combines coffee and delicious desserts with family-friendly comedy and a creative program that highlights young people and tells the YFC story.

In its seventh year, the Tuscaloosa Comedy Café has grown to over 400 adult guests.

Who is Youth For Christ?

Youth For Christ is an international Christian youth outreach aimed at sharing the Good News Jesus Christ with high school students who are not yet part of a local church. YFC reaches youth in over 100 countries and ministers to over 2,000 students in Tuscaloosa County. YFC's primary ministries in Tuscaloosa are Campus Life, Teen Moms and CORE. To learn more contact Tuscaloosa Youth For Christ at 205-752-3361.

What does it cost?

Seats are $50 each. In many instances, table hosts have covered the cost for their guests to attend. All funds raised will benefit the youth of Tuscaloosa through the work of YFC.

What can I expect?

It will be a night you will never forget. YFC students and staff will share great stories of what God is doing in and through them. Comedian Daren Streblow will bring his unique blend of humor and guests will be challenged to join us in delivering the hope of Christ to thousands of area youth. Our hope is you will join us a financial partner in this mission.

How long does it last?

Doors open at 6:30 and the program will conclude by 8:30.

Can I bring my children?

The evening's program is intended for adults who will consider partnering with Youth For Christ. Childcare is available for those age 2 and up.

How do I reserve my seat?

Reserve your seats by calling the Youth For Christ offices at 752-3361 or by reserving seats on the Contact tab.

Reserve Seats

Reserve your seats by calling the Youth For Christ offices at 752-3361 or by reserving seats on the Contact tab.

Daren Streblow

Daren Streblow’s unique style of observational stand-up comedy has been entertaining hundreds-of-thousands of people throughout the United States and around the world since he first stepped on the stage in 1995. Daren headlines churches, fundraisers, corporate functions, and colleges all over North America. He’s a “humor opportunist” who is always looking for the comical side of life and how people live it. He takes topics that everyone can relate to and filters them through his unique lens where connecting A to B leads to a letter in the Greek alphabet or maybe salad dressing.

With an offbeat style that has earned him the title “The King of Uncool,” Daren’s demeanor carries an audience along at an easy pace, and often take people by surprise with the intensity of their own laughter. He works hard to craft his humor in well-oiled routines that works magic with the audience and creates a solid connection with them, often catering to their specific age, profession, or background. Added to his love for stories, comical facial-expression, and wild antics, you have a presentation that is both sophisticated and wacky, whimsical and thoughtful, and just plain fun to behold.

Born in Ely, Minnesota, Daren grew up with a robust imagination. He loved superheroes, which often got him into trouble. He would pin a large “S” on his chest, wrap a dish-towel around his neck, and jump into moving traffic to stop the villainous drivers. Fortunately for him, it always worked. He also found amusement in shooting arrows at neighbor’s houses and occasionally lighting campfires in their basements. He confesses that his mother “wasn’t at her emotional best during those years.”

Daren is often asked if he was the class clown in school. “Not really” he says. “I had a sense of humor, but it was pretty raw and unrefined. So when I cracked jokes in class most of my classmates thought I was being serious and wrote me off as a space alien.” Daren’s humor did occasionally cause his teachers to laugh out loud. “But making the teacher laugh didn’t score a lot of points with my peers.”

Daren’s mother saw that he needed a creative outlet and encouraged him to take a part-time job at KDNW radio in Duluth, Minnesota. “I was 16 and had this super-deep voice that made listeners think I was 40. So they thought it was weird when I was telling them little stories about something funny that happened in algebra class.”

He earned a degree in communications from University of Minnesota, Duluth. At the time, Daren believed he was pursuing a lifelong career in radio, but a strange event changed his direction. Out of the blue, a still small voice told him to be a comedian. Weird. However, Daren says he will tell you all the details if you ask him and he insists there were no drugs involved.

Early in his comedy career, Daren met comedian Brad Stine who became an instrumental influence on the young performer’s development. Brad encouraged Daren to get involved in open-mic nights at comedy clubs. For 4 years Daren drove 2 1/2 hours to Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, performed a 3 to 7 minute set, and drove back home. He says those years were his comedy education and if you can learn to make people laugh with clean comedy in an open-mic environment, it will work anywhere.

Daren Streblow enjoys the challenge and creativity that comes with being a clean comedian. He performs around the United States and around the world in clubs, colleges, corporations, and even churches with a hysterical act that is getting rave reviews from people of all walks of life.

Current Sponsors

Thank you to the following businesses who care about the youth of the Tuscaloosa community and have partnered with us to make this event possible for you, our guests.

Presenting Sponsors
Comedian Sponsors
Class Clowns



Sponsorship

We invite you and your business to participate in Tuscaloosa's premier comedy event by becoming a sponsor of the Comedy Café. Sponsorship includes excellent marketing opportunities to tell the Tuscaloosa community you care about our community's youth. To discuss a sponsorship email us at campuslife@tuscaloosayfc.com and we will send you a sponsor form.

  • "The Tuscaloosa Comedy Café and Daren Streblow brought to you by your business" in all marketing materials including website, tickets, invitations, email blasts, billboards, Druid City Living ad and Tuscaloosa News ad
  • Prominent sign placement at Café
  • Acknowledgment from emcee at Café
  • 16 tickets for guests to attend Comedy Café
  • B/W logo in 3,000 piece Youth For Christ newsletter
  • Company logo on website, Tuscaloosa News ad, and DCL ad
  • One month of digital billboard with company logo
  • Prominent sign placement at Café
  • 8 tickets to the Comedy Café
  • Company name listed in 3,000 piece Youth For Christ newsletter
  • Company logo on website, Tuscaloosa News ad, and DCL ad
  • One month of digital billboard with company logo
  • Prominent sign placement at Café
  • 8 tickets to the Comedy Café
  • Company name listed in 3,000 piece Youth For Christ newsletter
  • Company logo on website, Tuscaloosa News ad, and DCL ad
  • One month of digital billboard with company logo
  • Prominent sign placement at Café
  • 8 tickets to the Comedy Café
  • Company name listed in 3,000 piece Youth For Christ newsletter
  • Company logo on website, Tuscaloosa News ad, and DCL ad
  • One month of digital billboard with company logo
  • Prominent sign placement at Café
  • 8 tickets to the Comedy Café
  • Company name listed in 3,000 piece Youth For Christ newsletter
  • Company logo on website, Tuscaloosa News ad, and DCL ad
  • Prominent sign placement at Café
  • Name listed in printed program
  • Contact

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