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Indianapolis’ own comedian, Scott Long, will host 9 local celebrities to take turns performing their own stand-up number. Scott will end the night with a performance that will keep the crowd laughing all the time.

The first-ever “Stand Up for Damar” event will put Indy-bred comedian Scott Long and nine local celebrities in the spotlight to raise funds for Damar Services, one of America’s leading service providers for people with developmental disabilities, behavioral and intellectual disabilities – and the people who love them.

A known stand-up veteran across the United States, Long, originally from Indianapolis, will coach local media stars and the head of Visit Indy on stand-up routines suitable for everyone’s professional and personal life.

A father of an autistic daughter, Long anchors “Stand Up for Damar” as part of his ongoing efforts to raise awareness for people with disabilities. The professional comedian has appeared on NBC, FOX-TV, the Bob and Tom Show and Dry Bar Comedy, and he’s betting his comedic credentials he can help local celebrities get the laughs with their own routines. To close the show, Long will perform with her daughter, Maddie.

“This event allows me to combine two of my biggest passions: making people laugh and standing up for people with disabilities,” Long said. “It will be an amazing time to benefit a great organization that does so much for truly remarkable people.”

Famous comedians are:

  • Eric Allen, DJ on B105.7 radio
  • Chris Hagan, sportscaster on FOX 59
  • WIBC’s Jason Hammer
  • Leonard Hoops, CEO of Visit Indy
  • JMV, host on 107.5 The Fan radio
  • Karen Laine, of HGTV’s “Good Bones”
  • Matt Pelsor, DJ on WTTS radio
  • Will Pfaffenberger, Smiley Morning Show producer
  • Matt Taylor, radio voice of the Indianapolis Colts

For over 50 years, Damar Services has been a leader in providing services to children and adults with autism and intellectual, developmental and behavioral disabilities. From its main campus on the southwest side of Indianapolis, ABA autism clinics in Avon and on the northeast side of Indy, and other locations across the state, Damar offers residential and community-based treatment , outpatient behavioral health services, and ABA autism services by Damar. In addition, Damar runs two schools and provides host families.

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Virginia S. Braud