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A benefit for Gilda’s Club Quad Cities to support those in our community that are living with cancer. This is our signature event and a night to honor Gilda Radner, original cast member on Saturday Night Live who understood that laughter is the best medicine, and the inspiration behind Gilda’s Club.

Josh Blue performs over 200 shows a year and is selling out shows across the country, continuing to spread laughter and break down stereotypes of people with disabilities. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are alike.

Don’t miss this chance to see him live! Come out to laugh and then dance the night away to local fan favorite, Soul Storm.

Your ticket includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, comedy show and live music. An exciting night to raise funds to support those in our community impacted by cancer with a robust silent auction, wine and whiskey pull and fund a need.

Funds raised at this event stay locally to support the NO COST programs and services provided by Gilda’s Club Quad Cities. 

Interested in being a sponsor for this event? Please contact Lexi Bull, Development and Events Manager, by email at or by phone (563) 949-2648.

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About Our Performers

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Josh Blue

Following his groundbreaking win on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006, Josh Blue has risen through the ranks to become a well-established headliner at venues throughout the world. In 2018, Josh crushed his set on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In the same year, he was honored with a performance at the William H. Macy Gala at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada. In 2021, Blue auditioned for America’s Got Talent, where he placed third in the season. In 2023, Blue appeared on America’s Got Talent: All-Stars and placed third as well.

Critics have said Josh is not a cerebral palsy comic; he’s a comic who happens to have cerebral palsy. His story has been featured on Fox, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, and CNN. He was the first comedian to perform stand-up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. His other TV credits include Live with Regis and Kelly, Comics Unleashed, Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops on CMT, and made is late night debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He has had specials on Comedy Central, Showtime, Netflix, HULU and Amazon.

Josh represented the United States in 8 countries as a member of the US Paralympic Soccer Team. Josh and his team were thoroughly disgraced in the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece by not scoring a single goal. He is a single father living in Denver, CO with his son, Simon and his daughter, Seika. He also boasts of a girlfriend.

Soul Storm

Soul Storm is a Pop, R&B, Rock, Quad City dance band that has a large, local following. 

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We are so grateful for our fabulous sponsors!