Comedian Lineup for Night of Laughter Event

Night Of Laughter, Night of Hope

Whitney Hicks

"Actress/Comedian Performing "The Spoken Word". Whitney Hicks is a poet, actress and media entertainment host. She has performed across the valley and is known for her honest words and relatable reality that she expresses through her poetry. She has acted in various commercials that can be seen on local Phoenix TV. She is a member of the comedy troupe "The 4th Wall" The valley's only performing comedy ensemble.

Gene Moore

Gene is an accomplished stand-up comedian with a fast paced high spirited energy style that brings his life as a Gay Hispanic US Army Veteran to diverse audiences across the western states. He has a unique vision of life in the gay and straight communities as they collide in today’s ever changing world. He is also a successful web series host, pod cast writer- producer and corporate emcee.

Maryanne Marttini

Maryanne Marttini   Maryanne is one of only a dozen transgender women comedians in the U.S. Her comedy places a face, in front of thousands of people from coast to coast, that have never met a transgender person. She has turned the trauma of growing up in the fifties and sixties, as a transgender girl, to laughter and understanding. Her life, as a “special lady,” creates a unique look at the world from a perspective that we can all laugh about, right along with her. Maryanne was a part of the first season of the award winning television series “Transparent,” and the last season of “Glee.” Originally from Seattle, she has been proud Arizona residents for thirteen years.

Erin Ontkos

Erin Ontko was raised in Western PA and lives in Phoenix where she enjoys performing all over the valley. Erin has participated in contests and festivals around the country. She regales audiences with her stories of single life and educating Arizonans on Amish culture. Erin has opened for several nationally touring comics, produced independent shows and runs a weekly open mic out of ThirdSpace in Phoenix.