About Laughs for Lizzie Benefit Show
Lizzie is a Patient Champion at this year’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon. Lizzie is also the daughter of Comedian Dan Swartwout. Join Dan and his comedy friends, Jason Banks, Dino Tripodis, and more, for a great night of comedy as they raise money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital on Lizzie’s behalf. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and there will be some additional opportunities for you to help kids like Lizzie. Laughs for Lizzie will be a hilarious night with some of the Funny Bone’s favorite comedians. It will also be a great night to help children throughout Central Ohio.
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Champions: 24 patients treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are selected to line each mile of the race, share their story and inspire others. Each Patient Champion chooses a theme for their mile and is celebrated for their strength and bravery.
About Dan Swartwout: Dan Swartwout is a nationally touring stand-up comedian who performs at comedy clubs across the country. Dan was selected for the Boston Comedy Festival, won the Carnival Cruise Comedy Challenge, and is the studio audience host for the Ohio Lottery Game Show Cash Explosion.
Additionally, Dan has performed at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, has been the warm-up act for CNBC's Mad Money, and has been a guest on numerous television and radio shows across the country. In 2015, Dan made his national TV debut when he performed standup on an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters.
Dan's CD, "100% Certified HPA," debuted in the Top 40 on the iTunes comedy charts and is currently in regular rotation on Sirius/XM Radio.
About Jason Banks: Jason Banks has a unique and refreshing style of comedy that has landed him on some of the nation’s most lucrative stages, including The World Famous Comedy Store and The Apollo Theatre. His hilarious, over-exaggerated stories have secured his position as one of Columbus’s top comedians, having been named funniest person in Ohio in 2008, and funniest person in Columbus in 2013. Jason has performed in multiple comedy festivals across the country, including the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival, and has been featured on Sirius Satellite Radio, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, and Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks on TruTV. With his indisputable talent, it's only a matter of time before Jason Banks becomes a household name.
About Dino Tripodis: Columbus radio legend Dino Tripodis was one of the hosts of Sunny in the Morning with Dino and Stacy for 24 years. He’s also a comedian, writer, and filmmaker. His company NEVER THE LUCK PRODUCTIONS has produced shorts and feature films, and his humorous cocktail book THE 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COCKTAILING is a holiday favorite.