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On Saturday, September 07, 2019, Kids Talk Child Advocacy Center will host its' 5th Annual Stand Up For Kids fundraising event, featuring Jeff Allen as our headline comedian. Proceeds will benefit abused and neglected children served by Kids Talk. This website is the exclusive site to buy VIP tickets for an amazing night of food, fun, and camaraderie. The VIP evening will feature a night of stand up comedy, heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and a silent auction at the beautiful downtown Paramount Theatre Ballroom. The comedy will kick off with an Amateur Comedy Competition between three local celebrities: Sheriff Scott Mellinger, St. Vincent Hospital's Wendy Buck, and Pastor Rick Vale of Central Christian Church and Artistic Director of The Alley Theatre. The evening will culminate with our headline professional comedian, Jeff Allen. Each celebrity amateur will compete, representing a different Madison County children's-serving charity.  The winner will be chosen by audience vote and the charity represented by the winner will receive $1,000 of the event proceeds.

About our headliner:

A favorite of Dry Bar Comedy, Jeff Allen is bringing his The America I Grew Up In tour to Anderson, Indiana as part of the Stand Up for Kids comedy fundraiser. Jeff combines his clean, hilarious humor like no other comedian working today.

Performing comedy for over three decades, Jeff's work has been seen on every cable comedy show in the U.S. including Comedy Central's Premium Blend and VH1's Standup Spotlight including his one-hour special, Happy Wife, Happy Life . He's been featured on the Grand Old Opry, the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the Montreal Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival-the world's most prestigious comedy venues.

Jeff is regarded as one of the premiere clean comedians working today.  Most of his humor centers on marriage and living with teenages - material to which everyone can relate.



Parking is available in many street parking spaces as well as a parking garage, located at 11th and Main Streets, behind the Paramount Theatre.


At Kids Talk Child Advocacy Center, a program of Aspire Indiana, we provide forensic interviews and victim advocacy for children who are reported as abused or neglected and serve non-offending parents or caregivers as well. We bring the system to the child by providing a child friendly location where our trained interviewers conduct one interview that serves the needs of all investigative agencies, eliminating the need for multiple interviews. Children only interact with our interviewer and victim advocate while investigative agencies are in a separate room, watching the interview via live video feed. This greatly reduces the trauma that children can experience during investigations of abuse while building strong cases for prosecution. Since opening our doors in 2014, the number of child abuse cases being prosecuted have more than tripled in Madison County - an important outcome as Madison County has the 3rd highest rate of substantiated cases of abuse and neglect in Indiana. In 2018, Kids Talk was able to respond to 756 children who were reported as sexually or physically abused, neglected or had witnessed violence in their homes and we have served over 2,600 children since 2014.

Kids Talk also provides body safety education to students in grades K-12 throughout much of Madison County, Tipton County, Hancock County and in Delaware County. Our education program teaches young students about appropriate boundaries for touches and how to report inappropriate touches to trusted adults. The program also teaches older students about online and mobile app safety, age and meaning of consent, and personal and legal ramifications of sexting.

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