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Doug Pederson Celebrity Event

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Jul 23rd, 2014

Fifty years of funny took center stage at the West Monroe Convention Center June 21, as Doug Pederson hosted the 12th Annual Doug Pederson Event to benefit ARCO, a Community Resource. This year’s celebrity event was headlined by Second City, the internationally renowned comedy team from Chicago that has given rise over the years to some of the biggest names in comedy.

The Second City comedy troupe is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and the ARCO fundraiser was part of that celebration. Pederson pointed out the event also celebrated 60 years of service to citizens with developmental disabilities.

The main event featured a one-hour comedy skit that Second City custom wrote for the ARCO event. Entertainment also included a series of Second City’s signature improvisation. In addition to the evening’s celebrity entertainment, there was also a live auction. A golf tournament was held the following Saturday at Calvert Crossing.