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Comedy show to be held in memory of slain Parkland student, Jaime Guttenberg

It’s been anything but easy for the Guttenberg family since the loss of their daughter, Jaime Guttenberg in the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School back in 2018.

Though, Jaime will never be forgotten and her father, Fred Guttenberg — who’s a New York native — is and has been ensuring that. 

Guttenberg created a charity in his daughter’s honor, called “Orange Ribbons For Jaime,” named for the high school student’s favorite color. 

“About 2 weeks after Jaime was murdered, we learned that orange also happens to be the universal color of the gun safety movement.  With that, our hope is to make the Orange Ribbon the symbol of the gun safety movement.  My hope is that all people who care about public safety from guns will help me to do this,” Guttenberg wrote for his daughter’s GoFundMe page.

“She was a beautiful, kind and intelligent teenage girl.  She danced with tremendous grace, had an amazing smile, and loved to laugh,” he continued.

The latest commemoration for Jaime is a planned comedy show in Florida at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Feb 19. The show’s proceeds will benefit programs the organization supports, including a scholarship program for kids of all sorts of abilities, according to the charity 

Titled “An Evening of Laughter,” this fundraiser will feature nationally-recognized comedians  like Alonzo Bodden of NBCʼs Last Comic Standing, Dr. Ken, Fresh Off the Boat, The Tonight Show, along with Jim Breuer of Saturday Night Live, Half-Baked, and even ESPN SportsCenter, and Jessica Kirson from The Comedian, The Howard Stern Show, The Tonight Show, and The View. 

Tickets are currently on sale and range from $75 -$175, patrons also have the opportunity to purchase a VIP package that provides the best seats in the house, along with a pre-event Meet & Greet cocktail reception with the talent, and so much more. 

For more information, visit orangeribbonsforjaime.org.

Alex Mitchell