Fred Brown Recovery Services Commemorates the Success of their Sober Comedy Show and Fundraiser

San Pedro, CA — Embarking on a jubilant journey of 40 years transforming lives, Fred Brown Recovery Services dazzled the night with their unforgettable “Sober Comedy Show and Fundraiser” on November 4th, 2023, hosted at the Dalmatian American Club.


The doors opened at 5:30 as a wave of enthusiastic guests flooded in, creating a lively tapestry of greetings, snapshots, and spirited bids at the silent auction.

As the clock struck 6 pm, attendees settled into their seats, and in honor of four decades of unwavering service, a captivating slideshow unfolded, weaving a mosaic of cherished memories and the faces that have shaped this remarkable journey.

At 6:30, dinner was served, allowing our diverse and eclectic audience the opportunity to connect with old friends and forge new bonds.

7:30 saw the closure of the silent auction, and the announcement of the winners.

And at 8:00, the stage ignited with laughter as Dustin Ybarrra unleashed his raw and edgy comedy, captivating the younger crowd. Kristen Key followed, serenading the audience with a delightful blend of original music and humor, paving the way for Alonzo Bodden, who left everyone in stitches with his impeccable crowd work and comedic timing.

Thank You:

The Fred Brown Recovery Services Event Team extends heartfelt gratitude to the constellation of stars who made this evening a reality. From the dedicated staff to the brilliant event planners, the gifted performers, the generous sponsors, the ticket purchasers, and our cherished guests—each played a vital role in transforming a mere idea into memories that will linger for a lifetime.

This spectacular night wasn’t just a triumph; it was a harmonious step towards the shared vision of enhancing a communal space, fostering tranquility, and providing a secure haven for families reuniting during visits to Fred Brown’s facilities. Thank you, once again, for making this soirée an unforgettable ode to 40 years of transformation and resilience.

About Fred Brown Recovery Services:

Fred Brown Recovery Services has provided substance use disorder recovery treatment for four decades. Their mission is to restore the lives of men and women who were formerly incarcerated, addicted, homeless, and suffering.

Quotes from the Comedians:

– Alonzo Bodden: “The greatest thing about doing a sober comedy show is there’s probably someone there who never thought they’d laugh again. Now they’re laughing sober.”

– Kristin Key: “I wouldn’t HAVE a career if it weren’t for my recovery! I’m so grateful to be able to perform, get some laughs, and raise some money for the incredible recovery services of Fred Brown! Happy 40th Anniversary!”

– Dustin Ybarra: “Getting sober was the best thing that’s ever happened to me, and being able to do stand-up comedy for organizations like Fred Brown that help others recover is something I will be forever grateful for.”