The comics that care:  Stan Chen, Mike Polites, Troy Davis, Maques Bunn, and Mel Fine

The comics that care: Stan Chen, Troy Davis, Marques Bunn, Mike Polites, and Mel Fine

About 100 Indianapolis patrons were laughing for a good cause last evening at Morty’s Comedy Club on Indianapolis’ North Side.   The Communications Club at IUPUI teamed up with The Salvation Army to present Comics That Care, a charity event to benefit The Salvation Army’s Homelessness Bites program.  Some of the area’s funniest professional stand-up comedians donated their time, including headliner Troy Davis who has been featured on The Bob and Tom Show. Other comedians performing were Mike Polites, Marques Bunn, Mel Fine and Stan Chen.

Mike Polites – comedian, IUPUI Communication Professor, and organizer – said this event is important to his students.  “It’s a chance to get my students involved in something to support our community.  It’s all about helping others,” said Polites.  This is a philosophy that Eric Shorts, owner of Morty’s Comedy Joint, also believes in.  “Morty’s is committed to supporting the Indianapolis charity community.  We consider it an honorable mission to help out charities like The Salvation Army,” said Shorts.

Homelessness Bites is The Salvation Army’s campaign to end homelessness in the city of Indianapolis.  Each year about 7,500 of our neighbors find themselves homeless in Indianapolis.  Even more troubling is the fact that 1,300 of these people are children.  The Salvation Army is meeting the needs of our homeless neighbors each year.  Find out more at

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