Comedy for Conservation

Fundraising Event Series

Comedy for Conservation

Event Dates:
Saturday, February 19, 2022

Includes Zoo admission from 4 PM to 6 PM • Doors to the event open at 6 PM • Show is from 7 PM to 9 PM

Tickets now available — get yours before they sell out!

Enjoy a night of laughs with friends while supporting ZooTampa's conservation programs at Comedy for Conservation! This event series returns for 2022 and features nationally renowned comedians, up-close animal experiences, delicious food and drinks, and more!
This is an 18+ limited-capacity event. Event will take place at our covered outdoor Saunders Pavilion. Masks are strongly recommended for all guests regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking.

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022

18+ Only
Includes Zoo admission from 4 PM to 6 PM • Doors open at 6 PM • Show kicks off at 7 PM

Comedy show headliners Valarie Storm and Billy D Washington

Headliners:

Valarie Storm

Valarie Storm started her stand-up career in 1997. Since then, she has toured across the world. This veteran has worked in every type of venue in her 20+ year career, averaging 300 to 400 shows a year. She was featured in the premier episode of “Mom’s Night Out” on NickMom and has had several appearances on the Bob and Tom Show. She has also been seen on Comedy Time, shot in the legendary Ice House of Pasadena. Along with being invited to the Boston Comedy Festival twice, she also appeared in both Laughing Skull and the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. She has been working on the high seas with Carnival Cruise Lines since 2011.

Billy D. Washington

Billy D. Washington is a laid back and clever master of his craft. On his 4 year tour with Aretha Franklin she often referred to him as “Jazz telling jokes”. You can see many of Billy’s encore television performances on Paramont plus and Amazon.

An accomplished musician, award winning writer/director and festival darling, Billy has enjoyed over 30 years of success in comedy and music venues all over the world, including the Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY.

Program Details:
  • Tickets include admission to the Zoo from 4 PM to 6 PM
  • Doors to the event venue open at 6 PM with cash bar, food menu & animal mingle (Open bar for VIP)
  • Show kicks off at 7 PM
  • Must be 21+ with proper ID in order to purchase or consume alcohol

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This is a covered outdoor/open air event. Masks are strongly recommended to be worn by all guests regardless of vaccination status unless actively eating or drinking.

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Non-Members
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$40.00

VIP

$85.00

VIP available for Members & Non-Members. Select an option above to purchase.
Includes:

  • Open bar
  • All-day access to the zoo
  • One free meal from the menu

Comedy for Conservation Host Chuck Glass

Hosted By

Chuck Glass

Chuck Glass began his comedy career on a dare. He took the stage for the first time at the Tampa Improv in front of a sold out crowd and hasn't looked back since. Chuck's high energy and physical style of comedy has made him one of the most sought after local comedians today.

From his journey as a new father to growing up husky, Chuck's outside of the box point of view and off the wall antics take comedy to a whole new level.

Raised in Tampa, Florida, Chuck began blazing a trail through the Tampa Comedy scene from his debut. Chuck earned his nickname "Unbreakable", thanks to his sharp wit and uncanny ability to connect with any audience. He was won the L.O.L comedy competition, Show the Funny stand up competition, and the inaugural season of The Big Bang Show. He is also the Creative Director of GotJokes? Entertainment and a 6-time Best of the Bay winner.

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$35.00

Comedy for Conservation Host Chuck Glass

Hosted By

Chuck Glass

Award winning comic and Tampa native, Chuck Glass began his comedy when he took the stage for the first time at the Tampa Improv on a dare. His high energy, physical style of comedy and outside-the-box point of view takes comedy to a whole new level. Chuck earned the nickname “Unbreakable”, thanks to his sharp wit and uncanny ability to connect with any audience.

Know Before You Go

COVID Safety Information

  • Masks are required to participate in this event, except when eating or drinking. Disposable masks are available at no cost.
  • ZooTampa is principally an outdoor fresh-air experience; therefore, when outside, guests who maintain proper social distance are not required to wear face masks. Even so, every guest entering the Zoo is strongly encouraged to wear a mask. Disposable masks are available at no cost. Guests will be informed of venues/experiences where masks are required.
  • To ensure safety, participants agree to abide by Zoo safety protocols including social distancing and healthy hygiene practices.