Jokers and Jazz

Jokers and Jazz Bash 2022

Each April, DSSW holds its annual Bash, celebrating community and leadership, while raising dollars for its programs and services. This year’s event returns to an in-person event, with a nod to the roaring 20’s! The jazz band will set the vibe, along with a fun silent auction, a catered meal from Corporate Caterers, and an hour of comedy from national comedian, Josh Sneed. 

Proceeds remain local and support upcoming programs, including Summer of Discovery, and the Mobile Morning Truck initiative.

Evening’s Schedule

 The Vail • 210 N. Mosley, Wichita, KS

6-7pm – Cocktail Hour

7pm – Dinner and awards program

8:30pm – Comedy Hour with Josh Sneed

2022 Bash Honorees

Jenny Mitchell/Laughing Feet

Myra Jacobs/Catholic Charities


2022 Self Advocates

Matthew Daylor

Kaitlyn Eads

Sammy Rader

This year's Comedian: Josh sneed

Josh Sneed is a nationally touring comedian who’s had appearances on Comedy Central, including his own comedy special. He’s been seen on Last Comic Standing and is one of the most played artists on Sirius/XM radio.  Josh’s latest special, “Josh Sneed: LIve in the Dessert,” was released in 2018 by Dry Bar Comedy. Clips from the special have been viewed more than 50 million times. He has performed at the prestigious “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival in Montreal, the Aspen Comedy Festival, and was chosen by Comedy Central to perform in their inaugural South Beach Comedy Festival. 

Josh finished 2nd out of 100 of Comedy Central’s top comedians in the Annual Stand-up Showdown Competition, and released an album on Comedy Central Records called “Unacceptable,” which iTunes selected as one of the Top 10 comedy albums released that yeear. His follow-up album, “Unsung Hero” also debuted at the top of the iTunes comedy chart. He has made numerous appearances on the nationally syndicated, “The Bob & Tom Show,” and performed on many stops of their sold-out theater tour. He’s shared the stage with Dave Chappelle, Jim Gaffigan, Ron White, and Kevin Hart.

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