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Jokers and Jazz Bash 2024

Each April, DSSW holds its annual Bash, celebrating community and leadership, while raising dollars for its programs and services. We’re taking a step into the 1920’s as we support the organizational efforts into the future! Jokers and Jazz features live music from the Lisa Hittle Jazz Band, along with a fun silent auction, a catered meal and an hour of comedy from national comedian, Kira Soltanovich.

Proceeds remain local and support upcoming programs, including Summer of Discovery, and continued outreach and support.

Evening Schedule

Distillery 244 • 244 N. Mosley, Wichita, KS

6-7pm – Cocktail Hour with Lisa Hittle Jazz Band

7pm – Dinner and awards program hosted by

Rachel Hackbarth and Branden Stitt of KWCH

8:30pm – Comedy Hour with Kira Soltanovich

2024 Bash Honorees

Staci Flanagan –  Speech Therapist

Kimberly Mudd – Special Olympics

Roxana Smith – Resource Teacher


Rachel Hackbarth of KWCH

Branden Stitt of KWCH

Evening Comedian

Kira Soltanovich is a comedian, actress, and writer best known for her correspondent work on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for almost 9 years. She was the Phony Photo Booth, which turned into the show’s longest-running comedy piece. (that didn’t have Jay in it). Kira teams up with Jay Leno again in the You Bet Your Life game show reboot in syndication on FOX now.

Kira has a half-hour stand-up special on Showtime called Here Comes Trouble and a one-hour stand-up special on Amazon called You Did This To Me. She’s the sidekick to host Donald Faison on the Netflix game show, Winsanity and she’s been a recurring comedian on several FOX television shows: Punchline and The Drama. Kira was a series regular on two seasons of TruTV’s How To Be A Grownup, and also shot two seasons of the Facebook series The Turndown which was shot exclusively in a bed.

Kira has been featured on Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Nickelodeon, and several Disney shows. Kira has performed at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal several times and is the 2018 winner of the Big Sky Comedy Festival in Montana.

Still, one of her greatest achievements in showbiz was writing jokes for Joan Rivers on the television series How’d You Get So Rich? on TV Land.

Event Sponsors

We would be thrilled to have your support. Please consider joining us as an event sponsor this year. Proceeds remain local and support upcoming programs, including Summer of Discovery, and the Mobile Morning Truck initiative.

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