Local and regional comedians and musicians will take to the stage Saturday in Putnam with the goal of helping a local Native American tribe keep its office.
The Nipmuc Nation Pay the Rent Comedy Event takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary Church in Putnam.
The show will feature four comedians, including Quiet Corner native Scott Higgins, along with music by Llama Tsunami, a cash bar with wine from Woodstock’s Taylor Brooke Winery, appetizers and raffles.
“We expect this to be a really fun night,” said Higgins, of Danielson, a regular on the East Coast comedy circuit who also can put “actor” on his resume after appearing in the movie “Zookeeper” with Kevin James. “Where can you go for $40 a couple to see live comedy, live music, get appetizers, and the money goes for a good cause.”
The Killingly High School graduate — “I was voted class clown,” he said — will be joined by fellow stand-up comics Dr. Jay Sutay, a South Windsor-based pediatrician who was a finalist in the 2012 Funniest Comic in New England Contest held at Mohegan Sun; Brian Plumb, who has performed at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods; David Lamb, Boston Globe’s “Comic on the Rise”; and emcee Eric Gould.
In addition to comedy, the Uncasville-based ska and reggae band Llama Tsunami will perform.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Nipmuc Nation, based in Grafton, Mass., which, with more than 500 citizens, is one of New England’s largest tribes.
Tickets, which are $25 each or $40 for couple, are available online at payourrent.org or in person at Savage Systems Computer Professionals, 84 Providence St., Putnam.
If you go
What: Nipmuc Nation Pay the Rent Comedy
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: St. Mary Church, 218 Providence St., Putnam
Tickets: $25 each; $40 per couple