comedy night 2019

Here were some of our fabulous Live Auction items from Comedy Night 2019

Hamilton in Chicago for Two

hamilton“Wait for It” . . . Are you ready to explore the Windy City?  This package includes airfare and hotel, along with two mezzanine level seats to Hamilton at the CIBC Theatre in downtown Chicago! Hamilton, the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton features a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway. “Don’t throw away your shot” to experience this Tony award-winning Broadway musical. It has played to sold-out crowds in Chicago since its opening and will be finishing its run in the Loop on July 21st.  To make sure you’re “Satisfied”, download the soundtrack before you make your trip to Chicago!

Donated by the AGCH Foundation Board

Package must be used by July 21, 2019 and booked prior to May 21, 2019. Package includes two nights hotel accommodations in a standard room and coach airfare for two from any major metropolitan airport.  All reservations subject to availability.

VIP Ellen Experience

ellen degeneres showPut on your dancing shoes and grab a friend for a quick trip to Burbank to see superstar comedian and Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen DeGeneres! You’re guaranteed a good seat with front-of-the line VIP access at the taping of her show at Warner Bros. Studios. You’ll be hungry after all that laughter and dancing, so enjoy a meal on us with a gift card to the iconic Smoke House Restaurant in Burbank. Finally, get the rest you’ll need for the show at any Sheraton or Marriott hotel with a $250 gift card. This is sure to be a fun trip!

Donated by the AGCH Foundation


Living Large in Dallas for Four

dallasThey say everything is bigger in Texas . . . find out for yourself with this fun weekend package! You and three guests will fly direct from San Luis Obispo to Dallas, where you will enjoy two nights at the 5-Star Ritz Carlton Dallas. You’ll also enjoy a delicious dinner at the Ritz’s Fearing’s Restaurant where head chef Dean Fearing is known as “the father of Southwestern cuisine.” The sky is the limit for the rest of your time - Dallas has plenty to offer including museums, world-class shopping, live music, sporting events and more! 

Donated by Nick & Kath Tompkins

Direct flights from SLO to Dallas are available beginning in April 2019 and will be booked based on availability. Must be used before March 2020.

VIP Tickets to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon & Hotel in New York City

jimmy fallonWe’ve got your tickets to see the Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show at NBC Studios in New York City! With these two VIP tickets, you’ll get to choose a date for a taping you’d like to attend, and you’ll be treated to priority seating at the event. Do you have a favorite NYC neighborhood? You’ll also get to choose where you’d like to stay with a $1,000 Marriott gift card to use at the Marriott hotel of your choice. “It’s up to you - New York, New York!”

Donated by KSBY and the AGCH Foundation


Dinner for 12 in a Private Classic Car Museum

model aAny classic car lover will look forward to dinner for 12 at the JB Dewar Private Museum in San Luis Obispo. Filled with classic Fords; model A’s and 1941 models, the museum also features other classic cars, hot rods and automotive memorabilia.  Complete this trip down automotive memory lane with a delicious BBQ dinner provided by Far Western Tavern and wine from Riverbench on a mutually agreeable Saturday or Sunday prior to March 2020.

Donated by Ken & Sandi Dewar, Kim & Toby Goodwin, Far Western Tavern and Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

Expires March 2020

14 Karat Yellow Gold & Diamond Necklace

necklaceThis stunning necklace is sure to make a statement on any occasion. Channel set with nine brilliant diamonds, it looks as though they are floating between the two curved pieces that create the frame for the diamonds. The total diamond weight is approximately 1.50 carat. This lovely necklace can be enjoyed now and passed down for many generations to come. Start bidding now!

Donated by Bobbi Diamond / Diamond Jewelry & Loan


Four Night Lake Tahoe Vacation

lake tahoeThis cozy three bedroom, two bath, multi-level condo is within walking distance of Northstar Village, one of the top family ski resort areas in the country. A short ten minute drive to the north Lake Tahoe area between Truckee and King’s Beach, this is in the perfect location!  It sleeps a total of 12 people with a king bedroom, a queen bedroom, plus a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds in addition to a queen sofa bed in the living room and two futons. There is close parking in the front of the condo with a ski back trail and small creek directly behind the condo.  For an extra $5.00 per day, you’ll have access to the recreation area which includes swimming pools, hot tubs, an exercise room, recreation/game room, lounge, and a play area with tennis and pickleball courts.  What a wonderful four night vacation adventure for your friends and/or your family!

Donated by Karen and Bob Miller

This condo stay is good for a 4 night stay between prior to March 2020 excluding high season rental periods/holidays.  The Aspen Grove unit is a rental condo which is also used by the owner’s family and is rented through Northstar. Dates to be mutually agreed upon.

Talley Farms and Talley Vineyards Tour with Lunch for 12

talley tasting roomEnjoy a day at two of the most recognizable Central Coast businesses – Talley Farms and Talley Vineyards. The Talley Family farming tradition began in 1948 and is carried on today through fourth generation Talley’s. Your experience will start with a tour at Talley Farms walking through the fields and coolers, learning how vegetables are grown, harvested, pre-cooled and shipped throughout the United States. You’ll then drive around the bend to Talley Vineyards, tour the winery and vineyards, taste award winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines, and experience a barrel tasting in Talley Vineyards impressive barrel room.  The day is complete with a Santa Maria-style farm-to-table lunch for 12 paired with Talley Vineyards wine. Sounds like an educational and delightful day!

Donated by Talley Farms and Talley Vineyards

Date to be mutually agreed upon prior to March 2020.

Papich Ranch Experience for 10

papich family brandTake a wild ride on a Side by Side (UTV) tour and try your hand at skeet shooting in the Huasna countryside, just 12 minutes from downtown Arroyo Grande. After your adventure, enjoy a Santa Maria-style barbecue for 10 at the Papich Saloon overlooking the Arroyo Grande Valley with beautiful ocean views of Pismo & Avila Beach. Breathe in the fresh air of the lush mountains that are painted brilliant green every spring. The property offers a great variety of terrain with oak tree canopies, open valleys, and majestic views. You are sure to enjoy every minute!

Donated by Papich Construction, Jason and April Papich, DPSI, Inc., Jeff and Jennifer Zambo

Private Sailing Adventure for 6 from Port San Luis

sailboatSet sail on our local coastal waters aboard the Spirit, a 44’ sailboat docked in Avila Beach at Port San Luis. Captain Mark will be your guide for a two and a half hour adventure that will navigate the beautiful coastal sites of the Central Coast. You can start off in the protected waters of the bay and then take advantage of the stronger winds of the outer bay for some exciting higher-speed sailing (weather permitting). You may even get lucky and spot some of our local marine life including whales, sea lions or otters. After your sail, enjoy more views of the coast with a gift certificate for a delicious meal at Oceans Grill in Avila. This marine adventure is the perfect package for children, families and grandparents. Enjoy!

Donated by Central Coast Sailing Charters and Andrea & Randy Chavez

Sailing date to be mutually agreed upon prior to March 2020.


Gourmet Garden Party Dinner

dinnerEnjoy an evening among friends at the picturesque home of Dr. Vance Rodgers and take in all the views of Edna Valley and San Luis Obispo wine country in his lovely rose garden. Your evening of luxury will feature a delectable dinner for 12 prepared by Chef Villa Infanto including local wine. Dr. Rodgers' home features a gorgeous outdoor kitchen and dining space, which is the perfect setting to raise a glass or two and toast the delicious feast. This is sure to be an unforgettable evening!

Donated by Villa Infanto and Dr. Vance Rodgers


National Parks Camping Package

camping packageSummer will be here before you know it and we’ve got your vacations planned!  Get outdoors and explore all our country has to offer with an America the Beautiful pass. You’ll get unlimited access to all national parks for a full year. The pass covers entrance fees, standard amenity fees and day use fees for a driver and all passengers in the car at any of the more than 2,000 federal recreation areas including our national parks. After experiencing the incredible sights, set up camp for the whole family with a tent, portable bunkbeds and all the camping paraphernalia you’ll need. The bunk beds can be used as single cots or can even double as guest beds for summer visitors to your home! Fresh air, family time and so much more – it’ll be a great summer!

Donated by Kim & Toby Goodwin

Please note that America the Beautiful pass does not include camping fees.

Dinner for Four at Six Test Kitchen

six test kitchenExperience a gastronomic adventure with Six Test Kitchen in their brand new location. Chef Ricky Odbert, who made a name for his restaurant in Arroyo Grande, has recently moved to a larger location in the Tin City area of Paso Robles. This intimate dinner for four is sure to be a culinary experience you’ll never forget. Your gift certificate will also cover gratuity and the corkage fee for two bottles of wine included in this package. Your night will be complete with limo transportation, so no need for a designated driver. Bon apetit!

Donated by Jeff Zambo, DPSI and the AGCH Foundation

Dinner and transportation subject to availability.


Private Cooking Class for 12 with Master Food Preserver Ingrid Hilton

grandma ingrid'sLearn some unique new cooking skills with 11 of your friends from Master Food Preserver Ingrid Hilton and her daughter Nicolle in their Arroyo Grande homestead kitchen. Grandma Ingrid offers a wide variety of classes including cheese making, sourdough bread, pickling, kimchi, pasta and more.  You choose what you’d like to learn!  Be sure to come hungry as your class will include a meal as well as a variety of appetizers, dessert and Talley Vineyards wine.  What a great couples date or a girls’ day out!

Donated by Grandma Ingrid, Talley Farms Fresh Harvest and the AGCH Foundation


Julia Child Signed Print and Book

julia child printArt, food, wine and history lovers rejoice – this package has it all! This framed print of impressionist oil portrait of Julia Child was signed by the world-renowned chef herself and has a long, rich history. Artist James-Paul Brown lived next door to Julia, which inspired him to create the painting. Julia’s autograph is addressed to Archie McLaren – a Central Coast native, founder of Central Coast Wine Classic, art collector, and friend of both Julia’s and James-Paul’s. Archie and Julia became friends when he had the opportunity to educate her about the world of wine. Included in the package is a print of James-Paul’s portrait of Archie, as well as a copy of Archie’s biography, both signed by James-Paul Brown. 

The hardcover “Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home” is also signed by Julia, and is a first-edition copy of Julia Child and Jacques Pépin’s cookbook. Julia Child and Jacques Pépin are synonymous with good food, and in these pages they demonstrate techniques (on which they don’t always agree), discuss ingredients, improvise, balance flavors to round out a meal, and conjure up new dishes from leftovers. As Julia once said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.”

Donated by Dr. William Ashley


One Year of Talley Farms Fresh Harvest Boxes

talleyIf you love fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, then this is the item for you! Every other week for an entire year, you will enjoy a Fresh Harvest Box filled with seasonal fresh salad ingredients, dinner vegetables and sweet tasting fruits. Too many vegetables for your family? Share this with a friend for an even better deal! For a fresh, healthy year, bid on this fantastic item!

Donated by Talley Farms Fresh Harvest



Cal Poly Athletics Package

cal poly mustangsAttention all Mustang fans – this is the package for you! You’ll get Stampede Club Membership which includes two tickets to two sports plus a parking pass for each sport and hospitality events (football & men’s basketball only). Along with that, you’ll also receive two general admission seats to a 2019-2020 season men’s basketball, football, baseball and men’s soccer game of your choice. Also included are season passes to wrestling, women’s soccer, women's basketball and volleyball. Come cheer on the best in local sports – Go Mustangs!

Donated by Cal Poly Athletics

Please note that tickets are not for persons of NCAA recruitable age.

VIP Table at Comedy Night 2020

vipDid you notice the beautifully decorated VIP table front and center? At next year’s Comedy Night, this prime location can be yours! The VIP table for 10 includes your very own server, champagne, dessert, party favors, and of course, VIP treatment. Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity for Comedy Night 2020!

Donated by the AGCH Foundation and Denise el-Effendi