An Evening With the ‘Rents

Join us for much needed laughter at An Evening With the 'Rents!

The 8th annual An Evening With the 'Rents is Kansas City's own stand up comedy benefit. The event will take place on June 4th, 2021 at Lemonade Park and virtually, so that ALL of our supporters, near and far, can be part of the laughter. Camp Encourage, along with Lemonade Park, is working hard to organize a safe and thoughtful event for those attending in-person.

What makes this one-of-a-kind, laughter-filled benefit event unique is that the comics are all individuals or loved ones of individuals with autism who work alongside local comedians to craft their very raw life experiences into hilariously touching stories that promise to encourage and enlighten you.

Whether you have a personal connection to individuals on the autism spectrum or not, An Evening With the 'Rents is so much more than a benefit. It creates an electric atmosphere where everyone can leave their troubles at the door and experience freedom and community through laughter.

Looking forward to an evening of laughter and love!
For in-person guests, details have been sent by email but are also at the bottom of this webpage. No tickets remain available for the in-person event.
To view the live event virtually, click HERE!
Friday, June 4, 2021
doors open: 6pm
show begins: 7pm
Lemonade Park
1628 Wyoming Street
Kansas City, MO 64102
to prevent the spread of COVID
Contact us with questions.


Elizabeth Van Scoyoc, Production Manager
Alex Roschitz, Director
Joe Harman, Director
Jennie Davis, Emcee
Paula Athey, Comedian
Elizabeth Boresow, Comedian
Michael Butkovich, Comedian
Joanna Fritz, Comedian
Joey Greene, Comedian
Madi Holcomb, Comedian
Kirk Yager, Comedian


With guests tuning in at the event and also through live streaming, An Evening With the 'Rents provides a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to demonstrate to the community that they value the lives of youth with autism (and appreciate the value of a good chuckle).

Download our sponsorship form to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event or BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY.

Should you have any questions about this fantastic opportunity, contact our Events Coordinator, Bekah Zitron via email or 816.830.7171.








We send abundant thanks to each sponsor as well as each individual that braves the stage in front of the massive audience to share his or her story—sharing the joy and laughter in both the trials and goodness experienced.

We also want to thank Keenan Stump and Matt Braun, Speech Language Pathologists from New Balloon Therapy Services for creating this brilliant event in 2014 in support of Camp Encourage. Not only do they have a wonderful sense of humor but their hearts are full of love for those we serve. Keenan and Matt's dream for An Evening With the 'Rents was for it to be a grassroots event; that those participate pass the torch, providing support and friendship along the way.

Thank you ALL for supporting the mission of Camp Encourage and those we serve!


We hope you are looking forward to Friday night as much as we are! Here are a few details we hope will make the event super smooth and enjoyable.

Location: Lemonade Park is located at 1628 Wyoming St., Kansas City, MO 64102. Parking is readily available on the streets around the venue, as noted on the attached map.

Arrival and Check-in: Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the show will start promptly at 7:00 pm. Simply check in with one of our volunteers with your name, or the name of the person who ordered your tickets, and you will be directed to your seats. You will not need a paper ticket. Please arrive early enough to ensure you have sufficient time to secure a seat, and order food and beverages.

Seating: With the exception of sponsors, seating will be first come, first serve. Guests will be seated upon arrival.

Food and Beverage Availability: General Admission guests will have the opportunity to order light food and drinks from the bar menu of Voltaire restaurant . All Sponsors will enjoy table side service. Only bottles of water will be allowed to be brought on to the Park grounds.  Water will be provided at no charge as well.  All other consumables may be purchased via Voltaire bar. If you are a GA ticket holder, you can retrieve your order at the pickup counter located at the Northwest corner of the Park, left of the stage. There is also a walk-up counter in the same location that can facilitate your order.

What to Bring: Please bring a mask. And, most importantly, bring your laughter.

Public Health Considerations: The safety of our supporters and the broader community are of the utmost concern. As a result, this year's in-person event will include modifications and safety measures recommended by city officials to prevent the spread of infection. Those will include: Limited Capacity and Limited Guests Per Table. Lemonade Park encourages the wearing of masks when walking around the venue and practicing social distancing when appropriate. See their website for details. Camp Encourage is consistently monitoring the public health situation and will adhere closely to any guidelines recommended by national, state or county officials.

Should you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Bekah at or visit for more information. See you soon!