Six-hour Comedy Blockbuster for Kids and Families, Sunday, Oct. 13

Frik & Frank set the pace for energy!

Legendary Frank Powers hosts a spectacular lineup of comedy for kids and families in the TENWEST 86,400 Second Tucson Comedy Telethon!


This amazing show is FREE! Donations raised by the event will reward winners of the TENWEST Teacher’s Pitch for classroom innovations in arts and technology.


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Find the detailed schedule below, but first a word about our host.

Frank Powers kicks off the energy with silly costumes and Toot Toot Cartooning, whipping up cartoon characters on the spot from kids’ suggestions. His Comic Strip Funshop creates a 3-panel comic strip from the characters. Best of all, he’ll introduce families to his alter-ego, Frik, a kid-size “muppet” with kid charisma to burn. It’s the Frik & Frank show!


Frank’s will read from hilarious books chosen for us according to a giggle index: These are the picture books librarians say make the most kids laugh the hardest! YOU can find them all at GIGGLE MAGIC, ! Frank will also have his Comic Bookmobile onsite!.


You can watch the kids’ show streaming LIVE at In fact, grownups also can watch the other 18 hours of the 86,400 Second Comedy Telethon at home in their jammies.

You really should join the fun at the Hotel McCoy, though. The bar is open until midnight.


Schedule · Sunday, October 13, 2019
6:00 AM – 8:45 AM
High-energy Frank Powers Entertainment including puppets, interactive cartoons, storytelling, and the Comic Bookmobile
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Leora Sapon-Shevin, cast member, of Stories That Soar’ stars in The Gonzo Hour at Live Theatre Workshop Live T
9:01 AM – 9:29 AM
Legendary local Magician Michael Howell
9:30 AM – 9:59 AM
Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed, the founding short-form improv team of Unscrewed Theatre
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Comic Chaos, hosts of the monthly Unscrewed Family Hour
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Family-friendly comedy-lovers’ laid-back stand-up Amber Frame
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
F.O.M.P (the Tucson Improv Movement’s Friends of Make Pretends with Zack Armstrong

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