Comedians to perform for park benefit

Harrybrooke Park & Harden House Museum in New Milford will hold its fourth annual comedy night fundraiser April 7 at 7 p.m.

Festivities will take place at the Arion Singing Society at 411 Danbury Road (Route 7).

The event will feature a live auction and dinner, provided by Candlewood Valley Country Club, and three comics, Meghan Hanley, Tommy Gooch and New Milford's own, Kathy “K” Johansen.

“For four years, we have brought the funny to sell-out crowds and we are so very proud of the track record of this event," said Billy Buckbee, park executive director.

“Each year we bring a mix of comics and this year the talent is truly off the charts,” he said.

Tickets are $50 per person and include dinner. A cash bar will be offered.

Tickets can be purchased at or via the park website

Johansen is the co-owner and host of KBJB Radio & TV, and co-owner of Humor House Productions.

She has performed and produced comedy shows in the Ridgefield Playhouse, Funny Bone comedy clubs and Caroline’s NYC.

The comedian pulls her audience in for pure laughs with stories of her life experiences, her family and some possible audience participation.

Recently her “alter ego” persona of the Long Island Comedium has taken on a life of its own.

Hanley, who is Brooklyn-based, has been seen on “Gotham Comedy Live AXSTV” and “Laughs” on FOX.

She is also the star and host of her own web series “Sports Tabata.”

Recently seen on MSG’s “People Talking Sports,” she is a regular on the New York City circuit and performs at clubs across the country

Gooch's ranting, self-deprecating, family-oriented style of comedy has been hitting hard with audiences for many years.

He performs at all the major clubs in New York City and the surrounding area and is a regular at the world-famous Broadway Comedy Club.

He also performs at the Borgata Comedy Club in Atlantic City, N.J., where he had recently headlined.

He has been a guest on the” Staten Island Comedy Show” on Time Warner TV & SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Sponsors are sought for the event.

For information, call the park at 860-799-6520.