After hosting several fundraising events, our board of directors decided to add an extra touch of "fun" this year, and someone suggested a stand-up comedian. Given the group with whom we work (grieving children and teens), we had our cautions, but we knew we wanted to find the perfect balance during the evening of tears, comedy and goofiness. With Dan's professionalism, clean and hysterical act, and his attention to our audience and needs, he was a home run. No, a grand slam. I honestly thought my cousin, who was sitting behind me, was going to fall off his chair at one point. I asked a few people after the event, "What did think of the comedian?" A few responses: "Awesome." "Hysterical." "He nailed it. Thanks for an amazing night out." We all needed a night out, and many, many thanks to Dan for providing us with the laughter, kindness and enthusiasm for our organization. If there was the option to select "six stars" on a five-star scale, that's where I'd be at.