Tickets on sale for star-studded fundraising comedy event, ‘Garden of Laughs’ benefiting Garden of Dreams Foundation

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New York, NY (December 7, 2016) – The Madison Square Garden Company and The Garden of Dreams Foundation are proud to announce the return of Garden of Laughs Presented By Delta Air Lines – the successful bi-annual all-star comedy benefit. This year’s show, featuring, Leslie Jones, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tracy Morgan, John Oliver, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., with all net proceeds going directly to Garden of Dreams.

“As a child who grew up in Brooklyn around kids that really struggled, I know firsthand how important the Garden of Dreams Foundation’s work is for kids facing challenges like homelessness, illness and foster care among many other setbacks,” said Garden of Dreams advisory board member, Tracy Morgan. “Megan and I are so proud to be able to give back by joining the Foundation’s advisory board, and I can’t wait to take the stage at Garden of Laughs. It’s going to be an amazing event that will help children in need in the tri-state area.”

Steve Schirripa, currently starring in “Blue Bloods” and best known for his role as Bobby Baccalieri in “The Sopranos,” is a long-time supporter and advisory board member of the Garden of Dreams Foundation and will host the evening. Joining the celebrated comedic lineup will be an esteemed list of entertainment and sports icons who will serve as presenters for this special evening.

“I am honored to return as host of Garden of Laughs, which will feature the biggest stars in comedy today,” said Mr. Schirripa. “I have seen the impact of the Garden of Dreams Foundation up-close for several years now, and I can’t think of a better charity to support with a night of non-stop laughs. Fans of comedy should not miss this event.”

The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Networks Inc. to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles. Since the Foundation began in 2006, this collaboration has brightened the lives of more than 300,000 children and their families.

Garden of Dreams works with 28 partner organizations throughout the tri-state area, including hospitals, wish organizations and community-based organizations, to reach children who are facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. The Foundation takes pride in its commitment to truly change lives, hosting more than 500 events and programs each year such as its annual Talent Show and Prom.

In addition, through its Giving program, the Foundation helps its partner organizations through the direct support of scholarships and long-lasting community projects such as the refurbishment of pediatric areas at local hospitals, basketball courts and community centers – with plans for many more vital civic enhancements in the years to come.

Ticket prices range from $65-$350 with a select number of VIP packages available. For tickets and more information on Garden of Laughs and the VIP packages, please visit http://www.gardenoflaughs.com. Public on sale begins December 7 at 10 a.m. and will be available through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008) and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets will also be available at the box offices at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theatre beginning Thursday, December 8th at 12noon.

About The Garden of Dreams Foundation
The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Networks Inc. to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles. Since the Foundation began in 2006, this collaboration has brightened the lives of more than 300,000 children and their families.Garden of Dreams works with 28 partner organizations throughout the tri-state area, including hospitals, wish organizations and community-based organizations, to reach children who are facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. The Foundation takes pride in its commitment to truly change lives, hosting more than 500 events and programs each year such as its annual Talent Show and Prom. In addition, through its Giving program, the Foundation helps its partner organizations through the direct support of scholarships and long-lasting community projects such as the refurbishment of pediatric areas at local hospitals, basketball courts and community centers – with plans for many more vital civic enhancements in the years to come. For more information on the Garden of Dreams Foundation, please visit http://www.GardenofDreamsFoundation.org

About Delta Air Lines
Delta is New York’s largest carrier and has invested billions in New York City’s airports during the past six years, leading the way in improving the traveler experience for a growing number of New York passengers – more than 27 million in 2015. The airline offers more than 500 peak-day departures to more than 130 destinations worldwide from its hubs at New York’s LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport. And Delta is deeply embedded in the New York community, acting as the official airline of the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, Madison Square Garden, Chelsea Piers, Food Bank For New York City, The Public Theater and the Whitney Museum of American Art, with partnerships with more than 50 community organizations.