On Thursday, November 2nd, 2023, we invite you to join Hope Cooperative for an unforgettable evening filled with laughter and heartfelt giving as we come together to help the many individuals and families in our community who are experiencing homelessness. Stand-Up Sacramento is Hope Cooperative’s signature fundraising event. This engaging and inspiring evening at The Sofia Theatre features a comedy showcase with local comedic talent, live auctions, entertainment and hosted local cuisine, beer & wine.

Help us continue to transform the lives of those living with mental health challenges, substance-use disorders and homelessness by supporting their independence promoting their housing stability, and empowering them to make positive changes in their lives!

We look forward to the opportunity of hosting you and your guests!


5:30pm Doors open

5:30pm – 6:50pm Hosted food and beverage reception. A great opportunity to connect with our diverse audience, network, and showcase your commitment to corporate social responsibility!

7:00pm – 9:00pm The Main Event! We will be hosting a live auction, fund-a-need and two local comedians!

Meet the Talent

Ellis Rodriguez

Ellis Rodriguez

Born in Boston, Ellis Rodriguez is by far the funniest of nine children raised by loving immigrant parents from Panama. Living in a multi-racial, uni-cultural family gave him a unique perspective on life. He grew up speaking Spanish at home, English at church, and Ebonics in school.

Ellis spent his early twenties serving in the United States Marine Corps, but found his calling when he picked up a mic, entertaining anyone who would listen. Now, countless are listening and he is a favorite at comedy clubs across the country.

Ellis was the winner of the San Francisco Comedy Competition, has appeared on Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam, Laugh’s On FOX, and Comedy Central for Kevin Hart’s “Hart of the City.” His commanding presence, charming personality, and hilarious material make him one of the best up and coming comics today.


Robert Omoto

Robert Omoto

Robert “Bobby” Omoto has a flair for bringing the seemingly random tangents that make up his inner thought into a well-oiled, if not a tad off kilter, comedy machine. His razor sharp wit combined with a ridiculous life journey, meld into a rip roaring, off the cuff entertaining comedy experience. 

Robert was named a StandUp NBC semi-finalist, has been seen on America’s Funniest Videos, and on Amazon Prime. He has performed at Sketchfest, the San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival, San Francisco Comedy Competition, for the U.S. Navy, and is the host/producer of the popular podcast “Random Thoughts.” 

He is a regular at comedy clubs across the country and has opened for Pablo Francisco, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bret Ernst, Greg Proops, Sarah Tiana, Rex Navarrete, TK Kirkland, Karlous Miller, Joey Medina, and Mike Epps.  Robert is a rising comedian out of Sacramento, California not to be missed.

Freddie Silveria

Freddie Silveria

FSA Auctions, owner Freddie Silveria is a fundraising event strategist and auctioneer. FSA Auctions has fundraised over $20 Million for Sacramento region nonprofits and schools. Partners include: American River Parkway Foundation, River City Food Bank, CASA Sacramento, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish Sacramento and more. Freddie is a Sacramento native of 30+ years and was just recently recognized as Sacramento’s 40 under 40. Freddie welcomes you and thanks you in advance for your support! More: FSAauctions.com | freddie@FSAauctions.com |@FSAauctions


Hope Cooperative is SO GRATEFUL for all our sponsors, partners and individual donors that generously support our work all year!

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