An Evening With the ‘Rents

Join us for much needed laughter at An Evening With the 'Rents!

The 9th annual An Evening With the 'Rents is Kansas City's own stand up comedy benefit. What makes this one-of-a-kind, laughter-filled benefit event unique is that the comics are all individuals or loved ones of individuals with autism who work alongside local comedians to craft their very raw life experiences into hilariously touching stories that promise to encourage and enlighten you.

Whether you have a personal connection to individuals on the autism spectrum or not, An Evening With the 'Rents is so much more than a benefit. It creates an electric atmosphere where everyone can leave their troubles at the door and experience freedom and community through laughter.

Looking forward to an evening of laughter and love!


The Folly Theater plans to keep these policies in place: Masks are required to be worn in the theater. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event is required in order to attend. It is important to note that the Folly will not accept Self-administered tests.

Friday, April 1, 2022
house / theater lobby will open at 7pm
show begins at 7:30pm
C. Stephen Metzler Hall at The Folly Theater
300 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105


Elizabeth Van Scoyoc, Director and Comedian
Jennie Davis, Assistant Director
Paula Athey, Emcee
Ann Bales, Comedian
Justin Davis, Comedian
Kristen Howell, Comedian
Spencer Hunley, Comedian
Cynthia Marta, Comedian
Elizabeth Boresow, Music
The Magnetics, House Band


Below are some helpful event details for ticket holders. Eager to see you soon!


The C. Stephen Metzler Hall at the Folly Theater is located at 300 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105. Public parking is available in a garage just west of/next to the Folly Theater.  Additional public parking is available at 13th & Broadway and 12th & Central/Wyandotte in the garage under Barney Allis Plaza. Please note parking rates range $10 - $20 payment by cash or credit card depending on the facility utilized. Plan extra travel time to account for road construction and a variety of events taking place in the downtown area. Traffic coming in and out of KC may be interrupted due to road closures. Check for updates HERE.


The box office will open at 6:00 pm. Lobby doors open at 6:30. Theater doors will open for seating at 7 pm, and the show will start promptly at 7:30 pm. If you chose to receive your tickets by mail or to print at home, please make sure you bring them with you. If you chose to pick them up at Will Call, they will be awaiting you there. Sponsors and their guests that will be receiving special benefits will need to check in at Will Call for tickets upon arrival to the theater.

Food and Beverage Availability

The Folly will offer alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for sale. Please arrange to eat dinner before arriving at the show, as there is no food for purchase.

What to Bring

A face mask, proof of vaccination OR a negative Covid test (please see below). Most importantly, bring your laughter! The Folly Theater plans to keep these policies in place: Masks are required to be worn in the theater. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event is required in order to attend. It is important to note that the Folly will not accept Self-administered tests.

We want to spread joy and laughter, not germs! Please stay home if you are feeling under the weather.


Dress is casual. Come as you are.

Should you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Bekah at Get any last minute updates by following us on Facebook.


With guests tuning in at the event and also through live streaming, An Evening With the 'Rents provides a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to demonstrate to the community that they value the lives of youth with autism (and appreciate the value of a good chuckle).

Click here for sponsorship options or simply download our sponsorship form and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event.

Should you have any questions about this fantastic opportunity, contact our Events Coordinator, Bekah Zitron via email or 816.830.7171.








We send abundant thanks to each sponsor as well as each individual that braves the stage in front of the massive audience to share his or her story—sharing the joy and laughter in both the trials and goodness experienced.

We also want to thank Keenan Stump and Matt Braun, Speech Language Pathologists from New Balloon Therapy Services for creating this brilliant event in 2014 in support of Camp Encourage. Not only do they have a wonderful sense of humor but their hearts are full of love for those we serve. Keenan and Matt's dream for An Evening With the 'Rents was for it to be a grassroots event; that those participate pass the torch, providing support and friendship along the way.

Thank you ALL for supporting the mission of Camp Encourage and those we serve!