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One Step Beyond



One Step Beyond @ the Carlson

In 2017 we build small businesses for two schools. In 2018, these two schools generated over $33,000 of income. This helped them buy new textbooks, send their teachers for training, and even add kale to their meal plan to combat malnutrition.

This year Comedy @ the Carlson is going One Step Beyond. Together, we are holding an exciting event filled with inspiration TED-like talks from comedians, talk show hosts and the like about going one step beyond. This unforgettable night will be filled with fun activities to bring our community together to collectively go one step beyond to help 2,000 families in Kenya.

Each and every single one of these speakers is here to help change the lives of thousands of children in Kenya.

We are excited to welcome you to an exciting night of TED-like, inspirational talks, along with great food, and fun activities.


100% of your ticket price is directly supporting the building a health clinic!

Selling out at this event means that we can bring sustainable health and dental care to over 2,000 families in Ngoswani, Kenya!

And that's where you come in. This year we are going to use this model for a health clinic. The area where we work has almost no access to health care and if the children are sick than they cannot come to school. We are aiming to build a clinic and a small business for it, in order to provide free health care for the community.

If we reach our goal, not only can we give a community of 2,000 families access to dental care but we can use the sustainability model we have piloted with schools to help make care free. At our schools, we build small businesses to make ends meet. This amount will help us not only build the dental clinic and small business, but also a new school attached to the site!


Our Host

Adam Chodak

Adam Chodak

Anchor/Managing Editor, News 8


Speakers at One Step Beyond

Evan Dawson

Evan Dawson

WXXI, Connections


Todd Youngman


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Mark Ippolito

Operations manager, Comedy @ the Carlson


We would like to thank the generous support of our sponsors and partners! 

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