Tampa comedians are raising money for Rahn Hortman’s daughter

Side Splitters hosts the ‘Lift Up With Laughter’ benefit on Aug. 22.

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click to enlarge Rahn’s youngest child, has been fighting a lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia which has caused her to recently lose her hearing. - GrandDaddyFresh/Facebook
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Rahn’s youngest child, has been fighting a lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia which has caused her to recently lose her hearing.


Best of the Bay-winning comedian Rahn Hortman has been giving Tampa Bay laughs for years and now it’s our turn to give something back at the “Lift Up with Laughter” benefiting Hortman’s family at Side Splitters Comedy Club Sunday, Aug. 22.

Rionna Hortman, Rahn’s youngest child, has been fighting a lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia which has caused her to recently lose her hearing. 

Lift Up With Laughter: Fundraiser for Rionna Hortman
Sunday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m. $20 (with two-item minimum)
Side Splitters Comedy Club
12938 N Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa
sidesplitterscomedy.com

This is a fundraiser to help the family with their new medical needs and put some smiles on the faces that have made so many others smile,” the event page states. 

“The Club doing this has touched my family,” Rahn told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay.

“Last Comic Standing” alum Dale Jones is headlining the event with comedians Ken Miller, Johnny B., and Quinton Greene and CL’s weed columnist Steve Miller filling out the rest. Rahn is not performing during the benefit, though he is at the Carrollwood comedy club the days prior if you need some extra laughs. 

Tickets are $20, with a two-item minimum. If you can’t make the show, consider donating via Cash App to $RionnaAngel.

For more information or tickets go to sidesplitterscomedy.com.

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Stephanie Powers

Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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