Carnival Cruise Line is hosting its sixth annual comedy fundraiser at the Fort Lauderdale Improv on Wednesday, Nov. 16, with proceeds benefiting Kids in Distress, a Fort Lauderdale-based children’s charity.

Sponsored by Carnival’s Global Contact Center and hosted by Eli Rodriguez, one of the company’s sales coaches who is also a professional comedian, the show features hilarious performances by four of the company’s most popular comedians – Brad Tassell, Caroline Picard, Lester Bibbs, and Nery Saenz – who regularly perform at the line’s fleetwide Punchliner Comedy Clubs as well as at comedy venues throughout the country.

The company hopes to exceed the record $12,000 raised from last year’s event.

The most popular comedy venues at sea, Carnival’s Punchliner Comedy Clubs are featured aboard all 25 of the line’s “Fun Ships,” with a lineup of side-splitting funnymen and women each voyage.  It’s estimated that the Punchliner Comedy Clubs host upwards of 20,000 comedy shows annually fleetwide.

Tickets are $30 per person and available at the Ft. Lauderdale Improv website.