Friday, Dec. 12: Stand Up For A Cure

Capitol Theater

By Molly Gilmore on December 8, 2014

For Andrew Rivers, poking fun at himself just comes naturally.

"I have a lot of female friends," the Seattle comedian jokes in an appearance on Fox TV's Laughs. "Because they put me there."

Rivers is headlining Stand Up For A Cure, a benefit for research into childhood cancer, at the Capitol Theater in Olympia Friday, Dec. 12. Also on the bill are Seattle comedians Narin Vann and Mike Coletta and the show's producer, Jacob Johnson of Lacey.

As the son of longtime Seattle DJ Bob Rivers, Andrew got accustomed early to the not-always-flattering spotlight.

"I was the butt of so many jokes on the radio show," he says.

Read Molly Gilmore's full story on Andrew Rivers in the Music & Culture section.

STAND UP FOR A CURE, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. S.E., Olympia, $10 or $8 for Olympia Film Society members, 360.754.6670 or