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Dustin Nickerson

Featuring Special Guest Dr. Dave Rahn

About Comedy Cafe

What is Comedy Café?

The YFC Comedy Café is an annual fundraising event that helps fund the on-going ministry of North Iowa Youth For Christ and its ministry satellites. This unique event combines coffee and delicious dessert with family-friendly comedy and a creative program that highlights young people and tells the YFC story.

The YFC Comedy Café started in Mason City in 2006, and has grown each year. Last year, over 1,800 people attended the event.

Where will the Comedy Café take place this year?

This year, the Comedy Café will take place in Clear Lake, Mason City, and Hampton, Iowa. Each evening will feature hilarious comedian, Dustin Nickerson, and special guest Dr. Dave Rahn, YFC/USA Senior Ministry Advisor and will highlight the local ministry in each community and surrounding area.

  • March 22nd, Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake IA
  • March 23rd, Franklin County Convention Center, Hampton IA
  • March 24th, NIACC Auditorium, Mason City, IA
  • What does it cost?

    Admission is free. The Comedy Café is underwritten by sponsors.

    What can I expect?

    The Comedy Café provides a perfect blend of dessert and fellowship, fun and laughter, and purpose that inspires people to make a difference with teens. You can expect a quality event that includes a combination of the following elements: Time for social interaction over coffee and dessert, student testimonies, a ministry update, professional comedy act, and a free-will offering. The response from previous years has been extremely positive.

    How long does it last?

    The Comedy Café will run from 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm. The first 30 minutes will provide fellowship time with coffee and dessert, and the program will begin at 7:00 pm. Doors will open at 6:15 pm.

    Who should attend?

    There are two audiences that the Comedy Café is designed to engage. The first are people who have limited or no knowledge of Youth For Christ and want to learn more about it. We simply want to introduce the ministry to this audience. The second audience is the people who know YFC and want to help support its work with students. The program will present a brief ministry report and provide an opportunity to continue to partner with us. Whatever relationship you have with YFC, we welcome you to attend.

    Do I have to be religious to attend?

    No. The Comedy Café does a great job involving people from all walks of life. The program will include faith content as we tell the YFC story.

    How do I reserve my seat?

    You can make your reservations by clicking on the Reserve Seats on the left.

    Dustin Nickerson

    Dustin Nickerson's quick wit, flawless delivery and polished material make him a hit with audiences of all ages. A Seattle native now suffering in Southern California, Dustin Nickerson is an in demand comic on the rise. He’s been seen Laughs on Fox, the PBS Comedy Hour, Hulu and can regularly be heard on Sirius Radio XM, Rooftop Comedy, and the Darren Streblow Show.

    Dustin describes himself as “the world’s most average person” but is far from it when on stage. He brings you into his life through his jokes about the struggles of parenting, marriage, and be generally annoyed by most people.

    At just 32 years old, Dustin has been married for 13 years and has three kids! This helps makes Dustin truly one of the most unique voices in the comedy scene.


    Since 2006, individuals, businesses, and churches have made it possible for thousands of people to attend this event, designed to help North Iowa Youth For Christ serve more kids. Event Sponsors help underwrite the cost of the event so that it can be offered at no cost for those who attend.

    There are three levels of event sponsorship. In addition, we provide the opportunity for some partners to serve as Matching Gift Sponsors, who provide funds that serve as a matching incentive for the Comedy Café appeal. All sponsors will receive special recognition in our program.

    To learn how you or your buisness can sponsor this life changing event, please call the YFC office at 641-424-9440


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