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University of Missouri hosting nationally renowned comedians to raise autism awareness, support for autism care

May 6th, 2019

Story Contact: Sheena Rice, 573-882-8353,

Kathleen Madigan and Lewis Black are returning to Columbia for Arts for Autism, a show to raise awareness for autism and to honor the work done at the University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Tickets are on sale now, and all proceeds will go directly to the Thompson Center to support patient care, autism research and training.

Kathleen Madigan, a stand-up comedian and regular TV guest, and Lewis Black, a stand-up comedian and author. MU Health Care is sponsoring the event.

7 p.m., May 6

The Missouri Theatre
203 S. 9th St.

Kathleen Madigan will be available to speak to media. Reporters should contact Sheena Rice at or 573-882-8353 to learn more. To purchase tickets for the show, please visit