Wednesday, December 01, 2021


Library’s Fundraiser ‘Show of Shows’ Seeks Sponsors Image

The Westport “Show of Shows” featuring dozens of local personalities in comedy sketches, humorous shout-outs, and musical numbers, is set for Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.

The virtual event is designed as a Westport Library fundraiser in lieu of the library’s signature fundraiser “Booked for the Evening,” which had to be canceled due to the pandemic.

TV personality David Pogue will serve as the show’s emcee, with award-winning producer Andrew Wilk acting as creative director

Library officials describe the Show of Shows as a “first-of-its-kind community event” scheduled to be broadcast from the library’s Trefz Forum.

“When the pandemic forced us to cancel Booked for the Evening, our signature fundraising event, we started thinking about what kind of virtual experience we might create to bring the community together in support of the Library,” said Westport Library Executive Director Bill Harmer.

“We started talking to people about being in the ‘cast,’ and the response was overwhelming,” he added. “Westporters love Westport, and they love their Library!”

Pogue said he looks forward to working with local talent.

“I’d jump on any opportunity to help out the library; that’s how you think when you’re a natural ham,” says Pogue. “But then they told me I’d be part of a crazy complicated technical feat? A live video show that jumps around multiple Westport locations in real time, while the audience sits at home in pajamas and sweats? I was like, ‘Sign me up!’”

According to the announcement, the Westport library is looking for residents and businesses to become sponsors of the show. Sponsors will be recognized on the Show website and during the broadcast if purchased before Oct. 19.

For further details and to register, visit

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