The Broach Foundation for Brain Cancer Research is proud to host its sixth annual Stand-Up for Brain Cancer Gala on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas. For sponsorship details and to reserve your table, please contact Tray Black at For all those attending, get ready to eat, drink & laugh the night away!

We first welcomed Kevin Nealon to Houston in 2012 at the inaugural Broach Foundation for Brain Cancer Research Stand-Up for Brain Cancer Gala. After many requests from our sponsors and supporters, we are happy to announce that Kevin is returning to headline the Foundation’s 6th Annual Gala on Thursday, April 6, 2017. 

Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series, Weeds.
Weeds, which recently completed its eighth and final season, has been honored at the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Golden Globes with nominations for “Best Television Series Comedy or Musical.” In 2007 and 2009, Weeds was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.”

Nealon, who made his film debut in the 1987 romantic comedy, Roxanne, with Steve Martin, has gone on to star in dozens of comedies, including Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer, both with Adam Sandler, Joe Dirt with David Spade, Anger Management with Jack Nicholson, Daddy Day Care with Eddie Murphy and Grandma’s Boy. He starred alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in Just Go with It, a film about a man who enlists the help of his receptionist and her kids to land the woman of his dreams. The film grossed over $30 million in its opening weekend and over $214 million worldwide.

As one of the longest running cast members on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including ‘The Subliminal Man’ and ‘Hans and Franz.’ Nealon’s reoccurring role as an anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ made the sketch a show staple.  A sought-after guest star on television, Kevin has made a number of appearances on Hot In Cleveland. Franklin & Bash, Monk, Fat Actress, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Still Standing.

In addition to his acting credits, Kevin is an established and acclaimed writer, garnering him an Emmy nomination for his work on Saturday Night Live.

Kevin resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son, and we are delighted to welcome him once again to Houston for an evening of laughter, entertainment, and plenty of good cheer.