Phoenix Comedy Festival takes the stage this weekend

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PHOENIX -- There's a show this weekend to help raise money for a unique monument -- one that will be the first of its kind in the entire country.

Chris Bliss, the executive director of and quite the juggler, shared all of the details about the Phoenix Comedy Festival and the monument it will help build with 3TV's Javier Soto.

"As our nation stands at the crossroads, the Bill of Rights can be a shining beacon pointing the way to rebirth and renewal," he wrote on the website. "Its freedoms and principles are not just the wellsprings of our laws and justice system; they are also the source of our prosperity, the core of our moral force in the world, and a major reason why America remains so necessary to a world mired in injustice, inequality, and governmental oppression."

Comedians appearing in Sunday's show include Lewis Black, Bill Engvall, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dick Gregory, Kathleen Madigan, Father Guido Sarducci, Tommy Smothers, Steven Wright, along with Little Feat musicians Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett.

Tickets are available at and the Convention center box office, 1-800-745-3000 Prices vary.

The show is Sunday, May 13 at Phoenix Symphony Hall. Show time is 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Proceeds go to the sculpture fund for the Bill of Rights monument at Arizona's Capitol. Once installed, the monument will be the first of its kind in the U.S. The target dedication date is Bill of Rights Day -- Dec. 15, 2012.