Donovan Mitchell To Put On Comedy Event During All-Star Weekend

Feb 9, 2023, 6:19 PM | Updated: Feb 14, 2023, 11:46 am

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Jazz All-Star Donovan Mitchell announced that he is organizing a comedy event in Salt Lake City on February 16.

All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Kearns High School.

The event will be hosted by stand-up comedian and actor DeRay Davis. Chris Spencer and Earthquake will also be making appearances.

The event may turn into a yearly occurrence ahead of All-Star festivities.

Mitchell Earns First Starting All-Star Nod

After being named a reserve each of the last three seasons with the Jazz, Mitchell broke through as an All-Star starter with the Cavaliers.

The former Jazz guard was averaging a career-high 28.3 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 48 percent from the floor and 39 percent from the three-point line when he was named a starter last week.

Mitchell spent five seasons with the Jazz, appearing in 345 games including 337 starts.

The guard averaged 23.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per contest while shooting 44% from the field and 36% from three.

Mitchell will be selected by either LeBron James or Giannis Antetokounmpo, the captains of the two All-Star teams.

Utah To Host All-Star Game

The Jazz are preparing to host the All-Star game in Salt Lake City for the first time since 1993.

“We’re going to roll from Salt Lake to Park City,” said Jazz owner Ryan Smith during the 2022 All-Star broadcast. “Don’t come for a couple of days, come for the whole week.”

Last February, the Jazz released a video of all 30 All-Star logos dating back to when it was in Utah.

The Jazz were awarded the 2023 game when the team was still under the ownership of the Miller family.

In 2016, Vivint Arena received a $125 million renovation under the Miller’s which helped them land the star-studded weekend.

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

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