When Bozeman comedian Jeffrey Strock caught wind of the wave of reproductive health care restrictions sweeping the U.S., he knew he had to do something about it. 

"I have a lot of privilege, and the least I can do is organize something," Strock said. He looked into the best ways to help people affected by the restrictions, hit up his fellow comedians, and the Planned Parenthood Comedy Fundraiser came to life. 

"It's a really tight-knit, close comedy scene here that's really into helping other people," he said. "Everything just came together." 

The fundraiser, planned at the Labor Temple on Friday, July 12, is asking for $10 donations, all going towards Planned Parenthood. 

"They do so much more than abortions," Strock said. And it's true — according to Planned Parenthood's annual report, less than 4% of the organization's 2017 budget was spent on abortion procedures. Over 48% of the budget goes to STD testing and treatment, 27% is spent on contraceptive services, and 6.3% is for cancer screenings and prevention services. 

Strock, who hosts the open mic nights at the Rialto and co-hosts Bar IX open mic nights, said this isn't the first benefit show Bozeman comedians have organized, and it won't be the last. In the past, Strock has helped organize a comedy fundraiser for the Susan Wicklund Fund and RAICES, and he said he and other local comics are not shying away from doing more in the future. 

"These are some of the heavy hitters of the state," Strock said about the fundraiser's lineup. 

The Planned Parenthood Comedy Fundraiser will take place at 7 p.m. on July 12 at the Labor Temple. More information can be found on the Facebook page ComedyGate