Updated | Comics Raise Awareness for Education – Statewide Comedy Tour

A group of prominent Latino comics announced plans to hold an “I AM 38″ statewide comedy tour to raise awareness about education, specifically Proposition 38. The shows will be emceed by award-winning writer/performer Rick Najera, with performances by Johnny Sanchez (MadTV, Happy Feet), Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) and many others.

Proposition 38 is the initiative on the November ballot that restores cuts in California education K-12 and puts the money in the hands of local schools, not the politicians. www.iam38.org

“We are doing this comedy tour to draw attention to Prop 38, and highlight how important it is for our schools,” said Najera. “Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have proved that injecting humor into the political dialogue helps to draw the attention of younger voters. If, by doing this comedy tour we can inform members of the Latino community and others to support Prop 38, then we will have done our job.”

A portion of the proceeds from the shows will benefit the Redwood City Education Foundation & Redwood City Library Foundation, Latino Theater Company and SOLID Rhythm, an afterschool dancing program for underprivileged youth that provides a structured learning environment where kids can not only learn, but build valuable skills while having fun.

Tour Dates: 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th – SAN DIEGO

  • Venue: San Diego Repertory Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101-6144; Phone: 619-544-1000; http://www.sdrep.org/
  • Comics: Johnny Sánchez, Jill-Michele Melean, Rudy Moreno, George Pérez, Rick Nájera
  • Org receiving proceeds: SOLID Rhythm

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th – LOS ANGELES

  • Venue: Los Angeles Theatre Center; 514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013; Phone 866-811-4111; http://thelatc.org/
  • Comics: Carlos Alazraqui, Johnny Sánchez, Jill-Michele Melean, Rudy Moreno, Rick Nájera
  • Org receiving proceeds: Latino Theater Company

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th – ORANGE COUNTY

  • Venue: Yost Theater, 307 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana CA 92701; Phone: 888-862-9573; http://www.yosttheater.com/
  • Comics: Johnny Sánchez, Jill-Michele Melean, Rudy Moreno, George Pérez, Rick Nájera
  • Org receiving proceeds: Love to All Communities, Inc.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th – REDWOOD CITY

  • Venue: Club Fox, 2223 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 2209 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063; Phone: 877-435-9849; http://www.clubfoxrwc.com/
  • Comics: Johnny nchez, George Perez, Rick Najera and more
  • Org receiving proceeds: Redwood City Education Foundation & Redwood City Library Foundation

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who also produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States. editorial@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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