Top Latino Comics Kick Off Comedy Tour in Support of Prop 38
Performers Rick Najera, Johnny Sanchez and more stand up and raise awareness for education
On September 8th, a group of prominent Latino comics launched the "I AM 38" statewide comedy tour to raise awareness about education, specifically Proposition 38. The shows, emceed by award-winning writer/performer Rick Najera, include performances by Johnny Sanchez (MadTV, Happy Feet), Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911), Jill-Michele Melean, Rudy Moreno and many more.
Published on LatinoLA: September 13, 2012
Proposition 38 is the initiative on the November 2012 ballot that restores cuts in California education K-12 and puts the money in the hands of local schools, not the politicians.
"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 other 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 after school dance program for underprivileged youth that provides a structured learning environment.
The tour kicked off in San Jose on September 8, followed by a special performance in San Diego on September 12.
Remaining Tour Dates:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th ‘«Ű 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 Sanchez, Jill-Michele Melean, Rudy Moreno, Rick Najera
Org receiving proceeds: Latino Theater Company
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th ‘«Ű ORANGE COUNTY
Venue: Yost Theater, 307 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana CA 92701; Phone: 888-862-9573; http://www.yosttheater.com/
Comics: Johnny Sanchez, Jill-Michele Melean, Rudy Moreno, George Perez, Rick Najera
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th ‘«Ű 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 Sanchez, George Perez, Rick Najera and more
Org receiving proceeds: Redwood City Education Foundation & Redwood City Library Foundation
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12th ‘«Ű SAN BERNARDINO
Venue: California Theater, 562 West 4th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401; Phone: 909-885-5152; http://www.californiatheatre.net/
Comics: Rudy Moreno, Mauricio Herrera and more
For more information, visit http://www.iam38.org.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/iam38org
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