Top Hollywood Talent On “I Am 38” Statewide Comedy Tour

Comics to Raise Awareness for Education

Los Angeles, CA — Some of Hollywood’s most talented comics are on a “I AM 38″ statewide comedy tour to raise awareness about education, specifically Proposition 38. The L.A. show which takes place on September 14th at the Los Angeles Theater Center in downtown Los Angeles will be emceed actor/comedian Rudy Moreno, with performances by Johnny Sanchez (MadTV, Happy Feet), Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) , and Jill-Michele Melean (Showtime).  The tour continues in other cities.

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.

“We are doing this comedy tour to draw attention to Prop 38, and highlight how important it is for our schools,” said Rick Najera who is the driving force behind the participation of Latino Hollywood with I Am 38. “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 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 Sanchez, Jill-Michele Melean, Rudy Moreno, George Perez, Rick Najera
  • 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 Sanchez, Jill-Michele Melean, Rudy Moreno, Rick Najera
  • 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 Sanchez, Jill-Michele Melean, Rudy Moreno, George Perez, Rick Najera
  • Org receiving proceeds: Pending

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 Sanchez, George Perez, Rick Najera and more
  • Org receiving proceeds: Redwood City Education Foundation & Redwood City Library Foundation

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12th – 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
  • Org receiving proceeds: pending

For more information, visit http://www.iam38.org