The Alum Rock Advisory Committee in conjunction with VivaFest! and the San Jose Parks and Recreation Foundation will hold its 8th Annual Comedy for Kids fundraiser on Friday June 1 at the HP Pavilion. This year, our “Comedy for Kids” show is part of the 2012 VivaFest season, and features a diverse cast of the best comedians in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition, we will be honoring ALF Senior Fellows State Assemblymember Nora Campos and community leader Jason Rodriguez for their service to San Jose’s youth. The funds raised by Comedy for Kids will provide at-risk youth and low income families with three critical benefits:
· Healthy lifestyle and fitness activities through arts and recreational programs
· Safe environments for families and children to engage in creativity and learning
· Educational programs to help children acquire they skills they need to emerge from poverty and succeed in life
The Line Up for An Evening of Comedy:
Carlos Oscar is the Carnival Cruise Entertainer of the Decade and the headliner for this evening. A funny, yet clean Latino comedian, his stories about everyday life befit a crossover comedy routine that has mass appeal and has been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and on Comedy Central.
Says comedian Bill Crosby, “the only four-letter words you’ll hear from Carlos are ‘Wife,’ ‘Kids,’ ‘Debt!’ and ‘Help!’ And Carlos’ observations about his Latino family are so universal that you’ll consider yourself one of them. I know I do.”
Mike E. Winfield has appeared on HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central. Since his debut on The Late Show with David Letterman, and a recurring role on The Office, Mike E. now resides in Sacramento. His charming and charismatic wit will make fun of what is happening in YOUR life. Sacramento? Now that is funny!
Kabir Singh is the 2009 winner of the Rooster T. Feathers Bay Area Stand Up Comedy Competition and the 2010 Winner of the San Jose Improv Bay Area Stand Up Comedy Competition. In his portfolio of appearances are the Improv, Comedy Central, and HBO. One of the fastest rising comics in California, he has played in Northern California comedy clubs, and toured nationally.
Butch Escobar has appeared at the Improv. His take on the diversity of San Jose is classic local comedy and he performs in stand up clubs in Northern California. As a San Jose native, he will lampoon all things known to San Joseans.
Tickets for this event are $50 each and available by calling Mayfair Community Center at 408 794-1060 or the San Jose Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Department (PRNS) at 408 535-3570 and mention ‘Evening of Comedy.’ Corporate sponsorships and credit card purchases are also available by calling Monica Ramos 408 920-6073.
Visit www.vivafest.org for more Festival information. The ‘Evening of Comedy’ is sponsored by the Office of Councilmember & ALF Senior Fellow Xavier Campos and the San Jose Arena Authority.
For information & tickets, visit vivafest.org.