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Edison language academy to host comedian carlos mencia for benefit performance

 

Comedian Carlos Mencia is performing comedy concert to benefit Edison Language Academy on Sunday, January 11, 2009, at 7:00 p.m.

 

The concert will be held at Santa Monica High Schoolís Barnum Hall: 600 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405.Tickets are available for $20, $25, $32 and $40 at www.brownpapertickets.com.

 

Carlos Mencia, a comedian of Honduran and Mexican descent, raised in East Los Angeles, is the host of Mind of Mencia, his own show on Comedy Central and a popular touring comedian.He is performing this concert as a benefit for Edison Language Academy, a K-5 public, dual immersion school in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.A school of choice, all students at Edison study in English and Spanish in a diverse, multicultural environment.The concert will also feature special guest comedian Greg Fitzsimmons, an Edison parent.

 

Proceeds from the concert will go to the Edison PTA to support instructional aides, art and music programs, field trips, and assemblies.For additional information, visit www.edisoncomedy.com or purchase tickets directly at www.brownpapertickets.com.

 

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