LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NUVOtv, the premier English-language destination for Latino entertainment, has teamed up with Levity Entertainment Group to organize an October 1st Stand Up & Deliver: Cabo Relief benefit comedy show at the Irvine Improv in Irvine, CA, beginning at 8:00 p.m. The benefit show will aid the city and community of Cabo San Lucas, recently devastated by this month's Hurricane Odile. Several comedians have signed up to participate, including Rob Schneider (Saturday Night Live, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo), Billy Gardell (CBS's Mike & Molly), Aisha Tyler (CBS's Madame Secretary) and Pablo Francisco (They Put It Out There), Alonzo Bodden (NBC's Last Comic Standing), Maz Jobrani, a.k.a. the "Persian Pink Panther." Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rocker and Cabo resident Sammy Hagar will perform from his newest restaurant, Sammy's Island Bar & Grill in Roseville, CA via remote. The song will be from his new acoustic album, Lite Roast, set for an October 14 release.
Remarked Lynnette Ramirez, SVP of Programming for NUVOtv, "When we first heard of the devastation in Cabo we knew we had to call on our comedian friends to help raise funds and awareness for the cause."
More than a week after Hurricane Odile struck, nearly 80% of the hardest-hit Los Cabos area remains without electricity. Thousands are homeless and many smaller rural communities are still in desperate need of additional assistance.
"There are many small communities of poor and working class residents whose homes and livelihoods have been devastated by the recent natural disaster, so we're working closely with partners on-the-ground to assess local needs and begin the process of recovery and rebuilding," said Alana Ortez, Director of Donor & Nonprofit Services, International Community Foundation.
Ticket prices range from $20-$35 dollars and can be purchased at www.irvine.improv.com. 100% of ticket sales are being provided to the International Community Foundation's disaster relief fund, which is currently supporting the recovery from Hurricane Odile in Baja California Sur. Donations can also be made via credit card, check or wire transfer directly to the International Community Foundation at www.bit.ly/hurricaneodile.
NUVOtv was set to film season four of its comedy show Stand Up & Deliver: Cabo San Lucas at the Cabo Comedy Festival in early October. However, the festival was postponed to February 4-8, 2015 due to the devastation in the area. A television broadcast version of the event will air on NUVOtv and FUSE at a later date.
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