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[lang_en]Life is Short, Laugh Hard! Comedians Help Raise Funds for El Rincon Clinic[/lang_en]

Posted on 25 May 2009 by alejandro

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New York actor/comedian Rich Ramirez and the Mikey O Comedy Crew recently teamed up to headline “El Show Latino” to raise funds for El Rincon Community Clinic. On April 23, Ramirez joined 11 other talented local comedians and presented a variety of sketches that included musical numbers, situational sequences and some stand up comedy. The show honored all things Puerto Rican and celebrates Puerto Rican Pride.

Rich Ramirez, a native Puerto Rican himself entertained the crowd with his own brand of observational comedy reviewing his life as a Puerto Rican (that appears to be of Indian descent) living in NYC.

The entire evening was organized and produced by Mike Oquendo of Mikey O Comedy Productions. All the proceeds from the evening went to benefit El Rincon Community Clinic a substance abuse treatment center that has served the Humboldt Park Community for over 37 years.

“This was our first fundraiser and I think it went very well thanks to all the talented comedians who gave of their time to support us and their community,” remarked Hilda Frontany, who sits on the Board of Directors of El Rincon. Executive Director Rolando Correa commented that the proceeds would help the organization better service children and families who are indirectly affected by the disease of substance use and abuse.[/lang_en]

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