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Comedy show in Edmonds to benefit Edmonds CC


Vincent Valenzuela

“Learn to Laugh Comedy Night,” a benefit for Edmonds Community College, is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9.

It's at the Wade James Theater, 950 Main St., Edmonds. You can get tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.

Proceeds from the show, with comedian and host Vince Valenzuela featuring Duane Goad, Drew Barth, Geoff Lott and Joe Vespaziani, will help to fund a $4,500 scholarship for a student studying visual communication, health care and business.

Valenzuela has shared the stage with such comedians at Adam Sandler, Bobcat Goldthwait, Robert Klein, Paul Rodriguez, Richard Jeni, Howie Mandel, Jay Mohr and Carlos Mencia.

His stand up gained national recognition from several television appearances, including Comedy Central’s “Make Me Laugh” and A&Es “An Evening at the Improv,” HBO’s “Loco Slam” and USA’s “Up All Night.”

Goad has performed at some of North America's top comedy clubs including Yuk Yuks, The Improv and Comedyworks. He's been featured at numerous comedy festivals, including Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival, Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Arts Festival and the Vancouver Comedy Festival.

Barth is a regular opener for national headliners. After making the finals of the Seattle International Comedy Competition, he moved to Los Angeles, performing at the Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and The Improv. He lives in Seattle, working as a comedian, actor and voice-over artist.

Lott is described as “as much a thinking person’s comedian as he is a drinking persons comedian.” Vespaziani began his comedy career in 1987.

His most recent achievements include winning the 1998 Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition, appearing on the television show “Almost Live,” and opening for "Weird Al" Yankovic on his Touring With Scissors tour.


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