W. Kamau Bell to Headline UMCS's 2015 Auction/Comedy Fundraiser — Tickets on sale NOW

2015 UMCS Laughs for Learning with W Kamau Bell at Yoshi's

Laughs for Learning, Urban Montessori Charter School’s second-annual dinner, comedy, and live-and-silent auction fundraising event is happening at Yoshi’s-Oakland on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. with a special Sponsors’ VIP reception, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The evening features a 45-minute set by home-grown Bay Area comedian, W. Kamau Bell, "the most promising new talent in political comedy in years" according to the New York Times, with returning emcee J.R. Havlan, former head writer for The Daily Show.

Tickets are on sale now

Early-Bird Price: $150 through 2/20; $175 after.

Click here to purchase: https://biddingforgood.com/umcs.

This event is open to the public. Please share the link and invite family and friends!

Performer bios:

JRH.jpgJ.R. Havlan is a proud father and uncle to a small band of happy and curious Montessori students, and he is returning this year to once again emcee Urban Montessori Charter School’s annual fundraiser. J.R. spent the last 18 years writing for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where he won 8 Emmy Awards and contributed to the show’s two best selling books, America: The Book and Earth: The Book. J.R. also wrote for the Academy Awards in 2006 and 2008 and has performed stand-up comedy on both The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

WKB.jpgW. Kamau Bell is best known for his critically acclaimed, but criminally short-lived FX comedy series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. The New York Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” Salon.com listed Kamau on their “Sexiest Men of 2012” list, calling the series “surreptitiously revolutionary in its effortless diversity and humanism.” Kamau has appeared on Comedy Central, Real Time with Bill Maher, Conan, WTF with Marc Maron, Henry Louis Gates Jr’s Many Rivers To Cross, MSNBC, The View, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and NPR, among others. SF Weekly called Kamau “smart, stylish, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle,” though he was more excited that they called him “handsome.”

DJ MatteoRenowned DJ and UMCS dad, DJ Matteo reprises his role as master of the music for Laughs for Learning, providing tunes to socialize, dance, dine, and bid by at the event. Matteo has traveled the world absorbing, collecting and, most importantly, listening to music, internalizing whole genres and beats, turns and tables — always cultivating his selector techniques. He has DJ’d at parties around the globe, for many luminous guests including Sharon Stone, Barry Bonds, Ellen Degeneres, MTV, UPN, QTV and more, as well as spinning at after-parties for Earth, Wind & Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashmouth, Elton John, Chris Isaak, English Beat, Men at Work, among others. Learn more about him at djmatteo.com.


Anuncio del Comediante y Entradas a La Venta Ahora : Risas Para el Aprendizaje 2015

Risas Para el Aprendizaje, la segunda cena, comedia, subasta anual, de Urban Montessori Charter School, será a Yoshi’s de Oakland el Jueves, 19 de marzo 2015, 6:30-10:00pm; Recepción VIP para los Patrocinadores, 5:30-6:30pm.

Con comediante local W. Kamau Bell, "el nuevo talento más prometedor en la comedia política en años", según el New York Times, con el anfitrión regresar JR Havlan, ex escritor de The Daily Show.

Los boletos están a la venta. Precio temprana: $150 a través de 2/20; $175 después.

Haga clic aquí para comprar: https://biddingforgood.com/umcs.

Este evento está abierto al público; por favor compartir el enlace e invitar a amigos y familia!

 

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