SNL Alumnus Jon Lovitz, Comedian/Actor Carlos Mencia, Actress & Grammy Award-Winning Singer Tia Carrere, and Marine Life Artist Wyland Team Up for Environmental Education

An Evening of Comedy in Support of Our Planet Presented by Volvo

Aliso Viejo, California, UNITED STATES


ADVISORY, Sept. 8, 2009 -- (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHAT:

LA's newest stand-up comedy venue, The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, is hosting a benefit comedy show in support of environmental education and outreach. Famed comedian and club owner Jon Lovitz will headline the show with a guest performance from comedian/actor Carlos Mencia. The evening will also include a special performance by actress and Grammy Award-winning singer Tia Carrere and an appearance by marine life artist and conservationist Wyland. Comedy goers have the rare opportunity to mingle with Jon Lovitz, Carlos Mencia, Tia Carrere, and Wyland at an exclusive pre-show event.

Tickets on sale now at www.thejonlovitzcomedyclub.com.

All proceeds to benefit the non-profit Wyland Foundation.

WHY:

According to a recent survey, 45 million Americans (mistakenly) think the ocean is a source of fresh water. Our nation's future relies on a well-educated public to make the right choices for the sustainability of our natural resources, long-term economic success, and the overall health of our environment. Funds raised at the comedy event will support Wyland Foundation children's environmental education program at a time when education budgets are being cut across the country.



 WHEN:

 Tuesday, September 8 at 8:30 pm
 Exclusive VIP Pre-Show Event at 7:30 pm

 WHERE:
 The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club
 Universal Studios Citywalk
 1000 Universal Studios Blvd #222
 Universal City, CA 91608

ABOUT VOLVO CARS OF NORTH AMERICA:

Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (www.volvocars.com/us) is a subsidiary of Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden. VCNA provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States, and oversees Volvo operations in Canada.

Dating from the early 1970s, Volvo Cars' commitment to the environment covers the entire lifecycle of the car, from design, engineering and production to useful life, service and recycling. Efficient energy and resource utilization and reduced emissions are important elements of this commitment, as is a healthy in-car environment.

ABOUT THE WYLAND FOUNDATION:

The Wyland Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world's ocean, waterways, and marine life through classroom education, public art, and community events. The Wyland Foundation is working with children and families to reduce water waste by 8 billion gallons over the next year. For more information, visit www.wylandfoundation.org.


        

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