Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fullerton Cares Autism Coalition Comedy Show at the Fox Theater in Fullerton!

Yesterday my friend Corky (who runs the awesome web site Fullerton Foundry) invited me and my friend Josue to film a short video promo for and upcoming fundraiser at the historic Fox Fullerton Theater.  The event is for a local nonprofit called Fullerton Cares Autism Coalition, which was started by Larry Houser, who owns Bourbon Street bar in downtown Fullerton.  Larry's son Boyd has autism. He started Fullerton Cares to raise funds and awareness for autism programs in Fullerton schools and the local community.


My mom works as an instructional aid with autistic kids in Brea, so I am increasingly coming to understand the unique struggles of autistic kids and their families.  Because autism is not an obvious physical condition, there is a lot of misunderstanding and fear surrounding it, and Larry's group aims to help create "Understanding, Awareness, and Acceptance."

The upcoming fundraiser is a comedy show featuring some very well-known national comedians.  It's headlined by Fullerton's own Brad Williams, and also includes Carlos Mencia, Skyler Stone, George Perez, and Adam Ray.


Aside from the world-class comedians and the great cause it's for, this event will be awesome because it's INSIDE the historic Fox Theater in Fullerton, which was built in the 1920s and designed by the same company that designed the famous Chinese and Egyptian Theaters in Hollywood.  The Fox Fullerton still has a ways to go before it is fully restored to its former glory, but it is still astonishing to be inside.  They don't build movie theaters like this anymore.  The Fox is a local treasure.

Photo by Josue Rivas

The event is Wednesday, April 3 and starts at 7pm.  Tickets are still available.  To purchase tickets, please visit:

www.fullertoncares.com

or

www.acomedyshowforautism.eventbrite.com

Here's the video we made.  Me and Josue are thinking of calling our production company Dos Amigos.




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