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JAY MOHR to Headline Fullerton Cares 'Comedy Show for Autism' - October 19

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FULLERTON, Calif., Aug. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With new headliner JAY MOHR, the Fullerton Cares ‘Comedy Show for Autism' in support of Fullerton autism charities and special education programs will be at the Historic Fox Theatre, 512 North Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, Friday, October 19, 2018, with pre-show reception next door at Angelo & Vinci's at 6 p.m. and show from 8-11 p.m. [Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-show-for-autism-2018-tickets-49072363761]

The 21+ benefit comedy show will be held in the Historic Fox Theater, featuring JAY MOHR, an actor, comedian and radio host known for his roles in Saturday Night Live, Jerry Maguire, Ghost Whisperer, Gary Unmarried, and Suicide Kings.

Joining Mohr is actress and comedian ERICA RHODES, and additional comics KEITH REZA, AMIR K, returning host for his sixth year, GEORGE PEREZ, and special guest SHANNON PENROD of the "Autism Mamalogues."

Says comic Keith Reza, "I am a person with autism and participate in this event every year Fullerton Cares holds it. I think it's a wonderful cause that makes me feel like all of our community comes together for the brightest futures for people with autism."

Past Comedy Show for Autism events have hosted over 500 attendees and featured nationally headlining comics ANDY DICK, TOM GREEN, JIM JEFFERIES, CARLOS MENCIA, GEORGE PEREZ, and BRAD WILLIAMS.

Says Summer Dabbs, Director at Fullerton Cares and involved in special education for over 20 years, "The comedy show is all about inclusion. A fun night filled with laughter can be a sign of solidarity for our families."

Show is 21+ only. Tickets are available from $15-$65. Media credentials available upon advance request.

ABOUT FULLERTON CARES: Awareness, acceptance and action are the pillars of Fullerton Cares, which spreads autism awareness throughout North Orange County and was founded by Lawrence Houser, after being inspired by his son, Boyd, with autism. Raising funds for autism charities and programs in Fullerton schools through organized events, Fullerton Cares was founded in 2010 and has raised over $150,000 for autism initiatives. http://fullertoncares.com/
https://www.facebook.com/FullertonCaresAutismFoundation
 
ABOUT AUTISM: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, autism now affects 1 in every 59 American children. Autism is a complex condition that affects a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges.

Media Contact: Elysse Acosta, (760) 490-5810, elysse@feltenmedia.com

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