Oxnard College’s Institute for Latino Performing Arts Presents
CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Show Feb 3

Writer-Director-Comedian Rick Najera Blends Hollywood Sketch Comedy with Local Performers at Oxnard College Performing Arts Center as Part of Growing Latino Thought Makers Series

Oxnard, CA – [January 5, 2016]  Oxnard College Institute for Latino Performing Arts presents the much-anticipated CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Show directed by Rick Najera on Wednesday, February 3. The special event takes place at Oxnard College’s state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033. Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:00pm. Entrance and parking are free. A $5 donation is suggested to benefit the Oxnard College Foundation supporting students in the arts.

“Oxnard College proudly welcomes this comedy showcase to the stage,” said Ken Sherwood, vice president of academic affairs and student learning at Oxnard College. “This is one of our most anticipated shows because of the cutting-edge comedy sketches, from the Hollywood stage to our stage.”

Rick Najera, who doubles as Oxnard College Performing Arts Center Creative Directer and host of Latino Thought Makers Series, directs the show and blends his cast from the original CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase that he directs each year in Hollywood with local performers to create even more opportunity for diverse talent.

Originally created by CBS, the largest television network in America, the showcase was created to provide more opportunity to diverse talent and a platform to be seen by Hollywood’s most influential agents, managers and casting directors. Najera has directed CBS Diversity’s Sketch Comedy Showcase for the last 11 consecutive years.

Latino Thought Makers Series, part of Oxnard College’s Institute for Latino Performing Arts initiative was created to engage, entertain and educate Oxnard College students as well as the general public of Oxnard, Camarillo and greater Ventura County communities. View a clip of Latino Thought Makers.

Oxnard College Institute for Latino Performing Arts presents CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase directed by Rick Najera on Wednesday, February 3; Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:00pm at Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA 93033. Entrance and parking are free. RSVP to ocilpa@vcccd.edu for best seats.

For more information on Latino Thought Makers, visit www.latinothoughtmakers.com or visit the Facebook invite.

Oxnard College LTM CBS Sketch Comedy

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