Riverside (CA) Humane Society’s Comedy Night Sept. 12 Features Nationally Known Comedians Robert G. Lee and Carlos Oscar

Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center’s 11th Annual Comedy Night fundraiser on Sept. 12 features comedians Robert G. Lee and Carlos Oscar. KOLA 99.9 FM’s Cindy Davis is the evening’s MC. The event includes a no-host reception, silent auction and raffle for a luxury 7-night Mexican Riviera cruise valued at $2040. Comedy Night tickets are $50 per person; reservations required. Proceeds benefit the center’s homeless cats and dogs.

Riverside, CA, August 19, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The Riverside (CA) Humane Society Pet Adoption Center (RHSPAC) hosts its 11th Annual Comedy Night Sept. 12 at the Riverside Convention Center. The evening features nationally known comedians Robert G. Lee and Carlos Oscar. KOLA 99.9 FM’s Cindy Davis, heard weekdays 9-2 on the Inland Empire’s top classic hits station, will be MC. Proceeds go toward caring for the cats and dogs awaiting adoption at RHSPAC.

Lee is one of Hollywood’s top sitcom warm-up comics, a veteran of more than 1,000 episodes of shows such as “Just Shoot Me,” “Frasier,” and “The Drew Carry Show,” as well as several VH-1 programs. He is also a comedy writer, director and producer.

Oscar’s energetic stage persona and wit zeros in on family life, pop culture and everyday mishaps as he morphs into various characters and voices. A regular at major comedy clubs, he has appeared on many network and cable television shows including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Single Guy,” and “VIBE.”

Activities begin at 7:00 p.m. when dogs available for adoption at the Pet Adoption Center greet guests at the door. During a no-host cocktail reception guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres as they bid on an eclectic selection of silent auction items donated by area businesses and artisans.

To highlight this year’s tropical theme, the raffle prize is a luxury 7-night Mexican Riviera cruise for two aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas. The package, valued at $2040, includes outside stateroom accommodations and stops in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta and more. The ship leaves from Los Angeles on March 1, 2009. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and available in advance, as well as at Comedy Night. Winner need not be present.

The evening’s Entertainment Sponsors are Mary S. Roberts Foundation, Raincross Veterinary Services and Tavaglione Construction. KOLA 99.9 FM is Media Sponsor. Cat’s Meow Sponsors are Gless Ranch, Hub International, Jan Peterson Child Development Center, Levi's Landscaping, Lincoln Plaza Veterinary Clinic, Pedley Square Veterinary Clinic, Joe & Susan Perrone, Sunnymead Animal Hospital, Waggin' Tails Day Camp, and Wells Fargo Inland Empire Commercial Banking.

Tickets for the 11th Annual Comedy Night are $50 per person. Reservations are required. For reservations, raffle tickets, sponsor, donation and advertising opportunities, and general information, call RHSPAC at 951-688-4340, x312. Riverside Convention Center is at 3443 Orange St. in Riverside. Tropical attire is suggested.

Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center, a non-profit public benefit charitable organization, is located at 6165 Industrial Ave. in Riverside, CA. RHSPAC accepts owner turn-ins of cats and dogs and transfers from area animal-control shelters. No healthy, adoptable animal is ever put to sleep. Prior to adoption, each animal is spayed or neutered and microchipped, receives all necessary vaccinations and medical care, is monitored for physical, emotional and mental health, and is socialized.

Jean Clement