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“Best joke writer in America” to be featured at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s LIVE Comedy Club

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JOSHUA TREE, CA – This St. Patrick’s Day evening the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s Blak Box Theater will be transformed into a live Comedy Club featuring top-quality comedic entertainment like never before. Hi-Desert Hilarity: A night of laughter with Emo Phillips, Cary Odes, Jeff Jeffers and Chris Crandall begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 17th and is sure to please all who attend this event that is sure to sell-out! The evening’s headliner, Emo Phillips, has been heralded by Jay Leno as “the best joke writer in America” and Phillips with the entire comedy crew will keep your comedy club evening filled with fun and laughter.

Emo Phillips is in the top 50 of E4′s “100 Greatest Comedians of All Time” and has won “Best Comedy Album” from the New Music Awards. Phillips also has appeared in feature films, including “UHF” (as a rather clumsy school shop teacher who accidentally saws his thumb off), the original version of “Meet the Parents” (also executive producer), “Desperation Boulevard” and has TV credits in “Miami Vice” and “The Weird Al Show” among many, many others.

The Comedy Club opens at 6:30 pm with a pre-show social party with a no-host full bar and concessionary light hors d’oeuvres, with the performance beginning at 7:30 pm. The state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater is located behind the Kaye Ballard Theater at 61231 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. While the club’s comedy is “clean”, this evening’s subject matter is for adults, and children under the age of 16 will not be admitted. Tickets are $20. For more information and/or tickets, call the Hi-Desert Cultural Center box office at 760.366.3777 or purchase tickets online at www.hidesertculturalcenter.com.



Following a generous $25,000 donation made by William Gillespie of the William Gillespie Foundation, where Gillespie recognized the Center’s plan as “an impressive revitalization project for the community”, the Center has received an incredible offer from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous at this time to match DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR all donations made to help finish the final renovation phase of the 300-seat theater, up to $125,000 with a bonus of $50,000 if the full $125,000 is raised within 90 days. That would mean $125,000 in donations turns into $300,000 – which is enough to finish the main theater, and enough to open its doors and bring new opportunities for employment, education, and entertainment to the Desert communities and beyond. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Hi-Desert Cultural Center

The mission of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center is to operate a Cultural Center that provides venues, support facilities, funding, promotion, leadership, innovation, education, and other resources for programs and productions whose focus is on the aesthetic arts - including dramatic, musical, visual, and other forms of artistic expression.

The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation incorporated in the State of California as the Hi-Desert Playhouse Guild, Inc. doing business as the Hi-Desert Cultural Center. As required by law it is also registered with the CA DOJ Registry of Charitable Trusts. Donations to it are deductible to the full extent of the law; it is exempted from both federal and state taxes.

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