Saturday, September 15, 2012

As Bozo the Clown might Say, I approve this message- Camino Real Playhouse Graduation Ceremony

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – During the past six weeks, comedy newbies have learned everything from basic joke writing skills and stage technique to minimizing stage fright and how to turn life experiences into usable comedy material, at the Camino Real Playhouse.  Now in just that short time, five stand-up comedians will be taking the stage at the Camino Real Playhouse Saturday, September 22 at 8:00 PM, to show Orange County just how funny they are.

Graduating performers in the September 22nd show are first timers Wendy Gallo, Barry Gorelick, and Judy Mastracchio, plus intermediate students Nancy Pirozzi, and Walt Stevens.  The class is taught by veteran stand-up comedian and Orange County resident Tom Riehl. “If this evening is anything like the ones in the past, and I know it will be, everyone in the audience will be blown away at how much has been accomplished in this very short time”, says Riehl.

In addition to the students, Riehl will be the evening’s emcee along with professional headliner Danny Villalpando to close out the evening.

Riehl, who began his comedy career 18 years ago, feels its time to give something back after all these years.  “When I see these people walk into class for the first time, I immediately remember how I felt when I first started. They really deserve a lot of credit for sticking it out and doing something most people would never even consider.” A longtime south Orange County resident, Riehl has worked with the likes of Bob Saget, Paula Poundstone, Alonzo Bodden, Shawn Wayans, and James P. Connolly as well as musical acts Berlin, Three Dog Night and David Pack of Ambrosia. He was also a winner on ABC’s America’s Funniest People” and host of the cooking show “Food Rules”. Recently he was named “Best Clean Comedian” at the Eagle Rock Comedy Festival and has been co-producing a monthly comedy show at the Camino Real Playhouse for the past three years.

Admission is $10 and certain to fill up quick. Go to  and reserve your seat TODAY!

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