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A laughing matter: Latin Comedy Jam coming to Historic Yuma Theater

November 16, 2013


Nov. 16--If laughter truly is the best medicine, comedy lovers can expect to get healed Saturday at the Historic Yuma Theatre.

The Latin Comedy Jam will be on stage, offering up radical doses of laughter.

The show gets going at 8 p.m., starring some pretty accomplished names in comedy.

The Latin Comedy Jam is produced by Mike Acquisto-Gotti, CEO of HP Entertainment, who has appeared in "Three Kings" and "Any Giving Sunday."

Acquisto-Gotti said that Latin comedy is certainly hot right now -- and with good reason. He explained that comedy rooted in the experience of America's Hispanic community isn't just something most people can relate to -- it's also just plain funny.

"The Latin Comedy Jam offers a hilarious blend of situational and topical comedy from the nation's top Latino comedians," he said, adding that the performers are really loving this current tour. "Our audiences have been great. They have really connected to the universal topics the comics have brought to the stage."

He added that he's grateful for the reputation that The Latin Comedy Jam has earned from coast to coast.

"On Ticketmaster, we currently have a 4.8 star rating out of 5.0," Acquisto-Gotti said with pride. "We receive a lot of positive feedback from our audiences ... For example, we got a comment from our Yuma show last year from someone who attended the show and I quote, 'The show was seriously hilarious. I would recommend this show to anyone.'"

The cast of The Latin Comedy Jam has been seen on TV shows such as "MadTV," "In Living Color," "Reno 911," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Criminal Minds," and in movies such as "Happy Feet" and "Space Jam."

"Although all the comics are from Latin descent, their humor is universal that is enjoyed by millions around the world," Acquisto-Gotti said. "Within the The Latin Comedy Jam, we have a family of comics that work year-round to keep the show fresh and new everywhere we go."

"Dillon Garcia was the youngest comic ever to be featured on Comedy Central and who was featured on both seasons of Stand Up Revolution hosted by Gabriel Iglesias," Acquisto-Gotti said. "Jerry Garcia was named the next George Lopez ... and the 'very Rudy Moreno' has appeared on 'Everybody Loves Raymond' and 'E.R.'

Tickets, which are $22 or $27, can be purchased by going to or calling 373-5202.

"I promise you a show you will be talking about for days to come," Acquisto-Gotti said. "This show will entertain you from the first joke to the last and in between. I guarantee a night of laughter that everyone will enjoy."


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