Comedy Night Fundraiser


On June 4th, 2011, the Santiago Iglesias Educational Society will be hosting our first and perhaps annual comedy show featuring three well-known comedians, two of which have been featured on HBO (Rich Ramirez and Angel Salazar). All proceeds will go to benefit the Jose Lopez Scholarship fund.

The event will be held at LIC Cafe located at CAFE L.I.C.. 47-02 31st.Place., LONG ISLAND CITY, NY, 11101, and tickets will be available in advance at a cost of $25.00 per person which will be the cover charge. The doors open at 9:00 p.m. and the show starts at 10:00 p.m.  The show is approximately an hour and ten minutes long and immediately thereafter, we will have a live DJ and hope everyone will stay and party the night away. There will also be a light food menu and cash bar.

This is a private event and opened to S.I.E.S. members, Local #3 members and their families. If you are interested in attending this event, you could reach Alberto Mendez at (917) 482-5127 or Edwin Rodriguez at (718) 570-2281.


Angel Salazar

Rich Ramirez

Angel Salazar is not your typical comedian. His Cuban/Puerto Rican heritage and penchant for sporting mini-skirts notwithstanding, this manic, human laugh factory is rather difficult to describe. Salazar’s performance is a mixture of street-smart ethnic wisecracks, risque humor, physical comedy, and audience involvement. Angel is also an established actor, who has appeared in films such as “Scarface,” “Punchline,” “Carlito’s Way,” and “Where the Buffalo Roam.” He was also featured in Cheech and Chong’s comedy video “Born in East L.A.” He has headlined at The Comedy Store in L.A., The Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas, Catch a Rising Star in New York City, and The Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City. This diminutive comic is achieving success on a grand scale. As Angel implores you in his act: “Check it out!”

Rich Ramirez is one of the hardest working comics in the business. From appearances in numerous television programs and films to starring roles in hot Latin musicals to performing his stand-up routine around the country, Rich Rich has appeared on over twenty national and cable television comedy shows. He’s been cast in “Law and Order”, “One Life to Live” and A&E’s “American Humor: What’s So Funny?”  His film debut was in “Punchline” with Tom Hanks and Sally Field. In terms of stand-up, Rich has performed at more than 175 colleges and opened for such recording artists as Patti Labelle, Luther Vandross, George Benson, and the Temptations & The Four Tops.  Along with Chris Ryan and Herb Qui-ones, Rich founded the sketch group “SalSoul Comedy Troupe”. This twelve year-old venture has allowed Rich to nurture his writing, producing and comedic acting skills. Audience members have commented that some of Rich’s work reminds them of Jerry Lewis. His charisma and his love of comedy help Rich connect with any audience.  They may be strangers in the beginning but at the end of his routine, his audience will be both friends and admirers and will have shared in a gift…the gift of laughter.

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