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Comedy showcase opens sixth Jewel Box Series Oct. 13

October 4, 2019
Comedy showcase opens sixth Jewel Box Series Oct. 13

Six comedians. One goal. Lots of laughs! The El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre celebrates its sixth season with six standup comedians in the Cloud 915 Comedy Showcase at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 13 in the Plaza Theatre, part of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets $16 at the Plaza Theatre Box Office (no service fees) and (plus service fees).

Each of the half dozen comedians is a touring performer, very active on social media, and a product of the area’s burgeoning stand-up comedy scene. Headliner Adam Dominguez is an El Paso native now living and working the comedy scene in Las Vegas. Joe Rodriguez, a Las Cruces native now based in Vegas, describes himself on his Instagram page as “Comedian. Husband. Habitual Line Stepper.”

Nico Adjemian, who can be heard on the KLAQ-FM morning show, was a finalist in the 2014 El Paso Comedy Challenge and 2015 Southwest Laughfest Comedy Festival. Versatile Anthony Austin Brown is a comedian, actor, singer, and dancer who describes himself as “still broke.”

Cathedral High School grad Dante Verduzco says that English is his second language, “funny is his first.” Cloud 915’s Lando V.C., who will host the show, tends to work clean, with an emphasis on silly humor.

Jewel Box Series season tickets are $103 for all eight shows (a 20% discount), on sale at the El Paso Community Foundation, 333 N. Oregon, by phone at 915-533-4020, or online at

The Jewel Box Series is produced in partnership with El Paso Live. The 191-seat Philanthropy Theatre is located above the Plaza Theatre box office on the second floor of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre annex.

The November show is a concert called Two Women. Two Voices. Unplugged.</b>, featuring singer-songwriter Emily Davis, currently on tour with Bad Religion, and singer-songwriter Jaimielynn Amato, the Songbird of El Paso. It’s at 2:30 p.m. November 3 in the Philanthropy Theatre, on sale now at the Plaza Theatre Box Office.