Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Comedy Stars Raise Funds At Flamingo

LAS VEGAS - A notable group of alumni from the famed Second City comedy theatre will gather for a one-night performance, the "Benefit of Laughter", at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

The comedic stars, linked by their common history with The Second City, will unite in an effort to help victims of Hurricane Katrina rebuild their homes and lives. Proceeds from the event benefit Habitat for Humanity. Stars include: George Wendt, Tim Meadows, Jeff Garlin, Richard Kind, Tim Kazurinsky, Keegan Michael Key, Neil Flynn, and Ian Gomez.

"The Flamingo Las Vegas is pleased to be part of an event that bring laughter and levity of our friends at The Second City, all to benefit a tremendous cause that has become so much a part of us all," said Don Marrandino, president of Flamingo Las Vegas.

United Airlines is the official airline for the benefit and a long-time supporter of Habitat for Humanity. United employees, through a workplace-giving program, has donated more than $76,000 to Habitat for Humanity. A significant portion of those dollars will be used for the construction of a new home in New Orleans.

Tickets for the Benefit of Laughter at the Flamingo Las VEgas are $65 and $75 (plus tax and handling) and can purchased at the Flamingo box office or in advance by calling 702-733-3333 or 866-581-8687. For additional information on the performance and an updated list of participants, please visit www.flamingolasvegas.com.

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