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This comedy showcase presented by Mental Health Systems raises funds for prevention, education, treatment and recovery programs for those impacted by mental health, alcohol and drug-related illnesses.

Mental Health Systems Presents 5th Annual Laugh For Recovery With: Shayma Tash Biography

Shayma Tash's chaotic childhood helped contribute to her success as a notable female stand-up comic. After starting her career in San Diego and flourishing in Los Angeles, Tash has worked alongside legendary comedians such as Chris Rock, George Lopez, Tim Allen, Bill Maher, and many others. She has made television appearances on The Best Damn Sports Show, The Tonight Show, MTV’s Punk’d, and Chelsea Lately. Tash has also performed her side-splitting routines at The Comedy Store, The Improv and The Laugh Factory; she currently opens for Carrot Top in Las Vegas.

Claude Shires Biography

Like many of the truly great stand-up comics, Claude Shires has performed at some of the world’s renowned comedy clubs over the last 12 years of his career. In his acts, Shires discusses everyday topics familiar to audience members, such as aging, family, marriage, and even his military service. While Shires has been featured on successful television shows (Dexter, CSI), in short films (Expecting, Accidentally on Purpose, The Final Day of Intoxication) and as the voice of the animated character Willie Hollbeck in the L.A. Noire video game, Shires can most often be found performing onstage at the L.A. venues The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and The Ice House.

Tommy Chunn Biography

Tommy Chunn knew from a very young age that his calling was to make people laugh. Through wildly animated facial expressions, physical contortions, masterful word-play, innuendo and dead-on impersonations, Chunn tells hilarious stories that draw from his own life experiences and hardships. Living most of his teenage and adult life alternating between San Diego and his hometown of Detroit largely accounts for his universal perspectives, enhanced versatility and overall broad appeal. Chunn has performed on HBO's Russell Simmons comedy specials, FOX's Def Comedy Jam: Prime Time, 60 Minutes comedy special, Evening at the Improv, and B.E.T.'s Comic View. He has also performed at gigs with Harry Belafonte, Roy Ayers, Isaac Hayes, Neol Pointer, Martin Lawrence, Dennis Miller, Tim Allen and Richard Pryor.

Hosted by Bob Murphy Biography

Bob Murphy is a regular among San Diego's comedy scene and has been doing stand-up on and off since the late 1980s. He has performed on the Comedy Central TV network and a local cable TV show in San Diego called Kill Them With Comedy for two years. Murphy managed a comedy room in Encinitas for five years and continues to produce shows with Laughing at the Moon Productions. Recently, Murphy has performed in comedy clubs across Southern California, including the La Jolla Comedy Store, Hollywood Comedy Store and at various improv venues.


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