Liebman and Mittleman Headline Rx Laughter 2004 on January 24

December 17, 2003
News Office: Eve Harris (415) 885-7277

Comedians Wendy Liebman and Steve Mittleman will headline Rx Laughter 2004, a performance to benefit the Auxiliary of UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Both are stand up comedians and veterans of many television appearances.

The event is set for Saturday, January 24, at 8 p.m. at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco. Tickets are $35, $55 and $75, depending on seat selection.

The show will feature comedy and music. Joining Liebman and Mittleman will be local comedians Will Durst and Mark Pitta. Also performing will be comedians Johnny Steele and Joe Klocek, singer Kathy Young and musicians The Stupeds. Comedian Rene Hicks will host the show.

Although her act won't be limited to jokes about medicine, Liebman has demonstrated that she knows the sillier side of health care. "Is there a doctor in the house?" Lieman once asked her audience. "Because my mom wants me to marry you."

Proceeds from the event will support patient programs at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Mount Zion is a home to a number of specialized clinics and the Comprehensive Cancer Center, which has won the National Cancer Institute's highest designation — "comprehensive" — for its balanced strengths in research and patient care.

Specialized outpatient services at Mount Zion include the Women's Health Center, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, a sports medicine center, a sleep disorders clinic and a pain management center.

All net proceeds from this event will be donated in the name of the staff members who have served patients for more than 100 years at Mount Zion. The 2003 show sold out before the performance. To purchase tickets to Rx Laughter 2004 contact the Auxiliary at 885-7354 or by email at [email protected].

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