SOURCE: Bark Avenue Foundation

November 23, 2009 08:50 ET

A Comedy Benefit for Bark Avenue Foundation Hosted by Carla Collins With the Improv's Hottest Comics Ian Bagg, Michael Kosta and Dwayne Perkins Serving Up "Shitzus and Giggles"

Featuring a Live Auction Including the Big Ticket Item: A Day on Set With "Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan"

HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - November 23, 2009) - Canada's Queen of Comedy Carla Collins and three of the Improv's hottest comics, Ian Bagg, Michael Kosta and Dwayne Perkins, join forces on December 2, 2009, at the Hollywood Improv (8162 Melrose Ave.) to raise critical funds for Bark Avenue Foundation (BAF) of Los Angeles. The show, "Shitzus and Giggles," which will run from 7 - 9 PM, is the first of what the organization hopes will be an annual event whose purpose is not only to raise funds, but also to increase awareness of BAF and its mission, announced Melanie Pozez, Founder of BAF.

Admission is $25 with 100% of ticket sales being donated to BAF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Bark Avenue Foundation is committed to significantly reducing pet overpopulation through spay/neuter, humane education, rescue and re-homing and community outreach. Tickets available at the Improv Box Office: 323.651.2583 or online at

A live auction will feature a day on the set of "Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan," affording two people the opportunity to be special guests of Cesar Millan, during filming of his Emmy® nominated reality series on location in Hollywood. Proceeds from the auction will benefit BAF. There will also be a meet and greet reception with the performers immediately following the show.

"'Shitzus & Giggles' will be a night of fun and laughs helping Bark Avenue Foundation make a difference in the lives of animals throughout Los Angeles," commented Pozez. "Carla has been there for us in the past and we are thankful for her generosity in hosting this event. We are also grateful for Cesar Millan's time and support as an advocate for the spaying and neutering of pets."

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Carla Collins is a renowned and beloved award-winning actress who has worked extensively as a television host, radio personality and model. A gifted stand-up comedienne, Carla's hysterical docucomedy series, "CARLAWOOD" is currently shooting its second season and is a huge hit in Canada.


Please visit Melanie Pozez 323-788-8118

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