Comedian DNA is no stranger to bringing big-name acts to Santa Cruz.
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Laughternoon delight: Comedy impresario DNA bringing stand-up series downtown

Comic Amy Miller headlines the first of three Saturday afternoon shows on an outdoor stage at London Nelson Community Center in downtown Santa Cruz. Laughternoon kicks off Aug. 26.

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DNA, that tireless bringer of comedy to the community, has big plans for stand-up fans, beginning later this month with a series he’s calling “Laughternoon.”

The series will include three big comedy shows on consecutive Saturdays beginning Aug. 26 in the serene outdoor space at London Nelson Community Center in downtown Santa Cruz.

With advanced tickets priced at $20, the series will kick off Aug. 26 with national touring comic Amy Miller, well known in Bay Area comedy circles. On Sept. 2, the series will welcome Cleveland-based comic Kiry Shabazz, and will continue Sept. 9 with writer and comic Tony Camin of “The Marijuana Monologues.”

The shows will also feature some local comics and feature acts as well, all late afternoon (4:30 p.m.) in the park. And yes, you’re free to bring your low-back chairs, blankets and picnic lunches. It’ll be a great way to close out the summer.