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HOME BOX OFFICE, BIRMINGHAM HEALTHCARE FOR THE HOMELESS AND OTHERS TO CO-HOST COMIC RELIEF BENEFIT FOR BIRMINGHAM'S HOMELESS

 HOME BOX OFFICE, BIRMINGHAM HEALTHCARE FOR THE HOMELESS AND OTHERS
 TO CO-HOST COMIC RELIEF BENEFIT FOR BIRMINGHAM'S HOMELESS
 WHAT: Birmingham Healthcare for the Homeless, Home Box
 Office, Birmingham area cable operators, The
 Comedy Club and WZRR-FM are hosting an evening of
 comedy to raise money for Birmingham's homeless.
 Tickets are $15 and 100 percent of the monies
 collected will go to Birmingham's homeless effort.
 WHO: Comedians:
 -- A.J. Jamal
 -- The Real John King
 -- Marc Rubben
 WHEN: Thursday, May 14
 8 p.m.
 WHERE: The Comedy Club
 430 Green Springs Highway
 Birmingham, Ala.
 WHY: Birmingham's Healthcare for the Homeless is one of
 23 recipients of COMIC RELIEF funds. To date,
 COMIC RELIEF has contributed $498,500 to the
 Birmingham project.
 Single-parent mothers with young children are the
 fastest-growing homeless population. Once only a
 few, they now account for approximately 34 percent
 of America's homeless. COMIC RELIEF has enabled
 Birmingham Healthcare for the Homeless to provide a
 child development center, "My Place."
 COMIC RELIEF is a nationally cablecast comedy
 extravaganza hosted by Billy Crystal, Whoopi
 Goldberg and Robin Williams.
 COMIC RELIEF V will be co-presented by Home Box
 Office and CERTS on May 16 at 9 p.m. EST, live from
 from Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheater.
 CONTACT: Jan Thompson of the Birmingham Healthcare for the
 Homeless, 205-323-5311, or Pat Conner of Home Box
 Office, 404-239-6640.
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