FRIENDS OF DRUG COURT ADVISORY BOARD
April 25, 2016
COMEDIAN COMES TO UKIAH TO SUPPORT DRUG COURTS ON MAY 14
You would think that addiction and drug courts are no laughing matter. Comedian Mark L. is coming to Ukiah to disprove that notion. Mark L. is a nationally renowned twelve step comedian who has been cracking up audiences of addicts and “normals” for many years. His brand of irreverent humor cuts to the core of addiction and the behaviors that surround it. Mark L. returns to Ukiah after a show four years ago which had the audience in stitches.
The performance is a benefit for the Friends of Drug Court, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Ukiah Community Foundation that provides grants of up to $250 to participants in the Mendocino County Drug Courts to help remove barriers to recovery such as costs related to education, housing, driver’s licenses, tattoo removal, and dentistry.
The evening is also a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Drug Courts in Mendocino County. It will recognize the founding members who organized the first Adult Drug Court in Mendocino County in 1996. At that time the concept of collaborative courts that address all the needs of the defendant was a new one. Now it is a national movement which has expanded across the globe.
The Mark L. event is Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. at the Ukiah High Cafetorium. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Mendocino Book Company on School Street, Ukiah Hospice on State Street in Ukiah, or at the door.