‘Better Call Saul’ Leads Team For Improv Benefit Show

December 17—Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn star in “Better Call Saul.”

In the years the two actors have filmed in Albuquerque, they always give back to the community.

As the series comes to an end, Odenkirk and Seehorn will host “The Bob & Rhea Better Call Saul We Love ABQ Charity Night Improv Comedy Show” at 8 p.m. on January 15, at the Albuquerque Journal Theater inside the National Hispanic Cultural Center .

According to organizers, the event will also feature special guests.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 17 at nhccnm.org and vary between $20, $30 and $50, plus service charges.

The show will raise funds for the Cardboard Playhouse Theater Company and New Day Youth & Family Services.

Cardboard Playhouse is one of the only children’s theaters that doesn’t charge children to perform.

According to Doug Montoya, owner of The Box Performance Space and Improv Theatre, Okenkirk is known for his improv nights at the theater.

Montoya was able to convince Odenkirk to do a benefit show in April 2018 at the KiMo Theater.

“We put a bug in his ear so maybe we could move him to a bigger venue and make it a benefit for our children’s theater company. He quickly agreed,” Montoya said.

On the 2018 show, Odenkirk was joined by several of his “Better Call Saul” cast members.

Odenkirk got his start writing comedy for the shows “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “The Dennis Miller Show”, “Get a Life” and “Saturday Night Live”. And he also played a variety of characters on “The Ben Stiller Show” in 1992-93.

NHCC will require either proof of vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to the event or a negative COVID test administered by a medical professional within 72 hours of the event. Originals or photos of documents with matching ID will be accepted. Masks are also required inside the NHCC.

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