Universal Pictures has announced a special night of stand-up comedy at The Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles that will be used in the upcoming Judd Apatow film, Funny People, which will hit theaters on July 31, 2009. Here is the full press release below.

WHAT:

"A Night of Funny People": a one-time-only comedy performance that will be filmed for use in Universal Pictures' upcoming "Funny People," from

writer/director/producer Judd Apatow. The film stars Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, RZA, Aubrey Plaza and Aziz Ansari.

WHO:

Judd Apatow hosts, performing live as their characters in the film are Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Aziz Ansari, as well as Patton Oswalt and other surprise special guests in the line-up.

WHERE:

The Orpheum Theatre

842 South Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90014

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 7:00 PM

Tickets are $20 and go on sale through Ticketmaster at 12 PM on Friday, December 19. Call (213) 480-3232 for tickets or go to Ticketmaster.com. Performances are for audience members over the age of 18.

WHY:

The night will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and 826LA.

826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Funny People arrives in theaters nationwide on July 31, 2009.

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