Don Reed: in Berkeley Sunday

This Sunday night, October 10, Don Reed, the comedian-playwright-producer behind East 14th — and a regular on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central — will be performing at the Julia Morgan Theater as a fundraiser to support Leiomyosarcoma cancer research.

Reed will present two shows: “Stand Up” and “The Kipling Hotel: True Tales of the ’80s”.

East 14th was grounded on Reed’s recollections of growing up black and poor in 1970s Oakland, attempting to straddle the great divide between his divorced parents: his mother was a rule-bound Jehovah’s Witness and his father a laissez-faire pimp.

Tickets for the show, which is at 7pm, are available on a sliding scale from $36-$100. They can be bought at or at the door for $40-$100. If you’re unable to attend but would like to make a donation, you can do so on the website. Note that some of the material in Reed’s show is not suited for those aged under 17.

Find out more about Leiomyosarcoma cancer research.

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...