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Hal Sparks to perform Central Coast Pride comedy show in SLO

Standup comedian Hal Sparks will perform July 9 at the Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo as part of Central Coast Pride.
Standup comedian Hal Sparks will perform July 9 at the Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo as part of Central Coast Pride.

Standup comedian, actor and musician Hal Sparks is among the acts performing at Central Coast Pride this summer.

He’ll take the stage July 9 at the Fremont Theatre in downtown San Luis Obispo as part of the annual festival sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast. Standup comedian Leah Mansfield will open the show.

Sparks, whose screen credits include “Lab Rats,” “Queer As Folk” and “Dude Where’s My Car?,” is known for his pop culture-skewering commentary on such VH1 miniseries as “I Love the ’80s,” “I Love the ’90s” and “I Love the New Millennium.” In addition to his acting and comedy careers, he is the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Zero 1.

Tickets for Sparks’ show cost $25 to $50.

Central Coast Pride celebrates its 20th anniversary in July.

Highlights include a drag show featuring Tommi Rose and the Playgirls July 8 at the San Luis Obispo Grange, and Pride in the Plaza on July 10 at Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo.

Also in store is a July 7 screening of the documentary “An Act of Love” about Isla Vista pastor Frank Schaefer and his controversial battle with the United Methodist Church over same-sex marriage. Schaefer will participate in a question-and-answer session at the event at United Church of Christ (Congregational) of San Luis Obispo.

For more information, visit www.slopride.com.

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