Local multi-media artist and UCSC Alum, Davis Banta came on to the show to talk about many art projects as well as his upcoming production and fundraiser, “You Had To Be There Learns to Share: A Benefit Sketch Comedy Show,  happening Friday and Saturday, November 19th & 20th, 7 pm and 9 pm.

Each show will be slightly different, so you may want to attending several to catch all the flying bits and pieces of hilarity, then go home and knit them into a sweater.

You Had To Be There gives something back to the community, by donating 50% of the money raised by these shows to the Santa Cruz Actors’ Theatre. Enjoy two evenings of original entertainment and support the local arts.  The Santa Cruz Actors’ Theatre  is located at 1001 Center Street, downtown Santa Cruz. The proceeds of the fundraiser go to the Santa Cruz Actors Theater. Tickets can be bought at Brown Paper Tickets.

You Had To Be There, Improv and Sketch Comedy is comprised of Davis Banta, Daniel Ruiz, Bob Nasr, Jon Rector, Helen Del Toro, and David Guzman.

Here’s one of their videos:

Davis does many types of projects from directing and performing theatrical performances to creating videos. He created a couple of promotional videos for Shakespeare Santa Cruz.  Davis is also an audio artist. He also has been involved with the Drama Hour that began on KZSC and is continuing on-line with all new monthly Podcast.

This was a kind of reunion for Davis and me.  We went through the KZSC Radio Class together in the Fall 2008.

If you missed any part of the live broadcast, you can hear the whole show by clicking on the play icon below.


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