Benefit for Angelo Bowers, 26-Year-Old Comedian Killed by Drunk Driver
Angelo Bowers, the 26-year-old man who was killed earlier this week in Hollywood when a drunk driver slammed into the car he was in, was a promising comedian who performed regularly on the local circuit. Since his death, the comedy community has been rallying to support his family, and to support Josh Adam Meyers, who was in the car with Bowers and was critically injured.
Next Wednesday night, the Hollywood Improv is hosting a benefit show for the two men. Performers will include Marc Maron, Chris Porter and Harland Williams. Ticket sales will go towards Meyers' medical bills -- he broke several bones but is expected to recover fully -- and to Bowers' family.
The accident happened at Vine and Yucca in the early hours of January 3. Meyers and Bowers, who were in a 1995 Jeep Wrangler, were struck by a Toyota Matrix and were reportedly both thrown from the car. The 21-year-old driver of the Toyota was badly injured as well, but is expected to be booked on murder charges once he recovers.