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Comedy show to honor comic killed by drunk driver

January 6, 2012 | 10:15 am

Angelo Bowers
A comedy show is being planned next week to honor Angelo Bowers, a stand-up comedian and actor who was killed by a drunk driver in Hollywood.

Ticket sales will benefit Bowers' family and fellow comedian Josh Adam Meyers, who was seriously injured in Tuesday's early morning crash.

A 21-year-old drunk driver was involved in a hit-and-run crash near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue, and five minutes later, the driver hit a second car at Vine and Yucca streets. The second collision killed Bowers, who was a passenger.

Meyers was recuperating Friday from his injuries.

The drunk driver, whose name was not released, is expected to be booked on murder charges once his medical condition improves.

Bowers performed in Los Angeles comedy clubs and was well-known in comedian circles.


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Photo: Stand-up comedian Angelo Bowers, right, was killed in a Hollywood car crash that also seriously injured fellow comedian Josh Adam Meyers, left. Credit: KTLA-TV