CBS sets up multicultural comedy showcase

CBS is setting up a multicultural comedy showcase at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood on Jan. 27.

Event will be hosted by Kunal Nayyar of "The Big Bang Theory" and will feature 15 actors selected from a pool of 4,000 who applied, and 1,500 who auditioned.

Showcase will be directed by Rick Najera and be part of the Eye’s diversity initiative.

Among the groups who help put the night together: AFTRA, American Indians in Film & Television, East West Players, Nosotros, the Robey Theatre Co. and SAG.

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