An actor/comedian with Pacifica ties will perform a benefit show next month for an Aurora, Colo., shooting victim who was following a similar career path.
Rob Schneider, a 1982 Terra Nova High grad of Saturday Night Live and Men Behaving Badly fame, will perform at Comedy Works South in Denver on Sept. 12, with all proceeds benefiting shooting victim Caleb Medley, a Denver Post entertainment blog reports.
Medley, a 23-year-old rising star in Denver comedy circles, was with his pregnant wife, Katie, at the July 20 midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises when a masked gunman opened fire in a horrific massacre that left 12 people dead and 58 injured.
Medley was shot in the eye and remains in a medically-induced coma in the same Denver hospital where his wife since gave birth to their first child, CBS News reports. The Medleys face financial ruin, with medical bills estimated at $2 million, CBS News reports.
Medley had just advanced in Denver's biggest amateur comedy contest, the Hollywood Reporter reports.
Prosecutors earlier this week formally charged James Holmes, a 24-year-old medical school dropout, with 142 criminal counts including 24 counts of first-degree murder in connection with one of the nation's most horrific shooting rampages, the L.A. Times reports.
Schneider has been active in the Pacifica community. In 1997 he started the Rob Schneider Music Foundation, which supports music programs in the Pacifica School District.