Dante, a cast member from NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” will headline a night of comedy at the inaugural “Coyote Comedy @ The Fox” event in Redlands on Friday, March 15.
Proceeds from the show will go to the Cal State San Bernardino Sports and Entertainment Marketing Scholarship Fund.
The night of comedy also stars Jay London, who also appeared on “Last Comic Standing,” and Rebekah Kochan, who along with her stand-up comedy appearances has appeared in the gay comedy film trilogy “Eating Out” and more than 15 horror films. The event is presented by the Business Alliance, which is the partnership organization helping to link CSUSB’s College of Business and Public Administration with the business community.
The show begins at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Fox Events Center, 24 E. Vine St., Redlands. Ticket start at $15 for general admission purchased in advance.
Dante, who is currently a writer for the E! Channel’s “Fashion Police,” was the grand prize winner of ABC’s television’s “America’s Funniest People.” He has been the opening act for Robin Williams and Richard Pryor and has also performed overseas for military personnel numerous times. His fan base continues to grow with each show he performs, leading “Variety” to name him “The next Steve Martin or Jim Carrey.”
Opening the evening’s entertainment is London, who is known for his long curly hair and bib overalls. His signature line — “You might recognize me, I’m the fourth guy from the left on the evolutionary chart” — refers to his slouching posture and unkempt appearance. His comedy is usually self-deprecating and laden with quips, such as “0 for 1,” “This is death!” and his trademark line, “It’s almost over.” During his run on “Last Comic Standing,” he made a guest appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Kochan is most recognized for her role as “Tiffani” in the “Eating Out” film series, the highest grossing gay comedy film trilogy in history. She has gone on to star in many more films since, causing her fan base to skyrocket.
Eric Hutchins, the CSUSB professor who is an adviser for the Business Alliance for the project, said he is eager to see his students’ ideas for implementing the show.
“I am excited for the recognition and growth of the scholarship fund,” said Hutchins. “The students have put a lot of effort into making this event a success, so I’m glad to see that their hard work will be rewarded by
creating more scholarship funding for future marketing students.”
To purchase tickets or for more information about the inaugural event presented by the CSUSB Business Alliance, visit the Coyote Comedy @ the Fox website.
VIP options are also available, including tables for eight to 10 people, cocktail tables for two, and access to the upstairs VIP lounge hosted by CR4 Solutions.
For sponsorship information, contact Eric Hutchins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 380-4687.
For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.