Dan Ahdoot

Dan Ahdoot

Comedian Dan Ahdoot to Perform at Illinois Wesleyan

August 30, 2005  

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s Office of Student Activities will bring standup comedian Dan Ahdoot to campus on Friday, September 2, at 8 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington). 

The event is free and open to the public.

Ahdoot, who was a finalist on the second season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” says he didn’t have a career in comedy in mind.  Shortly after graduating with honors from Johns Hopkins University as a premed student, he decided not to return to the field of medicine, but rather begin a career in comedy.  Ahdoot, who jokes that his parents are “still thrilled” about his career choice, bases his standup act on his observations about life as a young adult fresh out of college.

Ahdoot’s standup has helped him receive such honors as first prize at the Philadelphia Comedy Competition in 2003, first prize at the NYC Triad Comedy Competition in 2002, and to be asked to be the honorary guest at the exclusive HA! Comedy Festival in Manhattan.  Ahdoot has also written freelance for Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers” and has been featured on ABC’s “20/20.”

For additional information, contact Assistant Dean of Students Kevin Clark at 309/556-3850.

Contact: Taylar Kuzniar, (309) 556-3181