Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Comedy Showcase: Meet Dan Ahdoot - He's Iranian, He's Jewish, and He's Funny

 Last month we introduced Comedy Showcase -- a feature that will periodically introduce you to a Jewish stand-up comedian, as a break from the funny real stories that are the basis for many of our posts.
A stand-up comic who is both Jewish and Iranian, Dan Ahdoot went to college at Johns Hopkins University and graduated with honors as a premed student. Shortly thereafter, he decided to take the secure route and ditch medicine for comedy.

Dan has been featured on The Jay Leno Show and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and was a guest at the Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival. Dan was a finalist on Season 2 of NBCs Last Comic Standing.

He has written for MTV’s Short Circuits, Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers, and A&E’s Roast of Gene Simmons. He has opened for Lewis Black, Jay Mohr, and Patton Oswalt. He has been featured on ABCs 20/20, the 98.7 KISS FM Morning Comedy Special, and he is a regular on Jim Brueur’s radio show Unleashed, on Sirius Satellite.

In addition, Dan is one of the highest booked college acts in the country - performing at well over 300 colleges. He also performs at corporate events for a variety of companies and organizations.

Here's a video clip of Dan's recent appearance on the Jay Leno Show.  Enjoy!

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