Dat Phan: Last Comic Standing Champion
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The last date listed for Comedian Dat Phan was Sunday October 6, 2013 / 7:00pm.
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dat phan is fantastic! the opening comedians were really good also. it was super easy to pick up the tickets, just show your print out to the ticket guy. it was a friday night and i'm shocked to say that the room wasn't filled. it was still a...continued
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See Dat Phan’s stand-up on YouTube.
Dat Phan is the Original Winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and is a headlining comedian touring live across the U.S. He has made numerous TV and movie appearances including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, a Family Guy voiceover, and Cellular. Most recently Dat has appeared on The Tyra Banks Show discussing racial diversity.
Dat Phan was born in Saigon, Vietnam and immigrated with his mother to San Diego, CA. He suffered through financial hardships most of his childhood. After 9/11 he realized life was short and decided to go for his dream to pursue comedy full time. Moving to LA he had to live out of his car and even after being robbed at gunpoint he wouldn’t stop pursuing his dream. Dat answered phones for The Improv in Hollywood during the day and tried to get as much stage time as possible at night; this meant he often went on well after midnight when crowds were often more drunk than coherent.
Later, Dat took the risk and auditioned for the experimental, comedy based show produced by NBC that would launch his career. The rest is history as he was named the funniest person in America on August 5, 2003.
Dat’s culturally insightful comedy inspects ridiculous stereotypes, and shares his experience of being a regular American guy with a Vietnamese heritage. His youthful energy and truly unique life experiences, including all the tough times, are combined to create the message of living your dreams and reaching out for the stars. Dat Phan’s mission is to bring a more positive portrayal of Asian-Americans to mainstream entertainment and Hollywood. “We want to be seen as more than just martial artists, or bad stereotype token roles in American TV & Movies.”
Dat Phan has been included in The Smithsonian Institution’s exhibition of The Top 10 Most Influential Vietnamese-American Individuals. The DVD Dat Phan Live was released in January 2010 and is available from Amazon.com. Dat’s latest CD, You Touch, You Buy, is now available on iTunes.
About the Ticket Supplier: Punch Line Comedy Club Sacramento
For over ten years the nation’s best comics have appeared at the Sacramento Punch Line. Stars such as DL Hughley, Bill Bellamy, Shawn Wayans, Mark Curry and Chris Rock took their first comedic steps on the Punch Line stage, entertaining thousands while perfecting their craft. The Punch Line’s dedication to comic tradition has earned it the Sacramento News and Review readers’ choice award for the best comedy club.