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UTSA's 'Night of Comedy' features Rondell Sheridan

(Aug. 27, 2008)--The UTSA "Night of Comedy" will feature two well-known comedians at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the new University Center ballroom. Rondell Sheridan and Darren Carter will appear live for one performance and autographs -- free to the UTSA community. The event is part of Roadrunner Days, a series of events that kick off the new academic year.

UTSA students will receive priority seating for the event. With some mature material, the comedy event is recommended for ages 13 and older.

For millions of Americans, Rondell Sheridan is an extended part of their families. Playing the father on the Nickelodeon series, "Cousin Skeeter," then Raven Simone's dad on the Disney Channel series, "That's So Raven" and now with "Corey in the House," Sheridan is part uncle, part babysitter and big-part funniest adult friend.

Over the last decade or so, whether acting, hosting or doing stand-up -- Sheridan disarms his audiences with a wholesome ease -- a mixture of playful physicality, facial expressions -- continually shifting comedic gears and personas. Born and raised on Chicago's South Side, Sheridan attended Marquette University in Milwaukee as an interpersonal communications major with a minor in advertising. After college, he attended the prestigious New York acting school, Circle in the Square, then moved on to perform in repertory work, regional theater and off-Broadway productions.

He became a fixture on the stand-up circuit, headlining in clubs, colleges and on international cruise liners. He appeared on "The Tonight Show" with both Jay and Johnny, "The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show," "Late Nite with Conan O'Brien" and "Politically Incorrect," and starred in cable specials for both Showtime and Comedy Central and in 1994 co-created the TV series, "Minor Adjustments."

When Darren Carter takes the stage he unleashes a one-of-a-kind, captivating flurry of impersonations, observations and off-the-wall social commentary. With acerbic wit, brilliant delivery and an animated style, Carter leaves his audiences rolling with laughter and begging for more.

The Los Angeles-based comedian has performed around the world and is a favorite at the nation's most popular clubs including the Laugh Factory, Hollywood Improv, Comedy and Magic Club, and The Ice House. He appeared in the summer blockbuster, "Be Cool" with John Travolta, as well as a string of TV appearances including Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," BET's "Comic View" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and was a regular on "Comics Unleashed."

For more than 20,000 fans at the nation's largest comedy concert, L.A.'s "Comedy Jam 2008," Carter rocked the stage alongside the biggest names in comedy including Carlos Mencia, Lisa Lampanelli and Russell Peters. His comedy album, "Shady Side," is available on iTunes. He will appear in September on Showtime's "Comedy Slam" and is the host of TV's "National Lampoon's College Network."

For more information, visit the UTSA Roadrunner Days Web site.

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