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At UTSA: 'Full House' star Dave Coulier, 'Last Comic Standing' comic Tommy Johnagin


Comic Tommy Johnagin (left) and comic-actor Dave Coulier

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(Aug. 20, 2010)--Comics Dave Coulier and Tommy Johnagin will headline UTSA Roadrunner Days events this year in "An Evening of Comedy" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25 in the Convocation Center on the UTSA Main Campus. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the event is free to the UTSA community.

Coulier is most famous for his role as Joey on the long-running television show, "Full House." Johnagin is on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," where he is among the top five comics and in the running to win the contest.

UTSA students will receive priority seating for the performance. With some mature material, audience discretion is advised for the comedy event.

Dave Coulier (pronounced Cool-Yay) proves that nice guys can finish first in Hollywood. As an actor/comedian/voice-over artist, his talents are much in demand. He is best known for his work on the long-running hit ABC series, "Full House," which aired from 1987 to 1995. The show still is seen on Nick at Nite, TV Land and ABC Family and is syndicated in more than 100 countries.

Coulier followed this success by hosting ABC's "America's Funniest People," "The World's Funniest Videos," Nickelodeon's "Out of Control" and the award-winning series "Animal Kidding" on Animal Planet. He will host his second season of "America's Most Talented Kids" for the iNetwork. He also will voice the characters of Felix the Cat, The Professor and Rock Bottom in upcoming "Felix the Cat" animated feature films for video release.

Highly regarded for his voice-overs, Coulier's credits include Saturday morning cartoon favorites such as "Scooby Doo" and a new version of "The Jetsons." You heard his versatile voice in Jim Henson's Emmy Award-winning animated series "Muppet Babies" as Animal and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, and as the two old guys in the balcony on the original "Muppet Show."

Coulier's stand-up act has earned him regular appearances on NBC's "The Tonight Show" and HBO's "Detroit Comedy Jam" and "Comic Relief." He continues to enjoy sold-out, stand-up gigs at colleges, nightclubs and theaters across the country.

Tommy Johnagin started his stand-up career at age 18. He dropped out of college at 21 to pursue his dream and become a full-time comedian. Johnagin vows one day to make enough money to pay back his parents for the six semesters of college he wasted. He doesn't curse on stage but doesn't steer away from any topic. If it's funny, Johnagin will say it.

Johnagin is an autobiographical comedian in a medium-energy act with the gift of finding something funny in everyone he meets and everything he does. At 25, he is a favorite at comedy clubs, corporate events and colleges across the nation. Along with being a top-five finalist on "Last Comic Standing," he has appeared on David Letterman's show, Comedy Central's "Live @ Gotham" and CMT's "ComedyStage."


UTSA Roadrunner Days is a series of free, fun and spirited events that kick off the new academic year, and the time to welcome new and returning students. The week's events are opportunities for students to become acclimated to life at UTSA and make new friends.



Oct. 2, 7:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

Visit the Curtis Vaughan Observatory and see the wonders of the sky over San Antonio with experienced astronomers.
4th floor, Flawn Science Building, Main Campus

Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where Ink Does Not Show: A Celebration of the New State Poet Laureate

A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Campus Carry Listening Session

Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 9, 8 a.m.

College of Sciences Research Conference

The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main Campus

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