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Comedian Dan Ahdoot shared his off-color jokes with the University of La Verne audience on Wednesday. The event was sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and was held in Founders Auditorium. Ahdoot was a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Ahdoot was asked to entertain the crowd after comedian Loni Love was unable to make an appearance. / photo by Stephanie Arellanes
Comedian Dan Ahdoot shared his off-color jokes with the University of La Verne audience on Wednesday. The event was sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and was held in Founders Auditorium. Ahdoot was a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Ahdoot was asked to entertain the crowd after comedian Loni Love was unable to make an appearance. / photo by Stephanie Arellanes

Marla Bahloul
Staff Writer

Though Loni Love was unable to make it to the comedy event on Feb. 18, no laughs were lost as Dan Ahdoot was able to keep University of La Verne students on the edges of their seats.

“It was a valiant attempt at making us forget that Loni was supposed to be here,” senior art major, Mey Dimowo, said. “He was able to make us laugh and definitely exceeded my expectations.”

Opening up for Dave Chappelle and being featured on “Crank Yankers,” Ahdoot began the night by introducing himself as a first-generation American.

Born to a Jewish mother and a Persian father, Adhoot’s race proved to be the basis for the majority of his jokes.

His laundry list of jokes ranged from his college experiences to his ex-girlfriend.

“She was way too hot for me,” Ahdoot said, “I was the guy you would look at, wondering ‘why is she even with him?’”

Ahdoot won the crowd over with his jokes about the size of the ULV campus.

Stepping out of Founders Auditorium to view the tents, he came back in, thanking the audience for his tour of the University.

ULV students were given the opportunity to interact with Ahdoot.

The conversations with some audience members fueled his act. He joked openly with the students, resulting in even more laughs and applauds.

Though the event proved to be a success with Ahdoot as the performer, Loni Love, a comedian seen on VH1’s “Best Week Ever,” “Comedy Central Presents” and Jay Leno, was originally booked to perform.

“Well, I went to an HDA conference to see comedians and we got in touch with her agency. I had seen her live before so I was excited to book her,” said Rachael deBos, a sophomore liberal studies major, in charge of the Campus Activities Board event.

“It was really frustrating that they cancelled. (Ahdoot) was really nice and made it a lot easier for me to handle,” deBos said.

Ending his act with a joke about how he approaches women, Ahdoot thanked the audience for having been able to perform at ULV.

“I really hope he comes back,” junior broadcast major, Justin David Mora, said. “Even though I was disappointed for Loni Love not showing up, he didn’t disappoint.”

Marla Bahloul can be reached at marla.bahloul@laverne.edu.

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