Comic dating duo advise lovelorn

Comedians Dave Adhoot and Ethan Fixell perform a skit reenacting the bad first date experience of one of the students in the audience Feb. 11 in the Campus Center Ballroom. Adhoot and Fixell got their start on YouTube and now visit campuses to share their dating advice. The Valentine’s Day themed event was hosted by the Campus Activities Board. / photo by Kendra Craighead
Comedians Dave Adhoot and Ethan Fixell perform a skit reenacting the bad first date experience of one of the students in the audience Feb. 11 in the Campus Center Ballroom. Adhoot and Fixell got their start on YouTube and now visit campuses to share their dating advice. The Valentine’s Day themed event was hosted by the Campus Activities Board. / photo by Kendra Craighead

Taylor Bolanos
LV Life Editor

Dating in college can be an absolute disaster for some, and the Comic Dating Coaches brought out exactly how much of a joke it can be. The Campus Activities Board hosted Coaches Dave Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell, Feb. 11 in the Campus Center.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the comedic duo shared their best dating tips in an interactive show for a crowd of La Verne students.

“We gained a lot of knowledge through the years,” Ahdoot said.

“Now, we’re dating geniuses,” Fixell added.

Ahdoot and Fixell originally started their comedic passions as YouTube stars and filmed their dating misadventures.

After going on approximately 200 double dates, the pair eventually found serious relationships and decided to disclose to students what they learned while keeping their fun senses of humor.

“We’ve done some research on your school, and we found out that your dating scene is kind of a mess,” Fixell said.

The crowed was immediately warmed up with an outlandish sketch about a day in the life of two female college students filled with La Verne references, from a near attack by the Hanawalt squirrel and an impression of President Devorah Lieberman.

With a guitar in hand and a bit of melody, the pair quickly broke down the simple rules of attraction. They said women are attracted to accents and singing ability.

“The odds of us making out increased by 25 percent, because girls love guys who can sing,” Ahdoot said.

“It’s true. Ethan just went from a six to a nine because of his guitar skills,” he said.

Fixell and Ahdoot encouraged more laughter with their reenactment of junior psychology major Correne Hall’s bad first date story.

After listening to her story, which included her date becoming mad when he thought the waiter was flirting with her, the comedians acted out how the date should have gone, in a more dramatic fashion. Their version ultimately ended with a slap from Ahdoot’s character.

Senior communications major Tyler Bertao sat on stage with the hosts in a miniature version of blind dating.

While the hosts commentated, Bertao asked three mystery girls a series of questions, including what their sexiest Snapchat would consist of and their favorite make out music.

“The girls here have a way of playing really coy, and then getting really aggressive,” Ahdoot said.

Matt Ghanadian, sophomore biology major and CAB comedy chairman, closed the show.

“I liked the ULV reenactment,” Ghanadian said. “It just hits home.”

Ultimately, Ghanadian walked away thinking what the Comic Dating Coaches wanted him to know about dating.

“There’s always a bright side to things,” Ghanadian said.

Taylor Bolanos can be reached at taylor.bolanos@laverne.edu.

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