Comic/magician to appear at EIU

Comic/magician to appear at EIU

CHARLESTON — Stand-up comic, magician and ventriloquist Andy Gross will present his "Andy Gross Live" show at 7 p.m. Thursday at Eastern Illinois University's Doudna Fine Arts Center. Juggler Fred Anderson will be the opening act.

Gross performs more than 160 shows a year at comedy clubs, corporate events, colleges and performing arts centers as well as on cruise ships.

His ad-libs are compared frequently to those of Don Rickles and Robin Williams, and his voice-throwing ability is considered among the best in the business, according to a news release.

Tickets are $15 and include dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Doudna's concourse. A vegetarian option is available.

Tickets may be purchased at or at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and one hour before the performance.

For Doudna reservations and information, or to arrange accommodations for those needing special assistance, call 581-3110 or email

The Doudna Fine Arts Center is off of Seventh Street on the campus.

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