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 http://www.eiu.edu/doudna 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 email@example.com.
The Doudna Fine Arts Center is off of Seventh Street on the campus.