Comic Dat Phan, who was the original winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” will bring his “Dat Phan & Friends Live Comedy and Music” show to Santee in May. Phan and friends will perform at West Hills High School on May 14, 2011, at 7:00 pm. Part of the proceeds from the show will go to the West Hills HS Foundation.
Phan was born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1975 and immigrated to the United States with his mother and siblings. He grew up in San Diego and moved to Santee during his teen years. He attended West Hill High School and Grossmont Community College and was selected for the college’s Walk of Fame in 2005.
Since winning “Last Comic Standing” in 2003, Dat Phan has appeared in numerous television shows and specials, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Comedy Central Presents: Dat Phan, and an episode of Family Guy. Phan says that his goals are to show that he is “a regular American guy with a Vietnamese heritage” and to provide a “more positive portrayal of Asian-Americans to mainstream entertainment and Hollywood.” (Dat Phan website)
Dat Phan will be joined for the show by David Novin, Bijan Mostafavi, teenage comedian Marian Steers, and singer/musician Raelee Nikole. For more information about the West Hills show visit the Dat Phan website or contact Mike Nguyen at 323-578-7426.