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August 2008

Release Date: Aug. 4, 2008

Television, Standup Comedian Coming to ASU Club Cafe

Angelo State University’s Club Caf� coffeehouse series will feature Alex Thomas, a television and standup comedian, Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Houston Harte University Center.

Thomas will go on stage at 7:30 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center. Admission is $1 and everyone in the audience will receive a free Club Caf� coffee mug. Coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate, cookies, brownies and other light refreshments will be served.

The comedian, who also has a music and acting background, was born and grew up in Los Angeles. His musical inspiration comes from his parents. His mother is a classical pianist and his father, Alexander Sr., was a member of the R&B super group Earth, Wind and Fire.

Thomas got a quick start out of high school as a dance choreographer on the hit comedy show, “In Living Color,” which inspired him to pursue a career doing standup and comedy writing.

Some of his credits include writing three years for “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” appearing on the Showtime comedy special “Straight Clownin’,” “Alex Thomas Live” on BET and opening for other comedians, such as Bill Cosby, Damon Wayans, Sinbad and Jamie Foxx.

Besides writing for sitcoms, Thomas has appeared on “Martin,” “Girlfriends,” “The Wayan Brothers" and “Moesha.” Thomas’ credits extend to the movies where he had parts in “The Players Club,” “Two Can Play That Game,” “Just Married,” “BAPS” and “The Wash.”

For a preview of Thomas’ material, log on to and

For more information, call ASU’s Center for Student Involvement Office at 942-2062.