PRESS RELEASE - January 20, 2009

Comedian Evan Wecksell Announces His “Benjamin Button Tour”

Evan Wecksell returns to the college comedy circuit with his most diverse tour ever across twelve states.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA January 20, 2009 – Maybe it is because he feels younger after every college show he does, or maybe he thinks naming a tour after a Brad Pitt movie will lead to more females reading this press release. Either way, Evan Wecksell is going back to school.

Beginning Friday, January 23 at Lock Haven University, the guitar-playing comedian who most recently tried his luck on the Sci-Fi reality game show “Cha$e,” will embark on his “Benjamin Button Tour 2009.”

“I never saw the movie,” Wecksell admits, “Personally I would’ve liked to call it ‘The Valkyrie Tour,’ but since I’m not trying to kill Hitler, I’ll go with the aging backwards metaphor.”

While past tours have involved shows split between school-wide performances and recruitment events for his Theta Chi Fraternity, this spring’s edition is more diverse than ever. For the first time in his career, Wecksell will add a fundraising dance marathon, Greek Week Lecturing and Hillel events to the mix.

In the early morning of February 14, Evan will return to his pre-comedy nonprofit roots when he takes the stage for the Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon. The fundraiser benefits Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, a member of the Children's Miracle Network.

“When I told people Evan Wecksell was coming to perform, they were totally excited!” said Dance Marathon Entertainment Chair Kirstie Kwarteng. “I'm really looking forward to his show.”

After his first trek through Tennessee, Evan will return to his native tri-state area for his first ever Hillel performance when he performs at The College of New Jersey on March 4 as part of Jewish Awareness Month. He will do a second Hillel show at University of Connecticut on April 6.

“UConn students are so excited to have Evan come to campus,” says UConn Hillel’s Natalee Martin. “We can’t wait to see how funny he is in person!”

For Wecksell, the feeling is mutual.

“To flaunt my Jewish heritage while performing is personally rewarding,” says Wecksell who grew up going to Temple Israel in Great Neck, Long Island. “It’s time to entertain the tribe.”

From New Jersey, Evan will head to Michigan and Florida before making his lecturing debut during Ball State University’s Greek Week. While he will perform his comedy during the school’s Greek Variety Show, Evan will also play the role of keynote speaker when he lectures about the importance of Greek Life.

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of my fraternity across the country,” says Wecksell. “Their belief in me as a brother and a recruitment tool has meant a lot.”

Wecksell’s tour will once again include his trademark recruitment event stops at multiple Theta Chi chapters including Indiana University of Pennsylvania on January 24 and Widener University on January 26.

“We’re real excited to hang out with a fellow Theta Chi brother with a good sense of humor,” says Theta Chi President Kevin Spross from Widener University. “I'm sure he has plenty of funny stories to share.”

This spring the stories travel to twelve states.

Evan Wecksell – The Benjamin Button Tour 2009 [confirmed dates]

Friday, January 23 – Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
Saturday, January 24 – Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA*
Monday, January 26 – Widener University, Chester, PA*
Tuesday, January 27 – Webster University, St Louis, MO
Wednesday, January 28 – Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
Friday, January 30 – University of Maine, Machias, ME
Thursday, February 5 – Cal State-Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
Friday, February 6 – Pattaya Bar & Grill, Goleta, CA
Saturday, February 14 – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Thursday, February 19 – Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN
Wednesday, March 4 – The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ**
Thursday, March 19 – Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
Tuesday, March 31 – Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Wednesday, April 1 – Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Monday, April 6 – University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT**
Friday, April 24 – Iowa State University, Ames, IA 

* Theta Chi Event
** Hillel Event

About Evan Wecksell:
Comedian and Singer-Songwriter Evan Wecksell is one of the funniest and most energetic performers to emerge from New York’s comedy clubs and musical venues. Often compared to comedic superstars Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch, Evan’s act is a blend of comedy and music that celebrates the college experience, makes fun of relationships, and pays tribute to Miley Cyrus. His comedy has been played on radio stations all over the world including Sirius Satellite Radio, the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento Radio Show and Playboy Radio. Evan has also appeared on such pop-culture shows as VH1's “I Love the 80s” and E! Television’s “30 Most Outrageous Celebrity Feuds.” He is represented by DCA Productions at For complete tour information and to purchase his CDs, visit

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