Nightlife Fritz Coleman Speaks to a Generation at the Ice House Setting out to prove that aging isn’t pretty…but it’s funny! From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 5:33 pm Top of the News NBC weatherman and stand-up comedian Fritz Coleman will perform his show “Fritz Coleman Speaks to a Generation” at the Ice House Comedy Club on Sunday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.icehousecomedy.com or through the Ice House box office at (626) 577-1894. This is a Special Event show.Fritz Coleman is the NBC4 weathercaster on the weekday editions of “Channel 4 News,” airing at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. A Southern California broadcasting icon, Coleman is well known for his sense of humor and extensive knowledge of weather. He joined NBC4 in February 1982, as the weekend weathercaster, and moved up to weekdays in June 1984.A long-time stand-up comic, Coleman has graced some of comedy’s most famous stages. He has utilized his humor in a number of series and specials that have aired on NBC4 over the years including What a Week (1990 – 1991), It’s Fritz (1988-1990), Fritz and Friends (Special) and The Perils of Parenting (Special). He received four Los Angeles area Emmy Awards for his work on the NBC4 comedy specials and series.Coleman has written, produced and starred in three one-man plays. His first production It’s Me! Dad! won the coveted 1997 Artistic Directors Award. A humorous and touching account of what happens when a “baby boomer” tries to recount his own life for his young children, the play shows how the father comes to grips with the passage of time and the skeletons in his own closet. The production also aired successfully on public television in Los Angeles.The Reception, Coleman’s second play, is an insightful and hilarious look at relationships found at an imaginary wedding reception – the bride’s second marriage – the groom’s third. His most recent play, Tonight at 11! is an insider’s look at a typical local newscast. A rollercoaster ride between funny and poignant, Daily Variety called it, “surprising, incisive and powerful.”Coleman moved to Los Angeles in 1980 from Buffalo, New York, where he worked as an on-air radio personality. Prior to that, he was a disc jockey and radio talk show host at various stations throughout the country. From 1980 until he joined NBC4 in 1982, he worked as a stand-up comic at various clubs throughout Southern California. He has also made a number of appearances on The Tonight Show and other non-scripted and scripted television programs.There is a two-drink minimum and patrons must be at least 18 to attend. The Ice House is located at 24 N. Mentor Ave. in Pasadena. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (626) 577-1894 or visit www.icehousecomedy.com. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Community News Subscribe
THIS WEEKEND:== FRIDAYAM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — 4A substate semifinal — Mason City High at Des Moines North — pre-game 6:45, tipoff 7:00AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Indiana — coverage joined in progress after MCHS == SATURDAYAM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — NIACC vs. DMACC — women at 1:00, men at 3:00 CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake finished the game on an 11-2 run as the top-ranked Lions edged Algona 53-49 in a Class 3A boys basketball substate semifinal played in Clear Lake last night and heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. Algona used 8-of-10 three-point shooting in the second half to take the lead, but the Lions battled back, being led by Tate Storbeck, who had 10 of his team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter. Clear Lake coach Jeremey Ainley says his team stayed focused down the stretch.Clear Lake advances to the substate championship game against Charles City on Monday. The Lions easily handled the Comets 87-60 back on December 3rd, but Ainley expects Monday night’s game to be a challenge.Charles City beat Webster City 70-45 on Thursday in the other substate semifinal. For one of the two teams, it will break a long drought of making a state tournament appearance. For Clear Lake, it’s been 40 years since their last trip in 1979. For Charles City, they haven’t been to the boys state basketball tournament since 1956. You can hear the Clear Lake-Charles City game on Monday on KRIB starting with the pre-game at about 6:45, with tipoff scheduled for 7 o’clock from the Mason City High School gymnasium.=== 1A Substate 2 district championship games last nightDistrict 4 at New Hampton — Janesville 75, Rockford 45District 3 at Garner — Bishop Garrigan 71, St. Edmond 53–Substate championship game in Clear Lake on Saturday evening at 7:00 PM NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Parise had a goal and an assist, and the Minnesota Wild ended a five-game skid with a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers. Mikael Granlund and Jared Spurgeon also scored and Jordan Greenway added an empty-netter. Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves for the Wild, who earned their first victory since Feb. 9 at New Jersey. Despite their recent struggles, the Wild are still in the race for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference. === 1A District 10 championship game last night in ParkersburgGrundy Center 79, West Fork 63 == SUNDAYAM-1300 KGLO — NCAA men’s basketball — Michigan State at Michigan — 2:30 ESTHERVILLE – The No. 7 NIACC men’s basketball team completed the season sweep of Iowa Lakes with a 107-94 victory Thursday night in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference contest.NIACC, which topped the Lakers 119-110 earlier this season, received 29 points, including six three-point goals, from freshman Deundra Roberson.Also for the Trojans, James Harris scored 23 points and Wendell Matthews scored 22 points.It was the first win for the NIACC men at Iowa Lakes since the 2005-06 season. The win by the Trojans snapped a 13-game losing streak at Iowa Lakes.It is also the first time since the 2001-02 season that the NIACC men have swept the regular season series against Iowa Lakes.NIACC, which has won 10 straight games, improved to 22-3 overall and 11-1 in the conference. The 22 wins is the most since 2006-07 when the Trojans were 23-9 under head coach Bryan Martin.The 10-game win streak is tied for the fifth longest in school history. Earlier this season, the Trojans won 11 straight contests.NIACC returns to action Saturday at home against DMACC. Game time is slated for 3 p.m. === 4A Substate 2 semifinals tonight7:00 — Mason City (8-13) at Des Moines North (17-4)7:00 — Des Moines Lincoln (11-11) at Ames (15-4) BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — The 10th ranked Iowa Hawkeye women were knocked out of first place in the Big Ten race. Indiana rallied from 16 points down to stun the Hawkeyes 75-73, as you heard last night on KGLO.That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.The Hawkeyes fall to 21-6 overall and 12-4 in the Big Ten. Megan Gustafson led the way with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Mason City native Makenzie Meyer played 34 minutes, scoring seven points and handing out four assists. IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes try to bounce back from a loss to Maryland tonight when they host Indiana. The Hawks are 9-6 in the Big Ten after a 66-65 loss to the Terrapins, the third straight game that came down to the final possession.That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery who expects a tough test from a Hoosier squad that is 4-11 in the league race after a two point loss to Purdue.Iowa beat Indiana two weeks ago in Bloomington. McCaffery was not happy with sophomore center Luka Garza publicly accepting blame for the loss to Maryland. Garza finished with five points on one of seven shooting.Tipoff is scheduled for 8:15 tonight. You can hear the game on KGLO after coverage of the Mason City High-Des Moines North 4A substate boys basketball game. ESTHERVILLE – Freshman Mandy Willems scored 32 points to lead No. 2 NIACC to a 98-74 victory over Iowa Lakes Thursday in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference women’s basketball contest.Willems connected on seven 3-point goals as the Lady Trojans won their ninth straight contest.Also for NIACC (21-5 overall), sophomore Tahya Campbell scored 23 points and freshman Jada Buford scored 16 points.NIACC (12-1 in the conference) returns to action Saturday at home against DMACC in an ICCAC contest. Game time is set for 1 p.m. in the NIACC gym, where the Lady Trojans are 10-0 this season.In other games in the conference on Thursday, Kirkwood beat DMACC 76-63; Southeastern beat Southwestern 89-84 and Iowa Central beat Little Priest Tribal College 73-59.