‘Full House’ star to visit campus

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    Students might experience a flashback to their childhoods today as former “Full House” star Dave Coulier visits campus for Howdy Week.

    Programming Council member and Howdy Week project leader Kelsie Johnson said the team chose Coulier because he is recognizable and students can relate to him, as many grew up watching “Full House.” The show aired for eight seasons from 1987 to 1995 and is currently in syndication.

    According to Coulier’s Web site, since the show ended, Coulier has continued to work as an actor, host, comedian and voice-over artist. He has hosted ABC’s prime-time show “America’s Funniest People” and Animal Planet’s TV series “Animal Kidding.”

    Hanna-Barbera’s “Scooby Doo” and Jim Henson’s “Muppet Babies” have also employed Coulier’s for voice-overs.

    Coulier appeared on “The Tonight Show,” HBO’s “Detroit Comedy Jam” and HBO’s “Comic Relief” for his stand-up routines. In 2007, he traveled with the “Clean Guys of Comedy Tour.”

    When he is not working, Coulier enjoys playing ice hockey, golf and flying airplanes, according to his Web site.

    “I am really excited about bringing someone like this to campus. It should be a good night,” Johnson said.

    Local improvisational comedy troupe Curtis Needs a Ride will perform the opening act. The group is comprised of current and former TCU students.

    Programming Council chair Kristen Chapman said the program should provide an experience for students to get connected and have some laughs as the busy semester begins.

    FOR YOUR INFO

    What: Comedy Night with Dave Coulier

    When: 6:30 p.m.

    Where: Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom

    Improv comedy troupe Curtis Needs a Ride will open.