Dana Carvey to Perform at Gator Growl '09
TV20 has confirmed that comedian/actor Dana Carvey has been selected to perform as the comedic talent for the 2009 Gator Growl show.
Dana Carvey was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1993. He has mastered multiple celebrity impersonations and often would perform in the ever popular SNL skit "Celebrity Jeopardy." Carvey was even offered the job of hosting the "Late Night" show on CBS, but he turned the job down to Conan O' Brien for a career in the movie industry and as a stand-up comedian.
Carvey is also widely known for his role as Garth in the movie "Wayne's World."
Producer Matt Sloan said he is optimistic about the show and the opportunity to work with Dana Carvey. The Gator Growl staff feels that Dana Carvey's popularity will span a wide-range of audience members' preferences, appealing to both students and alumni as a well-known comedian and SNL star.
Carvey was selected in the surveying process as one of the two most popular names to appear. The surveys were designed to allow students more of a say in who would appear on stage. A musical act will be announced in the next few weeks, also to be voted on by the students.
Gator Growl is in its 86th year at University of Florida. Hosted by Florida Blue Key, Gator Growl is produced by more than 500 student volunteers, making it the largest student-run pep rally in the world. The event will take place Oct. 16, the eve before the Homecoming Game.
Student tickets can be purchased at Gate 13 of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. General admission tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com and at the University of Florida Box Office on the Reitz Union Colonnade.
For more information, visit gatorgrowl.org.
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