Actor/comedian/director Bobcat Goldthwait will perform at 8 p.m. April 9 in Columbus State University's University Hall on main campus.
Goldthwait was born in 1962 in Syracuse, N.Y. He wrote and directed "Shakes the Clown" in 1991. It's a cult classic described as the "'Citizen Kane' of alcoholic clown movies" and counts Martin Scorsese and Michael Stipe as fans.
Other movies he directed include "Windy City Heat" and "Sleeping Dogs Lie."
Goldthwait was the director of "The Jimmy Kimmel Live" when he directed "Sleeping Dogs Lie" during a two-week hiatus.
In 2009, his "World's Greatest Dad" featured long-time friend Robin Williams.
His most recent directorial work is "Schoolboys in Disgrace," based on the 1976 concept album by the Kinks. It's a musical about a schoolboy humiliated by his headmaster who vows to fight back.
Goldthwait made his television debut at age 20 on David Letteman's late night show.
He has directed "The Demetri Martin Show," "The Chappelle Show," "The Man Show" and "Crank Yankers.
Goldthwait has starred in several HBO comedy specials and taped a performance earlier this month for a Showtime Special.
Tickets are $20-$25.