Kamin tickles ‘funny bones’ in upcoming USAO performance

An actor, comedian and teacher to the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp, Dan Kamin will deliver two hilarious performances at USAO as part of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series. The shows, scheduled for Nov. 10 and 11 in the Davis Hall Little Theater, will begin at 7:30 p.m. and are $12 for the general public, with discounts for students and seniors. Tickets can be ordered online at or at the USAO Business Office.

Kamin tickles ‘funny bones’ in upcoming USAO performance


[This article includes contributions from USAO student Tabatha Klipp]

Actor, comedian and teacher-to-the-stars Dan Kamin will give audiences two distinct glimpses into the depth of his craft as part of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series (DWPAS).

Comedy in Motion - A Cheap Evening of Expensive Theatre is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 and Funny Bones: The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Both shows will be hosted in the Davis Hall Little Theater.

General admission tickets for the show are $12 for the general public, $10 for seniors 60 and over, $4 for all students and kids under 18, $7 for USAO staff/faculty and $3 for USAO students. The purchase of one ticket admits attendees to both shows.

Tickets can be purchased at the USAO Business Office or online at /dwpas.

Dr. Kenneth Bohannon, professor of music and coordinator of the DWPAS, believes that Kamin has something unique to offer students and audiences alike.

“Dan Kamin’s artistry is simply amazing to watch,” Bohannon said. “His is the kind of talent one might see on national television, but rarely live and in-person.”

As an added bonus for area students, Kamin is scheduled to perform at Chickasha Middle School at 9:15 a.m. on Nov. 10.

He will also conduct a master class and workshop for USAO theatre arts and music students.

Kamin travels worldwide, performing his comedy routines at theatres, colleges and symphony orchestras.

Kamin’s Comedy in Motion features lampoons of smarmy magicians, pompous divas, texting drivers and “other annoying people who try my patience and risk my life,” according to the comedian’s website.

Funny Bones: The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin celebrates 100 years of “The Little Tramp” with Kamin, who trained Robert Downey, Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance in Chaplin as well as Johnny Depp for his Chaplin-esque performance in Benny and Joon. 

This one-of-a-kind event takes audiences on a magical excursion into Chaplin’s enchanted comic world through film clips, live performance, and the screening of a newly restored version of The Pawnshop, Chaplin’s short 1916 masterpiece.

The film will be accompanied on piano by Dr. Dan Hanson, USAO professor of music.

Future shows include the Floyd Haynes Orchestra hosting a dance on Valentine’s Day and the all-female mariachi band Mariachi Rosas Divinas on March 27.

The Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series is sponsored by USAO with major funding support from the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mid-American Arts Alliance and the Chickasha Public School Foundation.

Local businesses interested in sponsoring the series are invited to call 574-1349 for more information.