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Comic Ross Mathews headlines Aug. 25 comedy night at UTSA Main Campus
(Aug. 24, 2011)--Television personality Ross Mathews headlines UTSA Roadrunner Days with the comedy event "An Evening with Ross Mathews" at 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25 in the Convocation Center on the UTSA Main Campus. The doors open at 7:15 p.m., and the event is free to UTSA students, faculty, staff and guests. Guests are permitted with members of the UTSA community; the comedy night may include mature content.
Known for his appearances as "Ross the Intern" on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and weekly panel stints on E!'s "Chelsea Lately," Ross Mathews has interviewed some of the biggest stars in the world and has made the nation laugh all the while. Whether covering movie premieres, the Winter Olympic Games, the Academy Awards, jumping out of a plane or shopping in London with pal Gwyneth Paltrow, Mathews' unique approach is always fresh, outrageous and fun. E! Entertainment Television named him one of the 30 Most Outrageous Celebrities, solidifying his spot as one of the most exciting personalities on TV today.
After graduating high school in Mount Vernon, Wash., Mathews moved to Southern California and attended the University of La Verne, where he graduated in 2002 with honors and a degree in communications. In his senior year in college, he interviewed for a position that would change his life -- as an intern for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
On the last day of internship, he was called into the head writer's office, who informed Mathews he was hired and was to leave immediately to interview George Clooney on the red carpet at the premiere of "Ocean's Eleven." Nine years later, Mathews has traveled the world interviewing everyone from Oscar winners to British royalty.
He has guest-hosted "The View" and appeared on "Celebrity Fit Club" and OWN's "Ask Oprah's All-Stars," along with continuing appearances on "Days of Our Lives." In 2009, Mathews was host and executive producer of "Inside Dish with Ross Mathews," a daily Web talk show on TheInsider.com. The unique and entertaining program drove high traffic to the website, highlighting his unique perspective through the eyes of a genuine fan as the "outsider on the inside."
In February, Mathews began touring colleges speaking on his experiences climbing the Hollywood ladder and offering his humorous take on pop culture. In March, he became a Jenny Craig spokesperson and already has shed 25 pounds in 12 weeks.
Mathews resides in Los Angeles with his family and blogs daily at HelloRoss.com.