Double dating disasters turn comical
Dave Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell have been around the dating block a time or two — 200 times to be exact.
Friends since sixth grade, Ahdoot and Fixell posted ads on Craigslist and YouTube in 2008, inviting female pairs to accompany them on double dates. They video blogged the experience, hit more than 1.4 million YouTube views, appeared on “The Tonight Show” and now are on the University of Idaho campus.
Hosted by ASUI Vandal Entertainment, Ahdoot and Fixell will share dating advice and experiences as part of “Dave and Ethan: Dating Coaches” at 8 p.m. today in the Student Union Building ballroom.
Board Chair of Vandal Entertainment Taylor Williams said the Vandal Entertainment board booked Ahdoot and Fixell because they were something different.
“With dating, and dating advice, it is something everyone knows,” Williams said. “But no one actually talks about it.”
As part of their college tour, the coaches share date reenactments, love songs, audience-interactive exercises and instructive date demonstrations.
After their Tuesday performance, Ahdoot and Fixell will depart for a Thursday event in New York.
Colleen Quinn, UI director of student involvement, said Vandal Entertainment paid $3,300, as an all-inclusive cost to bring Ahdoot and Fixell to Idaho.
Vandal Entertainment members also handed out heart-shaped cookies and flyers Monday to spread word about the event.
“Humor is a good way to communicate toward students,” Williams said. “While it’s funny … people can learn from it.”
Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the event is free for all UI students, as well as the general public.
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