Weatherman Fritz Coleman To Return For A Hilarious Forecast Stand Up!

March 23, 2019


“Getting older isn’t pretty, but it’s funny.” Weather broadcaster by day and comedian by night Fritz Coleman presents a special benefit performance of his newest stand-up, Defying Gravity, on Saturday, March 23rd at 8pm. All proceeds from this witty tirade on the hilarious calamities of aging supports the Rancho Cucamonga Community & Arts Foundation. Gold level tickets are $30 for General and $28 for Seniors. All Platinum level tickets are $35.


Join the beloved Southern Californian weatherman on his comical “future-cast” for fellow Baby Boomers.


What happens when parts of your body begin having their own midlife crisis? Why do all your daily conversations include a medical update? Where are we going? Who knows, but if you are old, you made it!


The forecast is good for laughs with this charming, warm, and wild tale of how to defy the odds (and gravity) on getting older. This is the third performance at the Lewis Family Playhouse that Coleman has generously provided over the past 10 years to serve as a benefit for the Rancho Cucamonga Community & Arts Foundation, helping to generate over $20,000 to support the arts. The Foundation presented Mr. Coleman with the Outstanding Individual of the Year in 2014.


Fritz Coleman is NBC4’s weathercaster on the weekday editions of “Channel 4 News,” airing at 5pm, 6pm, and 11pm. A Southern California broadcasting icon, Coleman is well known for his sense of humor and extensive knowledge of our local climate. He joined NBC4 in February 1982 as the weekend weathercaster and was promoted to weekdays in June 1984.


A long-time stand-up comic, Coleman has performed at The Improvisation, The IceHouse, and other Southern California comedy clubs. He has utilized his humor in a number of series and specials that have aired on NBC4 over the years including “What a Week,” “It’s Fritz,” “Fritz and Friends,” and “The Perils of Parenting.” He received four Los Angeles area Emmy Awards for his work on the NBC4 comedy specials and series.


Coleman has written, produced, and starred in three one-man plays, It’s Me! Dad! (1997 Artistic Directors Award), The Reception, and Tonight at 11! which Daily Variety heralded as “surprising, incisive and powerful.” He also devotes much of his free time to charities and arranges evenings of entertainment to benefit local service and civic organizations much like Rancho Cucamonga Community & Arts Foundation.


In 2004, he won two Humanitarian of the Year Awards (Shelter Partnership and the California Hospital Medical Center). In 1999, the City of Los Angeles dubbed Coleman a “Treasure of Los Angeles” and the U.S. House of Representatives also gave him the Humanitarian of the Year Award for his work with the American Red Cross.



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Box Office: Located at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6pm, and Saturday from 10am to 6pm.

Parking is theatre-adjacent and free.

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