Fantasy Springs Improv Comedy: Fritz Coleman
Fritz Coleman is NBC4's weathercaster on the weekday editions of "Channel 4 News," airing at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. A Southern California broadcasting icon, Coleman is well known for his sense of humor and extensive knowledge of weather. He joined NBC4 Video by kmir6.comvideo
INDIO - The Improv Comeday Club at Fantasy Springs opens tonight. The first headliner to take the stage this season if Fritz Coleman.
Fritz Coleman is NBC4's weathercaster on the weekday editions of "Channel 4
News," airing at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. A Southern California broadcasting icon, Coleman
is well known for his sense of humor and extensive knowledge of weather. He joined
NBC4 in February 1982, as the weekend weathercaster, and moved up to weekdays
in June 1984.
Coleman has been named "Best Weathercaster" in nearly every major paper in
Southern California, including the Orange County Register (Critic's Choice Pool), the
San Bernardino Sun (Readers Poll) and four times in the Los Angeles Daily News
Coleman devotes much of his free time to charitable activities and frequently
organizes evenings of entertainment for local service and civic organizations, as well
as serving as master of ceremonies for dozens of Southern California community
events. He has won a number of awards and honors for his dedication to community
service. In 2004, he won two Humanitarian of the Year Awards – one from Shelter
Partnership and the other from the California Hospital Medical Center. The City of
Los Angeles named Coleman a "Treasure of Los Angeles" in 1999, and the United
States House of Representatives gave him the Humanitarian of the Year Award
for his fundraising efforts on behalf of the American Red Cross. Coleman has also
been honored by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Salvation Army for his long-time
commitment to the organization and his efforts as Christmas Fundraising Chairman
and for chairing the annual Fritz Coleman Fair Weather Golf Tournament.
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" (1990 – 1991), "It’s Fritz" (1988-1990), "Fritz and Friends"
(Special) and "The Perils of Parenting" (Special). He received four Los Angeles area
Emmy Awards for his work on the NBC4 comedy specials and series.