I cannot begin to explain what thoughts transpire inside the head of Chris Coxen, but I can tell you that the character-based comedian is committed to his lunacy. One of Coxen’s creations, combat dancer Danny Morsel, opened last season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and returned in the grand finale, via flashback, as one of the "best of the worst" highlights. The guy makes a lasting impression. No doubt about that. Also, much like a classic Timex, he takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’, and this spring, he has taken Morsel to an even more ridiculous level that could catapult Coxen from embarrassing to embarrassment of riches. He’s in the finals of the Jockey Underwars contest and your vote today (the deadline is 1 a.m. Saturday) could reward him with $25,000. His video, shot outside Fenway Park on a Sox game day, certainly should earn him more votes than his competitor (named, ahem, Cheato). If that’s not enough incentive, know that Coxen vows to spend $1,000 of his potential winnings on you in the form of a celebratory bash.
You can also see Coxen dance in his Jockeys here:
Regardless of the contest’s outcome, Coxen has a live revue of his characters planned for Saturday at the Cambridge (Mass.) YMCA Theater. "Non-Motivational Speaker" Brian Longwell also is on the bill.