Evan Wecksell is an American guitar-playing comedian who primarily tours colleges and high schools across the country. Having toured since 2004, he has performed thousands of shows in 45 states and three countries. He is known on Youtube for his "Top Ten" Lists of colleges he has played.
In addition to touring, he is well known for being a personality on VH1's "I Love the 80s 3D," "I Love the '70s: Volume 2" and "I Love Toys" as well as E!'s "Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank" and "30 Most Outrageous Celebrity Feuds." On February 3, 2012, Evan correctly tweeted a trivia response on CNN.
Evan Wecksell was born to Alan, a radiologist, and Marilyn, a high school math teacher. The oldest of four children, his siblings Beth, Wendy and Debbie all grew up in Great Neck, New York where he, Beth and Wendy would all attend William A. Shine Great Neck South High School.
Wecksell attended Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts), majoring in Child Development and Psychology, where he ran cross-country and track & field. In the fall of 1998 he joined Theta Chi Fraternity, and graduated with honors in 2001. After college he began to pursue a career in sports marketing while working for the National Hockey League, the Boomer Esiason Foundation and New York Road Runners. However, after displaying humor during a New York University sports marketing Seminar, Wecksell turned to stand-up comedy by studying at The Comic Strip in New York City.
Evan began his career performing at open mics throughout New York City and Long Island. On Long Island, he was a known regular at Munchaba Lounge (Levittown, New York), The Downtown in (Farmingdale, New York) and both The Inn and The Cup (Long Beach, New York). After doing solely stand-up for the first-year, Evan incorporated musical comedy into his act, thanks to such influences as Stephen Lynch (musician) and Adam Sandler.
In 2005, Evan began appearing as a talking head on a variety of pop culture shows starting with VH1's I Love the '80s 3D." He was later brought back for "I Love the '70s: Volume 2," "I Love the Holidays" and 2006's "I Love Toys." Once Evan relocated to Los Angeles in 2005, E! Television began using Evan in their talking heads show. In 2006, he appeared on "Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank" and then next year on E!'s "30 Outrageous Celebrity Feuds," even speaking about the #1 feud of Paris Hilton and Nicole Ricci.
In 2009, Evan got a crack at America's Got Talent, performing his song "David Hasselhoff Can Save the Day." Evan made the most unique of late night television debuts in 2012 on TBS' Conan. He was the middle candle of the show's infamous 'Human Centipede Menorah.' The Menorah returned in 2013 with Evan, now as the first candle, scheduled to sing a Hanukkah song. However, the bit was cut due to time constraints.
In 2008, Wecksell co-wrote "College The Musical: A Musical About College" with wife Kelly Meyersfield. The show had sold out theater runs in New York City and Los Angeles. The original two-person, six-character sketch comedy musical continues to be performed, reminding people of Glee, Juno and Saturday Night Live rolled into one.