Del Van Dyke, the popular California comedian who played the Mateel last in March of 2012, will be back headlining the Jan. 10 Comedy Cabaret.

Van Dyke, who emerged from the San Francisco comedy scene in the ‘80s, quickly became a fixture on the nightclub circuit, winning several major comedy competitions and headlining across the country. He has appeared on network and cable television, performed with musical acts such at The Pointer Sisters and The Neville Brothers, and entertained our armed forces serving overseas. He was also a semi-finalist in the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition and his hilarious takes on everyday life’s little dramas has made him a favorite of the comedy club circuit, including the Mateel’s Comedy Cabaret audiences.

Comedian Yvette Fernandez will be opening the show. A former television reporter, Fernandez said she was ‘’Spreading lies and taking names.’’ With a comedy routine described as sassy and smart with a flare of spicy salsa, expect a lesson in ES-panglish.

Doors open at 8 p.m. with comedy at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door and the show is recommended for those 18 and over only. Limited table seating is available with a two-drink minimum. Cocktails, beer, wine, snack foods, desserts, and refreshments will be on hand. For more information, call 923-3368 or visit www.mateel.org.