‘Stand up comedy is weird’
- Comedian and senior history major Adam Greene performed at the Campus Activity Board’s Comedy Night on Sept. 13. Upon taking the stage in the A&S Auditorium, a member of the audience took off his shirt and swung it around, perhaps out of sheer excitement. Emcee and GC alumnus Kevin Hall had it right when he said “Stand-up comedy is weird” before the start of the show. Greene’s routine included historical jokes with a heavy influence from the 1920s and the era of Prohibition. This included pick-up lines from the Prohibition Era and 1920s American gangster accents. Samm Severin, DeAndre Beck and Gray Lindsay were among others who performed and who have been seen up on stage numerous times. Almost every comedian, at Comedy Night and in other comedy shows, take inspiration from their everyday lives. Lindsay’s jokes ran in a similar vein to Greene’s by including Adolf Hitler (and how he would travel back in time to annoy him). The six comedians up that night were competing for a prize of $50. The winner was determined by five audience members. Ryan Shirley, senior management and marketing major, was the winner for the night, and his act was the closing performance for the show.
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on Sep 20 2012. Filed under A&E
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