By Jasmine Turner |Staff Writer|
The SMSU Program Board hosts a variety of events on campus for students’ enjoyment.
“The Program Board is known for putting on parties and dances, we want to branch out,” said Giacomo Thillet, student assistant of SMSU Program Board .
“The campus could use a good way to distress, during midterms,” continued Thillet.
I attended “Comedy Night” on Feb. 19, where students were entertained by talented freshman and stand up comedians from Ontario Improv.
The night began with a Freshman Talent Show, where students strutted their skills on stage.
After the Freshman Talent show was over, it was time for the professional stand-up comedians to rock the stage.
The host of “Comedy Night” was Iggy Samaniego, who warmed up the crowd with jokes.
His act consisted of his experiences and how he grew up in the “hood.”
“Everything has an attitude in the hood, even the roaches,” said Samaniego.
The audience could not stop laughing after this joke.
The first performer of the night, Armando Anto, charmed the audience with his French accent and violin.
Everyone went crazy for him!
He would charm the audience with his violin playing and then would say a quick joke.
“Yes, I get laid,” said Anto as he continued to play his violin.
Other performances consisted of Sam Butler.
After he was announced on stage, Butler immediately started to tell his jokes.
“I’d like to thank all the ladies for undressing me with your eyes,” said Butler.
The audience roared with laughter to Butler’s jokes on subjects that consisted of New Year’s resolutions, and dating.
Butler then talked about his clothing options for his performances.
“At one time I wore a red shirt and people thought I was the Kool-Aid man,” said Butler,
“They thought I was going to bust out a wall.”
Students practically fell out of their seat with that joke.
Each comedian did a great job making the audience laugh.
After the show, the comedians were more than grateful to take pictures with attendees.
“I have never been to a show like this before and I loved it,” said Yvonne Romero.
Students who worked the event also enjoyed the show.
“It was funny, I was behind the camera but was still busting out laughing, “ said student Alberto Rendon.
Comedians gave advise to people who want to do stand-up comedy.
“Find what’s shameful and painful and use that, that’s comedy,” said Igor Orlovsky.
“Just do it,” said Samaniego.
If you missed out on all the fun and laughter, then just make sure to go support Iggy Samaniego, Sam Butler, Igor Orlovsky, Richard Villa, and Armando Anto at the Ontario Improv.