Comedy Rules the Stages in January/February at CSU–Pueblo


Plenty of laughs, mixed with drama and song, are scheduled at Colorado State University – Pueblo over the next two months to allow students to take a break from their academic schedules.

The Office of Student Activities’ weekly event series Wolf Pack@Nite! kicks off at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom with comedic duo
Death From Below, which has been tearing apart the Midwest spoken word scene since 2004. Their blue collar Chi-Town honesty complements the hard-edged humor and razor sharp observations that bring the house down every time they step on stage.

In an early celebration of Black History Month, CSU-Pueblo will host Portraits of Courage, a theatrical piece that examines overlooked African-Americans and their contributions to American history beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21 in Hoag Recital Hall, Surprised at the absence of African-American figures in today’s history books, playwright Colin Cox created a theatrical piece to help bring recognition to a few of those who have helped shaped our country. One woman and one man portray the characters in this 65-minute live presentation. For more information, visit http://www.willandcompany.com/portraits.

Comedienne Salina Jalees will bring her own brand of humor to the Occhiato University Ballroom at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Jalees set foot on the Yuk Yuk's stage for the first time at 16, she has been the youngest stand-up ever added to their professional roster. She later broke Mike Meyer's record for being the youngest artist hired by Second City. She has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival, recorded a Comedy NOW special for CTV and has toured across North America. The girl's had leading roles in CBC's Smart Ask and Toronto One's, The Toronto Show and, now that both shows got pulled, is proud to be studying Radio and Television at Ryerson University.

With an eclectic blend of acoustic soul, folk, and R&B, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Brienne Moore, will blaze a soulful trail at 8 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the OUC Ballroom.

Mark your calendars for Feb. 11 when The Second City, the legendary comedy troupe that launched the careers of countless comedians, will perform their classic sketch and improvisational comedy beginning at 8 p.m. in the OUC Ballroom.

The Second City has launched the careers of thousands of comic performers in its 45+ plus-year history, including current comic sensations Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and Rachel
Dratch, as well as comic legends Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, Catherine O’Hara,
John Belushi, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short, George Wendt, Fred Willard, Alan Arkin and more.

To wrap up Black History Month, four headliners (Vince Morris, BT, Billy D. Washington, and Louis Johnson) will chip and the walls of racial and social stereotypes one joke at a time during a production called Sell Out, beginning at 8 p.m. on Feb. 25 in Hoag Recital Hall. The title references that some point in their careers. . .each of them have been accused of not being true to their heritage .. their culture..and their profession. Too Black for one venue. Not Black enough for another. But, funny is funny. Sell out is here to celebrate individualism. Their motto: Be Yourself. Because everyone else is already taken.

All events are limited seating and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities at 549-2151 or visit http://www.colostate-pueblo.edu/studentactivities for more information.

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