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Tuesday October 4th

CUAB puts on 10th annual Comedy Festival

The Carolina Union Activities Board will present the 10th annual Comedy Festival this week.

The festival will feature Lewis Black, a two-time Grammy Award-winning comedian. Black, a UNC alumnus, was instrumental in the festival’s creation.



Student Comedy Workshop
Workshop jokes with other student comedians.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Union 3510


Cyanide and Happiness Q&A
Ask questions to Matt Melvin, a writer of the popular webcomic, cyanide and happiness.
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Union 3408

Student Stand-up Comedy Competition
Students bring their best 3 minutes of comedy as they compete to open for Lewis Black and Friends show. Email to register.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Historic Playmaker’s


Class with Black
The lecture of a lifetime, Lewis Black takes questions and talks about whatever’s on his mind .
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Union 3408

Daily Show Q&A
8-time Emmy Award winning writer JR Havlan tells alla bout working on one of the most popular shows on TV.
Time: 2 p.m. (also Friday at 1pm in Union 3411)
Location: Union 3408

Comic Drawing Workshop
Cyanide and Happiness’ Matt Melvin leads a workshop on webcomic creation.
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Union 3203


Nikki and Sara Live Panel
The hosts of MTV’s Nikki and Sara Live discuss running their own show and take your questions
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Union 3411

Lewis Black and Friends
A live stand-up comedy performance by JR Havlan, Nikki Glaser, Sara Schaefer, and Lewis Black. $7 student tickets, $20 General Admission. Tickets in Union Box Office
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Union Auditorium

Thursday Night Spectacular
A live improv show by an All-Star team from DSI Comedy Theatre followed by a live taping of JR Havlan’s podcast “Writers Bloc” with guest Lewis Black.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Great Hall

The festival also features workshops, shows and panels.

Ben Long, a senior and CUAB comedy committee chairman, said the festival is a unique experience for students.

“If you’re going to any other college in the country, you’re not going to get an experience like this,” he said.

“It’s a really great experience for everyone to get to interact with professionals from the entertainment industry.”

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