Good comedians change up their material to keep jokes from falling flat.
And next year, the Carolina Union Activities Board will aim to do the same, reevaluating the structure of its annual Carolina Comedy Festival.
Following its 11th year, CUAB will examine the best way to incorporate student interest and could create a differently-styled festival next year, said CUAB program adviser Zoey LeTendre.
The four-day event typically features workshops, a student stand-up competition and shows.
Senior Carly Mathews, Carolina Union president, said events this year featuring cast members of “Saturday Night Live” drew the biggest crowd, signaling a need to keep up with changing student interest.
“The organization plans to look at the best way to serve students and appease their comedic needs,” she said.
Lewis Black has been the main performer at the festival since it was created in 2003.
But Black’s show draws more general admission tickets than student tickets, Mathews said.
Black said at his show Feb. 22 that he might not return next year, which sparked speculation about his future with the festival. But CUAB officials say he will still be involved in future years.