The Carolina Union Activities Board announced Monday that comedians DeRay Davis and Chris Redd will be giving an 80 minute comedy show in Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday Nov. 3.
Junior Ashley Westbrook, CUAB concert committee co-chairperson, said the event will cost $30,000.
Sophomore Jordan Bermudez, CUAB concert committee co-chairperson, said CUAB made the decision to host the Homecoming Comedy Show last spring.
“CUAB was known for their comedy shows,” Bermudez said. “It’s been a tradition that kind of faded away, so we wanted to bring back the tradition of doing comedy shows.”
Westbrook said she and Bermudez began the process of choosing comedians in May. She said they started with a list of more than 30 comedians from Summit Comedy, a comedy entertainment supplier.
“(Summit Comedy) filtered us a list based on budget, availability and if they’re actually popular with the college crowd,” Bermudez said.
DeRay Davis is known for “Barbershop” and “Barbershop 2: Back in Business”. Westbrook said Chris Redd, known for his role in “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”, talks about sleeping a lot in his comedy. She said she expects the humor, which is intended for a mature crowd, to be relatable to college students.