Stand-up Comedian to Perform at WWU
|11/4/2009||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj will perform at William Woods University Monday (Nov. 9). His performance, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7 p.m. in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center.
Based in Los Angeles, Calif., he has performed at the Laugh Factory, Cobbs, Punchline, Improv, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and countless other venues across the nation.
In the fall of 2006, he was a founding member of Gridiron Gang, his university’s first standup comedy/sketch trio. He has been featured as an Effinfunny.com ‘Comic to Watch in 2008’ and was a two-time finalist in NBC’s Standup for Diversity in 2007 and 2008.
As a writer, producer and director, he won top honors at AT&T’s Campus Moviefest, the world’s largest student film festival, for his film “Jon Archer: Red, White, and Blood.” In the summer of 2008, he won Sierra Mist’s ‘Best Comic Standing’ competition and opened for national headliners such as Pablo Francisco, Bobby Lee, Gabriel Iglesias, and Katt Williams at the Wild 94.9 Comedy Jam—one of the nation’s largest comedy concerts. In 2009 he signed on to join NBC’s prestigious National College Touring Company.
For more information, contact Courtney Yantes in the Office of Student Life, (573) 592-4507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.