Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dallas does...Comedy Central on Campus

Somewhere in the midst of midterms and essays, student org meetings and reading assignments, Friday nights stand as the symbol of everything that is right about college.
You don't get graded on Friday nights. You don't have to make presentations on Friday nights. Heck, you don't even have to brush your teeth on Friday nights (though I strongly encourage it).
Friday nights mean freedom. They mean crazy nights downtown or just sitting on the couch in sweatpants with your best friends watching movies. They mean Amaretto Sours and Chinese food. They wait for you at the end of each busy week as a reward for five more days of hard work.
And this week, the Campus Activities Board is asking you to spend your Friday night with us.
The problem with Friday nights is that even they can get stuck in a rut. So before you pull out that sparkly dress for yet another trip to Brothers, consider mixing it up with some jeans and a dose of Comedy Central-quality comedy.
Yes, comedy. Because everyone loves a laugh. And because, if your midterms have been anything like mine, you desperately need one.
Okay, okay, okay, I'll admit that Iowa didn't earn its #4 party school ranking by spending Friday nights in the Main Lounge of the IMU. But we did earn it by proving that we know how to have fun.
And I solemnly swear that a night spent with comedians Nick Thune, Rory Scovel and Jermaine Fowler will be one of the best opportunities for fun that this semester has offered.
These three young guys have starred in movies, appeared on every variety of late-night television show, worked with College Humor, recorded award-winning comedy albums and been the face of many of our favorite products for commercial campaigns.
Their names may not be jumping off the page, but their resumes do.
And so, on behalf of CAB, I'm asking you to give them a chance this Friday night. Because I think we sometimes let the siren song of the downtown scene lure us too easily away from on-campus entertainment options.
This is going to be a great show and I want to see you there!
Buy your ticket today at the IMU Box Office. Only $5 for three great acts.
Get yourself out of that rut and invest this Friday night in Comedy Central on Campus. You, and your funny bone, deserve it.