Black United Students to host annual comedy show

Daria Gaither

After a long day of Homecoming festivities, students and alumni can relax in the Kent State Student Center Ballroom on Saturday, Oct. 3 for the Black United Students’ annual Comedy Show.

This is a free event for all Kent State students with a FlashCard and any alumni.

The headliner for this year’s show will be Steve Brown. Brown is most known for his high-pitched voice and high-energy physical antics during his stand-up routines. Brown has been featured on P.Diddy’s “Bad Boys of Comedy,” BET’s “Comic View” and “Martin Lawrence presents: First Amendment Stand Up.”

BUS has hosted this event on Homecoming Weekend since the 1990s.

“In the 90s, BUS wanted to bring diversity and more options to Homecoming Weekend,” said Kyndall Echols, a junior fashion merchandising major and director of programming for BUS.

The number of attendees to the comedy show grows each year, with 450 people attending last year and an expected 500-550 attendees this year, Echols said.  She says this is due in part to increased marketing and advertising efforts.

Opening the show this year will be Fluidity, an all-male Kent State dance team whose hip-hop and technical techniques defines their group.

Other opening acts will include comedians Sean Larkins, Pat Brown and Ronnie Jordan who were also featured on BET’s Comic View.

Daria Gaither is the diversity reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected].