BUS, USG host annual homecoming comedy show

Amy Cooknick

Why should I care?

The BUS Comedy Show is an annual event for homecoming. It is free for students and open to all members of the Kent State community.

Black United Students will present their annual Homecoming comedy show at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Student Center Ballroom.

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Avery Danage, president of Black United Students, said the show will feature comedians Alex Thomas, Marcus Combs, Queen Aishah and Derek Gaines.

“We usually look at people who are appealing and attractive to a younger generation,” Danage said. “A lot of these comedians now are just not funny. So we try to select comedians who are just funny in general. Comedy just comes so easy for them. Even when they’re not on stage, they’re telling jokes in conversation.”

Danage said in past years, the show has usually cost between $20,000 and $25,000, but only cost $17,000 this year.

“We were able to negotiate some deals, so we got it down,” Danage said. “And that’s for four comedians, one of which is the host, and one is a headliner.”

Doors for the show open at 7 p.m.

Admission is free with a student I.D. General admission is $5.

BUS and Undergraduate Student Government sponsor this event.

Contact Amy Cooknick at [email protected].