Treat yourself to an evening of laughs at The University of Findlay’s upcoming 13th Annual Comedy Jam.
The show is slated for 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 in Ritz Auditorium, located on the second floor of Old Main. Individuals needing an elevator can access one at the ground level on the west side of the building. Comic virtuoso Louis Ramey will be the headliner. Michael Palascak, a biographical comedian, will serve as feature. Stand-up comedian Kim Coles will emcee.
Presale tickets are $10 each and are available at the UF Box Office located in the Alumni Memorial Union’s fireside lounge, or by phone at (419) 434-4458 and can be picked up at Will Call the night of the show.
For University students, faculty and staff, the first ticket is free with valid UF identification during presale.
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No free tickets will be issued at the door. If available, remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $20.
The show is rated PG-14 to potentially spare the younger set the agony of having to listen to jokes about things they may have not yet experienced.
All three internationally renowned and busy comedians graciously accepted The University of Findlay’s invitation to create a special program for this night.
Ramey, who has had three Comedy Central specials and was a 2008 finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” is a favorite at comedy festivals worldwide. He won the 2014 Gilda’s LaughFest Audience Favorite Clean Comedy Award and has made appearances on shows such as “The View,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” and NBC’s “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.” He has performed around the world at U.S. military bases including Mumbai, Hong Kong, London, Dubai and Johannesburg.
Ramey was also part of the NICK @ NIGHT Road crew, appearing every Friday through 2008, and in 2006 and 2007 was voted “Campus Entertainer of the Year.”
A roommate’s response to a squirrel chewing through the bedroom wall, a kleptomaniac ex-girlfriend, and a trip down a water slide have become fodder for Palascak’s routine. He once made an audience member laugh so hard that she had an asthma attack.
Palascak has performed stand-up on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, “The Late Show” with David Letterman and “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson. He has also been heard on “The Bob and Tom Show,” and was recently on Comedy Central’s special “The Half Hour.”
Palascak has been anointed Best Stand-up of Chicago by Chicago Reader’s critics, and in 2012 by Campus Activities Magazine as Best Comedian Runner-up.
Coles has appeared on several television shows, such as “Frasier” and “Six Feet Under. Early in her career, she was one of the hosts of “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.” She was an original cast member on the FOX Network’s sketch comedy series “In Living Color, and played the role of Synclaire James on “Living Single.”
Coles was a regular panelist on the 2000 revival of “To Tell the Truth” during its second season and was a guest host on two episodes of “The View.” She has recently joined the cast of “10 Items or Less” on TBS.
In 1997 she published the autobiography, “I’m Free but it will Cost You: Single Life According to Kim Coles.”
Comedy Jam is being presented by The University of Findlay’s Campus Program Board, a student-led group that strives to bring high-quality, diverse entertainment to campus. Call 419-434-4606 for more information.