You won’t want to miss the funniest night in Findlay, courtesy of University of Findlay’s 17th Annual Comedy Jam! Stand-up stars Nate Jackson, Warren B. Hall and Lucas Bohn will take the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts stage on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at MCPA’s box office. Admission will be free for UF students, faculty and staff with a free ticket, acquired in advance by calling the box office at 419-423-2787 or emailing RBish@mcpa.org. The show is rated PG-13. Children in attendance must be 13 or older and accompanied by an adult.
Nate Jackson is a Seattle-area native who majored in organizational communication while pursuing an extracurricular minor in stand-up comedy at Eastern Washington University and the clubs in and around Spokane. He has shared the stage with urban comedy notables such as Don “DC” Curry and Bill Bellamy, and in 2010 won the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition. In 2014 he was a featured performer on BounceTV’s No. 1-rated standup comedy show “Off the Chain” and was also on BET’s revamped ComicView. For more information, visit his website at www.natejacksoncomedy.com.
Expect the unexpected from comedian Warren B. Hall. He purposefully avoids using the white-versus-black angle that is a focus of many mainstream black comedians, and instead chooses to “focus on the funny” with his original and relatable style. He has appeared on the FOX television show “Laughs,” and is a regular on the Bob and Tom Morning Show. Hall has also performed overseas for troops stationed in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. For more information on =Hall, visit www.warrenbhall.com.
Lucas Bohn describes his style as “energetic with an edge.” He has shared the stage with comedic greats such as Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart. He sets himself apart with his hilarious impersonations served with his own blend of schoolboy charm and bad-boy charisma. In 2013 Bohn was nominated “Comedian of the Year” by Campus Activities Magazine. He also placed runner-up in the Magners Comedy Festival and was awarded Best of the Fest at the Detroit Comedy Festival. Bohn dedicates time to supporting U.S. military service members by working with The Comics on Duty World Tour, and has performed fundraisers for charities such as Habitat for Humanity and Childhelp. For more information, visit www.lucasbohn.com.
At the conclusion of the show, the comedians have graciously agreed to do a meet-n-greet, photos and autographs in the main atrium/lobby of Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.
The 17thAannual Comedy Jam is being brought to the community by the University of Findlay’s Student Activities Board, “your sources for diverse edutainment”; and by Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.