University of Findlay’s 21st Annual Comedy Jam is slated to take place Saturday, Jan. 29. This year’s live performance will feature three hilarious entertainers: Caroline Rhea, Josh Blue, and Greg Thompson.
The show will begin at 8 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA). Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at MCPA’s box office by calling 419-423-2787 or visiting the MCPA website. UF students, faculty, and staff can receive one free ticket, if acquired in advance, with a valid University ID. All tickets will be $35 at the door on the day of the event. The show is rated PG-13 and parental guidance is advised.
Caroline Rhea is a stand-up comedian and actress. She is best known for her role as Hilda Spellman on the ABC hit series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” She has been in numerous comedy specials on Comedy Central, HBO, and Showtime. Rhea is currently starring in Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max,” and previously hosted “Caroline and Friends” for Game Show Network. She is a regular panelist on ABC’s “Match Game” with Alec Baldwin, and is often on other game shows such as “To Tell the Truth” and “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.” Rhea has appeared as Linda Flynn Fletcher on “Phineas and Ferb” for over 10 seasons and has guest-starred on many hit series, including “Two Broke Girls,” “Maron,” and “The Grinder.” She starred as Noleta Nethercott in the cult classic series “Sordid Lives” and recently starred in Hallmark Channel’s “A Mrs. Miracle’s Christmas.” As a comedian, Caroline has been recently spotlighted on Showtime’s “Women of a Certain Age” and is celebrating her 30th year in stand up.
Josh Blue has risen through the ranks to become a well-established headliner at venues around the world following his groundbreaking win on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006. In 2018 he was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and was honored with a performance at the William H. Macy Gala at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada. Most recently, Blue took third place in the 2021 season of America’s Got Talent. Blue does over 200 shows a year, continuing to spread laughter and break down stereotypes of people with disabilities. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are alike.
Greg Thompson is a North Carolina native. He grew up on a tobacco farm and started entertaining at the age of 14. Thompson went on to become a director, producer and became one of the most sought-after Masters of Ceremonies in the Eastern Carolinas. Thompson has appeared in movies including “Weeds,” “Amateur Night,” “Too Young the Hero,” “Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture,” and “Just About Famous.” Most recently, Thompson was seen on ABC’s game show “To Tell the Truth” starring Anthony Anderson. He has an impressive professional record and has worked for Universal Studios Orlando, Walt Disney World, Commodore Cruise Lines, American Cruise Lines, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, along with thousands of appearances on stages across the country.
The 21st Annual Comedy Jam is brought to the community by University of Findlay’s Student Activities Board, “your source for diverse edutainment”.
For more information, visit the Student Activities webpage or call 419-434-4606.