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Dancer, comedian Xclusive at UW-W

February 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014 By Signe Trewyn   Students often have more than one job; Kenneth “Xclusive” Paryo, has turned what would normally be many jobs into one. Paryo said he found his love for dance when he was 13, and while he has fun with it, he didn’t want to dance on stage for an hour. “I...

Comedian moves from classroom to stage

Comedian moves from classroom to stage

December 4, 2013

Former high school teacher Jay Black has experience in what makes students laugh: By Abrielle Backhaus   Comedian Jay Black said timing presented him with an opportunity to follow his dreams and make a career change. After seven years of teaching high school, Black left the education fi...

Comedian returns to familiar stage

Comedian returns to familiar stage

September 11, 2013

By Ben Holzhueter   Comedian Eric O’Shea hasn’t performed at UW-Whitewater since 2007, but he still fondly recalls his last time here. “The students were very sharp,” O’Shea said. “I remember the fun, I remember the looseness, and I remember how they got everything. I’m very...

Comedian’s travels lead her to UW-W

Comedian’s travels lead her to UW-W

May 1, 2013

  Jessi Campbell has ventured across the world, will make first stop in Whitewater May 2: “I’ve seen the entire country, and I get to make people laugh. It’s a dream job.” These are the words of Jessi Campbell, a comedian who’s traveled all over the United States delighting audie...

Comic trades coaching for comedy

Comic trades coaching for comedy

April 10, 2013

  Comedian C. Willi Myles never dreamed of becoming a stand-up comic. Instead, Myles said, his grades in school were what spoke to him about comedy. “My grades dictated that I would become a comedian, because most people had a blood alcohol of what I had for a GPA,” Myles said. Myles...

Comedian finds passion by accident


March 6, 2013

  Comedian Michael Malone is coming to UW-Whitewater for a performance he said students are sure to enjoy because of how much he gives the audience compared to other comedians. “I try to give them an experience instead of a show,” Malone said. “I’m not just a guy standing behind a...

Disease helps comedian ‘connect’

Samuel Comroe performs his signature stand-up

February 6, 2013

  Comroe incorporates living with Tourette’s Syndrome into routine: Comedian Samuel J. Comroe does not let Tourette’s Syndrome rule his life. Instead, he makes it work for him, using it as an influence in his stand-up routine. SEAL Entertainment intern Sara Molnar is in charge of the...

Comedian Paul Varghese brings diverse act to UW-Whitewater

December 7, 2011

Comedian Paul Varghese is going to perform his signature comedy act at UW-Whitewater on Thursday, but he hasn’t always been able to take the stage so easily. “When I was a kid, I was super shy,” Varghese said. “I think I only did one funny thing every six months. I never considered myself...

Comedian found ‘voice’ as benchwarmer

November 3, 2011

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. is coming to UW-Whitewater and he’ll be displaying the comedic skills he’s been working on since he was a freshman in college. “I started in 1998 when I was 19,” Wood said. “I was a freshman at Florida A&M University and Florida State University was right up the st...

Spoken word artist Shanelle Gabriel performs at University Center’s Down Under

April 6, 2011

Poetry and music tend to be thought of as separate entities in terms of how they are presented, but Shanelle Gabriel brings them both together for something amazing. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, the Utica College alumna began her career as a Def Jam College promoter. Gabriel was on HBO’s Def...

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