Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Where's the Audience?

Comedians from The Edge Comedy Club came out to perform their best (and worst) jokes for a shockingly empty auditorium. DAB, also known as the DePaul Activities Board, hosted a Comedy Showcase with a brave face despite the poor turn out. Only about 15 students actually showed up. The four comedians who performed capitalized on the situation and managed to work it into their routines in a way that had everyone laughing. You definitely had to applaud their ability to make lemons out of lemonade!

While I could go on about how funny these four men were, I feel that the real story revolves around the lack of an audience. I’ll admit that other than DAB’s website, I did not see much advertising for the event. It was a shame too because not only was the event free and entertaining… but complimentary refreshments were offered as well. The comedians were funny and it was a great break from studying. Interestingly enough, DAB also had Open Mic Night on the other side of the Student Center immediately following the showcase that was packed with students. More to come on that event tomorrow.

Next Tuesday DAB will be hosting a Game Show Night with prizes at 6PM in the Student Center. In addition to that event, DAB will also be announcing the theme and location for Homecoming. That’s what I’m looking forward to next week and maybe I’ll get a chance to see a few of you there.

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