The beginning of a new semester is coming soon. Classes are picked, books are ordered, and packing to return to campus will soon begin. I am prepared on the academic front and it’s time to move onto planning for the Student Events Board. After a semester of researching comedian acts, my committee and I have finally narrowed it down to three possibilities. If everything goes as planned, a comedian will be coming to campus in late April to perform in the gym. Before we can finalize the act, we need your help! Take a look at the top three comedians below. Bio’s were provided by Gotham Artists . Watch the you tube link (by clicking on the names) and cast your vote by commenting!
Elon Gold is an American comedian, television actor, writer and producer. He starred in the television series Stacked. He also starred in the short-lived sitcom In-Laws. Known for his impressions, including those of Jeff Goldblum, Howard Stern and Jay Leno, Gold can be seen as a judge on the ABC celebrity impersonation competition series The Next Best Thing. Gold was also in the movie Cheaper by the Dozen as a cameraman fromThe Oprah Winfrey Show. Gold attended the Westchester Day School in Mamaroneck, New York and the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (MTA, Yeshiva University High School for Boys) in Manhattan, New York. He is a practicing orthodox Jew. Elon is the older brother of Ari Gold, an R&B singer. He often writes with his long time friend and writing partner, Ari “Ace” Schiffer. The two have written multiple pilots together including one that sold to Touchstone Television. Touchstone purchased the script, Wifeless, about two straight, best friends who get married.
Jon Lajoie was born in Saint-Hubert, Quebec and raised in Montreal, Quebec. His father is French-Canadian and his mother is English-Canadian. He graduated from Dawson College’s theatre program in 2001. Jon Lajoie began his career as a comedian in 2007. Lajoie’s performance included music, skits, and some stand-up comedy. Jon Lajoie has also successfully released 2 studio albums.Lajoie currently has a role in the FX Network TV show called The League as Taco MacArthur, a perpetually stoned and unemployed musician.Lajoie performs his song “The Birthday Song” and “Vaginal Hubris” in two episodes of the first season. Throughout the series, Lajoie performs songs written specifically for the show.Jon Lajoie filmed an episode of Comedy Central Presents on November 7, 2009. It premiered on March 5, 2010. The same special aired uncensored as part of Comedy Central’s Secret Stash on June 6 at 1:30 AM. The special featured the world premiere of the video for his song “Pop Song”.
Hannilbal Burress: Previously writer for SNL, now a writer for 30 Rock as well as making appearances in half of the season, he has been featured on Comedy Central programs such as Live at Gotham, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show. He has also performed on several late night talk shows such as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Check back in during the semester to see the results!