‘Comedy after Dark’ to offer food, laughs

Chrissy Miller, Campus Reporter

 

Larro the Comedian and the Don’t We Boys are returning to Eastern for “Comedy After Dark,” a double-feature comedy night put on Friday by the University Board.

Doors open at 5 p.m. in the 7th Street Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Besides the two acts, nachos and a build-your-own taco bar will be provided.

Sara Triplett, a graduate adviser studying college student affairs, said she has been working with comedy coordinator Nia Douglas to make this event possible since the beginning of the semester. However, Douglas has been planning this since last semester when she got it approved.

“Nia is really organized, so I’ve just been here to support her,” Triplett said. “I planned the place, and she took it from there. (The) 7th Street Underground was the right choice because of the atmosphere.”

Triplett said while planning has been a long process, she is excited to see the results of all the hard work she and Douglas put in.

Douglas said coordinating the comedy night was fun for her as well.

“I’m really excited,” Douglas said. “It’s something different. I always try to make my events not the same. Everybody doesn’t just want to see a regular standup comedian. So, I try to change the atmosphere.”

Douglas said she decided Larro was a good choice for her show when she spoke with him last year because students seemed to enjoy his previous performances. Douglas said after seeing the Don’t We Boys at “Panther Stock,” a series of entertainment and activities hosted by the UB in the spring, she knew they needed to be the other act for her event.

“I just knew that I had to have them. They had to come back. There was no way around it,” Douglas said. “They were different. I had never seen anything like it. They’re like a sketch comedy, improv type of an act.”

Douglas said her favorite part has been planning the event and seeing it come to life before her eyes.

“I have so many ideas, and I always try to input everything and make sure everybody is satisfied in the end,” she said. “To go from having all these ideas on paper to actually seeing them come to life is the best part.”

Douglas said the show is free and starts at 5 p.m. to give it an intimate feel while the Union is still open.

“I hope a lot of people come out and have some food and watch the performance,” Triplett said.

Chrissy Miller can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]