Club & Greek
- Category: Volume 87 (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)
- Published: 11 November 2015
- Written by BRIAN FOYE | CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The Student Activities Board held another comedy event featuring Iliza Shelesinger on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. in Anacon Hall. SAB’s Comedy Chair, Tommy Foye, and Vice President of Major Events, Tom Egan, ran the event together.
“Having Iliza come to Monmouth University is huge, especially because she is very well known in the comedian world. I am really happy to have been able to help plan and execute this event,” said Tommy Foye, a junior communication major.
The night started off with James Goff, a South Bronx native, to help hype the crowd and get the audience into good spirits. Goff’s appearances include Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight, Sirius Radio, and a performance for Superbowl XLII Champions, the New York Giants. For the short time Goff performed, he was able to crack jokes about relationships, race, life, and more.
Goff finished his set and quickly introduced the headliner of the night, Iliza Shelsinger. Shelsinger has appeared on Chelsea Lately, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Call with Carson Daily, and The Soup. She is also the season six winner of Last Comic Standing on NBC, the host of the syndicated dating show, Excused and recently released a Netflix special “Freezing Hot.”
When Shelsinger first walked onto the stage, the crowd immediately showed a positive reaction. The comedian had a 45-minute set which was very blunt, covering topics that varied from sex, feminism, girls night outs, boy drama, animals, and the truth about women eating in front of men.
One of Shelsinger’s favorite things in life is her dog, Blanche. She personally asked Tommy Foye to hold Blanche in the audience, until she needed the dog to come on stage. Shelsinger does a segment where she is talking about Sarah McLachlan’s SPCA commercials. First she feels bad for all the animals, but then begins to feel upset for herself and all her struggles and emotions. She then has Blanche come on stage and holds him out to the crowd, Circle of Life (Lion King) style, and begins to do her own rendition of an SPCA commercial. The crowd’s reaction made the skit the highlight of the night.
John Drew Foye, a senior criminal justice major, said, “Being able to come and support my brother Tommy and the rest of SAB on this awesome comedy event was great. Iliza was hysterical and had myself, and the crowd, laughing the entire time. It was definitely worth coming to!”
Area Coordinator Anthony Conrad mentioned that this particular comedy event was different compared to other comedy shows or past SAB events by “it being really funny and everyone could come together and laugh with each other and have a good time.”
PHOTO COURTESY of Brian Foye