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SAB Transforms Anacon From Spa To Comedy Club

Comedy Night

Monmouth University students packed into Anacon Hall for a fun and relaxing night hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB) on Saturday Oct. 10.

SAB co-sponsored the event with Monmouth’s Panhellenic Counsel to host a Ladies’ Night and Comedy Night. This was the first time SAB and Panhellenic Counsel have worked together on an event.

The main event was a Comedy Night featuring well-known comedians, Liz Miele and Emily Heller. Miele, 30, a local comedian from NJ, has been doing stand up comedy for 13 years and has made appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Late Night with Conan O’Brein. Heller, 30, is a San Francisco native who has only been in the business for eight years but gained success quickly after her appearances on Late Night with Conan and John Olivers New York Stand Up Show.

“I really think it was a good turn out. These comedians were very expensive women to get so we wanted the crowd to be pumped. I think that definitely happened and it went really well,” said Tommy Foye, a junior communication major and the current Comedy Chair for SAB.

The comedians were a hit among college students, as they had no boundaries in their skits. Each comedian performed for about 40 minutes and touched on entirely different topics.  Miele and Heller talked about everything from cats, nutrition, European adventures, love lives, to life as the weird kid in school. Miele and Heller made everything relatable and had the audience laughing the entire night.

“I really love doing college shows because we always have a great time,” said Heller. Miele added “ I usually do corporate events with cat owners who rarely get out of the house so this was really fun. You guys [Monmouth students] were awesome.”

Prior to the comedy show, students were given a relaxing Ladies Night organized by Foye and Aashni Shah, a junior fincance major and the Novelty’s Chair for SAB. The most popular station was the hand wax. At this station, students placed their hands in hot wax, which created a mold on their hands. After a few minutes once the wax cooled down, students peeled off the remaining layer of wax, which left hands feeling soft and refreshed. An oxygen bar was located next to the wax station in which students breathed scented oxygen through his or her nostrils, leaving a relaxed effect on the person.

In addition, there were full body massage chairs and automatic foot massaging machines spread throughout the room for students who were waiting for the comedy act to begin as well as glitter tattoos. 

Jess Lavitol, a junior history and education major in Alpha Xi Delta said, “I thought tonight was really cool because it is something totally different than what SAB or any Greek organization has ever put on. It was a really chill night and I hope that Panhell and SAB get to work together more often because it really shows unity among our campus.” SAB’s Ladies’ Night is one of many events this year that has brought professional talent to campus. The Student Activities Board is urging students to keep up to date with the student activities calendar in order to see what professional talent will be here next.

PHOTO COURTESY of Erin Schevlin

Contact Information

The Outlook
Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication
and Instructional Technology (CCIT)
Room 260, 2nd floor

The Outlook
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey

Phone: (732) 571-3481 | Fax: (732) 263-5151
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