Sarah Colonna, writer for Chelsea Lately and After Lately, graced Boise State with her presence Saturday evening. Author of New York Times best seller, “Life as I Blow it,” Colonna came to share with Boise some of her talent and lots of laughter.
Her performance started at 7 p.m. at the Special Events Center (SpEC) and the whole hour and a half was laughter-filled from the audience.
“She was great. She was high energy the whole time,” Junior Colin Guth said. “She was really relatable.”
Colonna talked about spring break, relationships, roommates and alcohol, and lots of it.
But stand-up comedy isn’t complete without a jab of some sort, of course.
She called the theater majors nerds, the softball players lesbians and even ragged on The Arbiter.
But who can’t take a good roast every now and then?
Colonna found our Quidditch team to be quite foreign, as well as the knitting club, using our latest issue of the Arbiter to poke fun at the groups.
She interacted with the audience, picking out couples, roommates and even those with imaginary friends.
She even gave little tidbits of advice throughout her show, telling the audience degrees don’t always matter, but to stay in school anyway. And to not always trust eHarmony because they might set you up with an ex.
She also professed her love for Channing Tatum, quoting a Facebook comment of hers, saying “If God didn’t want me to watch Magic Mike, he wouldn’t have made Channing Tatum.”
This of course brought a chorus of cheers from most of the ladies in the audience.
“She just seemed to appreciate our culture here and she seemed to want to get to know us and you wanted to get to know her,” Guth said. “It was really interactive. She should charge money.”
But luckily for the students in the audience, they got free Saturday night entertainment from a well-known comedian and the SpEC was not short of laughter. The audience loved her, and her relevance to the college age allowed students to relate to her comedy.
“I really loved the atmosphere of the show,” said Lance Moore, part of student leadership who put on the event. “We were going for that college vibe where it’s just a really good hangout for a Friday night for BSU students to come out and I think she really provided that pretty well.”
She had a meet and greet after the show where students took pictures with her and thanked her for coming.
She was also offered an invitation to join a group at Dirty Little Roddy’s later that night for a bull ride.
This event was free for students and only five dollars for the public.