This Thursday, Aug. 29, in the Special Events Center (SPEC) there will be not one, but two comedians performing. The Welcome week, put on by the Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC), will include comedians Alvin Williams and Streeter Seidell.
“Alvin Williams is the opening act, and he’s done a lot of work with ‘Shades of Black’,” said Thomas Camara, senior entrepreneurial management and programming assistant for SILC. “He does a lot of his own tours. He’s opening and then Streeter Seidell from MTV “Pranked” goes on. Seidell is also the executive editor of Collegehumor.com.”
This type of comedy will steer more towards the genre of cultural and social comedy, without much in terms of outright vulgarity.
“Neither of them is going to be too raunchy. Alvin’s done ‘Shades of Black’ and that’s more of a cultural comedy. He’s going to definitely make it a little bit different. He’s very funny without using a lot of raunchiness. Both of them are used to doing college shows,” said Camara.
Both comedians shows are meant to cater to a college audience. The goal of this event is to ease students into the new semester.
“I love comedians and everyone loves to laugh. My biggest thing was that I just wanted to have some comedians here for students to enjoy. That’s why I wanted it to be part of Bronco Welcome.”
With more and more comedians coming through campus, Boise State is looking to bring increasingly big names of the comedy industry to campus.
“We definitely want to bring bigger comedians to campus. If we could get a bigger turnout, that’d be great,” Camara said. “Maybe we’ll make it a tradition to do it every fall semester.”
“I hope a lot of students show up because I think they’ll have a good time. I’m excited that we could get two comedians here. I hope we fill it up. That’d be awesome. I think it’ll be a nice end to Bronco Welcome,” Camara said.
These performances will provide an opportunity to bring future acts to campus.
The show starts at 7 p.m., and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are free for students.