The Student Association Programming Board (SAPB) is looking to bring laughs to the Lecture Hall next weekend with an appearance by comedian Moshe Kasher.
The Los Angeles-based stand-up comic has appeared on late-night shows such as “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan” and “Chelsea Lately.” Kasher can also be seen on Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and Showtime’s “Shameless.”The Los Angeles-based stand-up comic has appeared on late-night shows such as “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan” and “Chelsea Lately.” Kasher can also be seen on Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and Showtime’s “Shameless.”
“After having ‘Whose Line’ come for Family Weekend, I wanted to bring a traditional stand-up [comedian] who was up and coming in the scene,” said Lyla Cerulli, variety chair for the SAPB and a senior double-majoring in classical and Near Eastern studies and psychology. “Variety Committee was between Moshe Kasher and Chris Gethard — two great choices — but we felt that Kasher would have more crowd appeal, especially because Comedy Central gave the go-ahead for this pilot [of his, titled] ‘Problematic.’”
Students might also recognize him from Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” and can watch him on his Netflix special, titled “Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland.”
For those who don’t know him, Cerulli said that they should still “expect to have a good time.”
“Kasher has a great combination of dry and silly humor that balances well his audiences,” Cerulli said. “He’s able to carry stories in his stand-up, punctuated with well-timed jokes.”
The show will be held in Lecture Hall 1. Max Maurice, vice president for programming and a senior majoring in electrical engineering, said that the SAPB “wanted to have him perform in the Chamber Hall, however due to the scheduling of the Anderson Center, [they] were unable to secure the location.”
Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and the performance will begin at 8 p.m.