The Office of Student Activities has made an impact on Florida A&M University’s campus with their innovative and fresh idea, First Tuesday Comedy Series.
Their monthly comedy series is set to every first Tuesday of the month for the fall and spring semesters.
Featured comedians include Yohan Collins from Chain TV, Chris Jones from BET’s “Comic View,” Ambrose Jones from “Last Comic Standing” and the host and comedian Sir Walt.
The objective for the Comedy series is to combine students with talented students on campus, and professional comedians from all over to enjoy a timeless evening with laughter and fun.
Vice president of FAMU Campus Activity Board LaDonna Carney said this event could enhance someone’s day.
“You could be having a bad day, and you come to the comedy show and you are destined to have a better day,” Carney said.
The first Tuesday Comedy series was Feb. 9.
Ijeoma Ogala, second-year architect student, said she had a lot of fun.
“I had fun going back with the comedian on stage. I have an accent, so the comedian joked around with me a lot, which made some of the others do the same things. It was really funny, and I enjoyed myself,” Ogala said.
The Campus Activity Board believes this event has been a success thus far, but is hopeful for the attendance and support of more students. Coordinator of the First Comedy Series Tara Waldo said she sees attendance increasing.
“We do see the number of student attendance increasing every month, but we have to get the word out because we do this for the students,” Waldo said. “In order for the event to be more of a success, students have to support each other and support the events.”
Birmingham comedian Bennie Mac encouraged the students to come out and enjoy some laughs.
“I want students to come out and see the comedians. We travel to be here, and we want to see the students come out to see us,” Bennie said.
The next First Tuesday Comedy Series will hit the ground running once again on March 1 in the Grand Ballroom for club and organizations night.