Students to compete in Last Coug Standing

Aspiring comedians will have a chance to battle it out in WSU’s version of the popular TV show.

From Staff Reports

The comedic stylings of WSU’s funniest Cougars will be on display at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Compton Union Building Auditorium.

“Last Coug Standing,” an event entering its second year, gives aspiring comedians a chance to strut their stuff with a five-minute spot on stage. It is part of the Student Entertainment Board’s (SEB) Get Involved Week. Students interested in performing should contact Donny Petersen, SEB spotlight programmer, at dkpetersen@wsu.edu.

“Most people will sign up the day of,” he said. “We’re hoping for somewhere between five and eight people.” The top comedians of the evening will receive gift cards to local businesses, he said.

The main performer and host for the event will be Andy Peters, he said. Peters is a professional comedian who began his career doing standup in Seattle and now does shows all around the country.

“He’s going to do his own set and then he’ll also be the emcee for the actual competition,” Petersen said.

The name for the event comes from NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and though contestants are not likely to walk away with their own television specials, they will get to enjoy the spotlight for the evening as they entertain fellow students.

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