SCC to Host Comedy Night Feb. 2

January 15, 2013

St. Charles Community College will host a comedy night featuring Solomon Georgio and J. Chris Newburg at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building.

SCC to Host Comedy Night Feb. 2

Comedian J. Chris Newberg, photo provided by J. Chris Newberg.

Solomon Georgio burst into the Seattle comedy scene with his own brand of absurd, indignant irreverence. Georgio was a finalist in the 2010 San Francisco International Comedy Competition and a semi-finalist in the 2009 Seattle International Comedy Competition. As one of seven children born to two Ethiopian immigrants, Solomon Georgio intertwines the stories of his “insane” childhood with social commentary and “delusion of grandeur.” Georgio, an openly gay comic in the Pacific Northwest, manages to entertain and relate his humor to audiences from all walks of life.

J. Chris Newberg’s refreshingly smart and edgy humor, delivered with a streetwise sense of philosophic cool, has propelled the guitarist/songwriter to the forefront of the Michigan comedy scene. Just five months after Newberg’s debut, a Detroit Free Press story on metro Detroit comedy cited him as one of five local comics most likely to break out into the national spotlight. A guitarist and songwriter for a veteran Detroit rock band, the Vudu Hippies, Newberg’s standup comedy cleverly combines his offbeat observations on life with original, acoustic guitar melodies. His improvisational, acoustic interludes led him to enroll at the nationally renowned Second City Comedy Troupe, where he studied improv for two years.

As a comic, Newberg has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, The World Stand Up, Last Comic Standing 4 and The Sports List. He has been credited as one of the most original talents to burst upon the Midwest comedy scene in years. He’s in production on his own reality show.

The show is rated PG-13. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for SCC students with a valid ID. Purchase tickets online at stchastickets.com or through the SCC box office at 636-922-8050. For more information, contact Mandi Smith, SCC student activities coordinator, at 636-922-8469 or asmith@stchas.edu.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.

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