What could possibly pack Friends Hall on a rainy Tuesday night? Ramapo’s very own College Programming Board found the answer to that this week when they brought an L.A. comedian, K-von, best known for his work on the popular MTV show, “Disaster Date,” to campus.
The College Programming Board, better known as CPB, has high hopes for their second year of events at Ramapo. This year’s inaugural show surpassed their expectations for the stormy night. Over 100 students filled in the show, despite the weather.
Most students came into the show to stay out of the rain, but ended up laughing until the end.
“It was convenient and we saw the poster. We wanted to see what was going on,” senior Gabby Guzman said.
“We are hoping that the Tuesday Night Live [events] are more popular than last year, because they’ve become a regular thing on campus,” sophomore Emily Egner said. “We want to gain followers now that people get the concept of the Tuesday events.”
A new addition to the TNL events this year is the student opener.
“We wanted to get Ramapo involved. We came up with the idea when we were planning for the fall events,” Egner said. There will be student openers for every TNL this year.
Sophomore Kyle Baton was the student opener for comedy show. Although it was only his second time on the comedy stage, he was cool and collected and made the audience laugh.
“I’ve been a fan of comedy all my life and I wanted to take a chance. Whatever comes my way, I’m going to give it a shot,” Baton said.
After another opener, Say Em, performed his act, K-von took to the stage. The two comedians are currently on tour traveling to about 18 colleges across the country.
K-von had the audience laughing before he even took the stage, when they played a segment of one of his appearances on “Disaster Date.” He was impersonating an infomercial salesman who took every moment of the “date” to show off his latest products.
He closed his act with audience participation from social media. He asked students to send him a question via Twitter and two students won prizes, including a t-shirt and one of his DVDs. He encouraged students to share things they thought were funny with the people around them.
“Laughter is something we can all have more of.” concluded K-von.
CPB is also holding other events this week, including a screening of the summer blockbuster, “Magic Mike,” this Friday at 9p.m. and 11p.m. in the Laurel Screening Room. They are also sponsoring Culture Shock on Saturday on the Laurel Courts from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be activities like henna tattooing as well as free cultural food. Keep an eye out all semester for the many events CPB is holding.