Ivy League of Comedy: Stand-Up

Stand-up Comedy | Friday, Nov 18, 2016 | 8:30 PM | $17 – 25

Ivy League of Comedy: Stand-Up

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The Ivy League of Comedy is the premier group of stand-up comedians touring America. This comedy show honors audiences with original, well-written comedy that doesn’t resort to playing on stereotypes or picking on the audience, and is delivered by stand-up comedy’s funniest and brightest—all of whom happen to be graduates of Ivy League universities. Known for their elite brand of clever comedy, you’ve heard Ivy League’s comics brilliant voices on late-night TV and Comedy Central. Now come see them live on stage! This performance will feature comedians Wali Collins, Shaun Eli, and Frank Vignola.

Doors open at 8:00 pm and the show begins at 8:30 pm. Mixed drinks, beer, wine, and snacks will be available before and during the show, come early and have a drink before the show!

This event will be in the Studio Theater and has Reserved seating. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Patron Services team by emailing info@blackrockcenter.org, or calling 240-912-1058. See our full list of ticketing policies here.

Wali Collins

His first time on stage Wali was convinced that he had bombed, but the manager paid him and asked him to come back every week as a featured act. Wali moved to New York City to work on a show for Comedy Central called “Stand-up Stand-up.” He hosted the largest, funniest, most varied collection of stand-up comedians in the world. Nominated three years in a row as “College Campus Entertainer of the Year,” Wali is also sought after for corporate events. One of Wali’s greatest achievements was hosting an event for First Lady Michelle Obama. Collins’ television stand-up credits include NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, ABC’s “The View”, Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd,” and Commentary on VH1. David Letterman caught Wali’s act and recruited him to warm-up for his show. Later that season, Wali performed his stand up on the “Late Show with David Letterman.” In the words of Robert Klein, “Wali Collins is versatile, smart and very, very funny.”

Shaun Eli

Stand-up comedian Shaun Eli has rightfully been called one of America’s smartest comics. Whether it’s a story about dining with a vegetarian or successfully fighting a parking ticket, master storyteller Shaun Eli proves that there’s hilarity in the ordinary if you approach life with a comedic warp. Job interviews? Serving on a NYC criminal jury? How about the Ten Commandments? For just about anything he’s experienced, Shaun has a hilarious story at the ready.

Frank Vignola

Besides television appearances on Comedy Central, CBC (Toronto), and Discovery Channel Europe, Mr. Vignola has also appeared at Montreal’s “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival with Bill Maher and toured with Armed Forces Entertainment performing for our troops in Afghanistan.


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