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Oct. 2, 2018

Comedy series continues Oct. 10 with Jessi Campbell

By Grace Niemeyer, communication assistant

The Student Activities Council (SAC) at Northwest Missouri State University is continuing its comedy series for the 2018-19 academic year, which features up-and-coming comedians performing on the Northwest stage.

The series continues with actress and comedian Jessi Campbell at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts as part of Homecoming week activities. The first 500 attendees receive a Northwest T-shirt.

Emmy award winner Sara Schafer kicked off the series on Sept. 7.

“Students and community members should come to the comedy series to share a laugh with one another,” Erin Fleharty, SAC special events coordinator, said. “These events are brought to campus to allow students and community members an hour or two to have a good time in a fun and interactive way. They also allow students and community members to meet one another and become more connected to Maryville and to Northwest.”

The comedy series provides an informal, entertaining atmosphere. All shows are free and open to the public. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

SAC plans and administers activities for Northwest students to contribute to a more well-rounded social, recreational and cultural life for the campus and community. SAC provides entertaining alternatives to students with late night activities and events throughout the year including concerts, lectures, movies and comedians.

Details about each comedian are provided below. For more information, contact SAC at 660.562.1226 or

Jessi Campbell
Wednesday, Oct. 10

Campbell has been seen on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and was named 2015 Female Performer of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine, an award she also was nominated for in 2013. She has performed at more than 200 colleges and 100 comedy clubs, military bases and bars. For more information, visit

Jessi Campbell

Jackie Tohn
Friday, Dec. 7

Tohn is an actress, stand-up comic, musical comedian, singer and songwriter. Tohn plays Melrose in the Netflix comedy series “G.L.O.W.” and Gilda Radner in “A Futile and Gruesome Gesture.” Recent movies include “Chips,” “Bad Roomies” and “Sisters.” She recently completed filming “Spell,” directed by Brendan Walter, and “Elsewhere,” an indie dramedy. For more information, visit

Jackie Tohn

Samuel Comroe
Friday, Jan. 18

Comroe is a stand-up comedian from Los Angeles, California, who performs at more than 100 clubs and colleges annually. He made his TV debut on TBS’ “Conan” and has appeared on BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood” with Kevin Hart. Comroe was recently featured on All Def Digital’s “Comedy Originals.” He is the winner of Ricky Gervais’ “Just Sayin’” app contest and the San Francisco Comedy Competition, and he has more than 33,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel.

Comroe’s comedy is fueled by the trials and tribulations of living with Tourette Syndrome, with which he was diagnosed at age 6, and observational material based on life experiences. Comroe appeared on the 2018 season of “America’s Got Talent,” where he earned fourth place overall. For more information, visit

Samuel Comroe

Kiry Shabazz
Friday, Feb. 1

Shabazz made his network late night debut on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” Shabazz won the World Series Comedy Competition and 2018 StandUp NBC, which led him to tour on the NBC StandUp Comedy Tour.

Shabazz grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He was working at a restaurant in 2011 when he felt like he couldn’t be himself and turned to comedy. Shabazz is considered a charismatic, witty, off-the-top comedian with hilarious punchlines, which has made him one of the best up-and-coming comics in northern California. For more information, visit  

Kiry Shabazz

Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh
Friday, March 1

Singh is a fast-rising comedian with a high-energy, witty, in-your-face attitude. Signh recently completed his Comedy Central debut on the hit comedy show, “Gabriel Iglesias’s Stand-Up Revolution.” He has competed in and won numerous comedy competitions, including the San Francisco Comedy Competition. His comedy has been televised on Starz, BBC, TV Asia and ZEE TV. For more information, visit

Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh


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Administration Building
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