PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Kennedy Featured Beer and Sex at the HUB

Last night, jokesmith Andrew Kennedy did comedy while standing up at an 8 p.m. free show in the HUB Auditorium. Kennedy has been voted into Comedy Central’s top 20 comedians two years in a row. He showed why he deserved to be in such a redundant list to a crowd of Penn State students.

Kennedy opened the show with familiar quips about the construction/orange cone emporium on I-80 and our drunken anthropomorphic cheerleader. The set covered a wide variety of topics including Kennedy’s childhood and racial background (half English half Colombian), the colorful characters that people vote to lead our great nation, the economy, and Governator Schwarzenegger. In between more general topics, he responded to comments (of varying sassiness levels) by audience members.

Kennedy moved from self disparaging commentary to topics college students could more easily relate to. This included drinking heavily, sex with random strangers, drinking heavily, showing up baked to comedy shows, drinking heavily, and acting out Inglourious Basterds at the drug store. Or as Penn Staters refer to it: Tuesday.

The show itself was more than worth the nothing I paid to see it. Kennedy was energetic in front of what was definitely a smaller crowd than he was used to. He playfully shamed people arriving fashionably late and worked the outbursts of the crowd into the routine. The biggest hit of the show was Kennedy’s impressions of his gentlemanly British father and Christopher Walken receiving a cavity search. It makes even less sense in context, I assure you.

Kennedy started slow as he tried to get in sync with the crowd and figure out how much profanity the SPA staff would let him get away with. After the ball got rolling, the laughs were frequent and the show was a great way to spend an hour. Here’s a taste of some material used at last night’s show from an earlier show Kennedy did at the Gotham Comedy Club:

About the Author

John Dempsey

John is a Junior majoring in Journalism from Hazleton, PA. He is so awesome that sharks dedicate a week to him.
Likes: Video games, vigilante justice, irony, talking bears, Burt Reynolds, El Chupacabra, coloring books, chainsaws, and Australians.
Dislikes: Zombies, clowns, zombie clowns, turtleneck sweaters, Apple, poor mustache grooming, nuclear winter, Roman architecture, guacamole, robots, LCD TVs, the color yellow, Velcro, ceiling fans, sprinklers, tornadoes, Belgians, squat thrusts, and romantic comedies.

Comments

More by John

The 3 Keys to Never Graduating

It is that time of year again. The weather is getting warmer when it feels like it and we switch to shorter pants just as the insects begin to multiply. It is a magical time of year that some of us will see for the last time in State College. For those lucky few, not going to class this week is a sign of maturity. With a college degree ensured, the world awaits you. Unless you’re in the Liberal Arts, of course. Then, your mother’s couch awaits you. However, there exist among us the ones that dare to take it to the next level. The ones that can’t get enough binge drinking, construction, and parking citations. The ones that will never graduate. How do they do it? Very, very smugly. These are the keys to never leaving Penn State.

Playboy Says PSU is 2nd Best at Partying

PSU Presses Start on Video Game Class

Athletics

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

This year’s sneaker is available to purchase online for $109.99.

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Fall Move-In Traffic & Construction Changes

When 40,000 students need to move back to State College over the course of four days or so, things are bound to get crazy.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend