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Trump Roast Star to Bring Laughs to PSU

“My sister just had a baby, a little newborn. The kid is adorable, so cute. She wouldn’t let me hold him, she refuses. She says, ‘No way, Anthony, I’m afraid you’re gonna drop him.’ I’m 32 years old, like I’m some kinda idiot. Like I don’t have a million other ways to hurt a baby.”

If jokes like this with a sarcastic, often crude wit are appealing to you, come out to see Anthony Jeselnik tonight at the HUB as a part of the Student Programming Association’s late night events series. The show starts at 8 p.m. in Heritage Hall and is free for Penn State students with their student ID.

Jeselnik, known for his hilariously twisted humor, made a name for himself by being a part of Comedy Central’s Roast of Donald Trump in March of this year. His debut album, Shakespeare, was named one of the best albums of 2010 by the AV Club and the best comedy album of 2010 by Punchline Magazine. He had his own half-hour special on Comedy Central and was featured on Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen which aired Monday.

Jeselnik was a writer for the first season of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon but left the show to pursue his comedy career full time. He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Last Call with Carson Daly. Recently, Jeselnik signed a development deal for a show that he will star in and produce for Comedy Central. The show will begin shooting in early 2012.

Jeselnik, a native of Pittsburgh, is extremely talented and has garnered praise throughout the world of comedy. He has a smart, unique style filled with one-liners and quick punch lines. Come down to the HUB and check out one of Comedy’s rising stars for free.

Check out the SPA’s Facebook event page for the show and watch Jeselnik’s performancefrom Comedy Central’s Roast:

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Sam Cooper

Sam is a senior originally from Newtown, PA who majors in print journalism and is a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. His athletic peak was age 11 so he decided to grow a beard and write about sports instead.

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