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Comedian Nick Swardson To Perform At Penn State

Nick Swardson, a comedian best known for his work in movies and doing stand-up, will perform at Penn State on Friday night to round out the Student Programming Association’s (SPA) comedy month and programming for the year. The show is the second event in a Friday-night double-header for SPA, as Jeff Corwin is planned to speak at 8 p.m. and Swardson will go on at 11 p.m., both in Alumni Hall.

Swardson got his start as a stand-up comedian, performing in various clubs throughout the country before landing the role of Terry on “Reno 911!” From there, Swardson latched on with Adam Sandler and and Happy Madison Productions as a writer, producer, and actor. He’s the kind of actor you’ve seen in movies and would recognize but probably don’t know by name. Swardson’s had roles in “The Benchwarmers,” “Blades of Glory,” “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan,” and “Just Go With It.”

The event is part of SPA LateNight and, as is typical of SPA events, the show is free and open to all students so long as you bring your Penn State ID. Come out and enjoy what could be the last SPA event of the semester and laugh off the stress of finals (after hearing about adorable animals from Corwin — talk about a win-win).

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Lexi Shimkonis

Lexi is an editor-turned-staff writer who can often be found at either Irving's or the Phyrst (with the chances she'll have her backpack being the same). Lexi is a senior hailing from Spring City, PA (kind of) and studying Civil Engineering. Please email questions and/or pleas for an Instagram caption to [email protected], or for a more intimate bond, follow her on Twitter @lexshimko.


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