Trevor Wallace Performs Free-Spirited, Improvised SPA Comedy Set
Internet sensation Trevor Wallace performed a self-deprecating and largely-improvised comedy set as part of a free comedy show hosted by Penn State’s Student Programming Association (SPA) Tuesday night. Wallace performed his hour-long set in front of a packed Schwab Auditorium audience.
While studying film at San Jose State University, Wallace found himself immersed in popularity by filming short videos for the now-defunct app, Vine. Wallace then managed to transition his content to YouTube and TikTok, amassing 16 million followers across all social media platforms.
Wallace began his set by waltzing onto the stage wearing a miniature foam finger on his hand, which he quickly removed and revealed his outstretched middle finger.
“Always great to come back to schools you didn’t get into,” Wallace said. “I had a 2.6 GPA, so their loss.”
After a Jerry Sandusky joke didn’t land, and in turn, had the TikTok star wondering if he was still going to be paid, Wallace spent the beginning of his set describing his first impressions of Penn State’s campus and the people he’d encountered so far.
“There are cars all over the place and students just don’t seem to care,” Wallace joked. “They’re walking around like ‘I have priority here, I played lacrosse for one season so fuck off.'”
Citing TikTok as the reason for college students’ fried brains and short attention spans, along with the fact that there was no Subway Surfer clip playing beneath him, Wallace split his act into three segments and took questions from the audience during breaks in his prepared material.
Question and answer topics ranged from porn stars to Passover plans, and the comedian showed off his ability to be quick on his feet and still get lots of laughter from the audience.
The bulk of Wallace’s set focused on his early life and how much of a “loser” he was, and in some cases, still is. Wallace blamed his awkwardness on his father and the unorthodox punishments he was subjected to.
“One time, my dad actually pulled the door of my bedroom off,” Wallace said. “That son of a bitch turned my room into a goddamn Jeep Wrangler.”
The largest laugh Wallace got all night came when he began to attack “ick lists,” which he said women carry with them on their phones. Wallace said that these lists contain instances of things that turn women off from men, and he felt his dating life had been suffering because of it.
“These lists are so specific,” Wallace said. “It’s like ‘The other day we were in a roundabout and he put his blinker on. What are you blinkering for? Maybe, I should blinker my way out of this relationship.'”
The comedian ended his act by taking more outlandish questions and giving unexpected compliments to Morgan Wallen.
“Morgan Wallen is absolutely in my dream blunt rotation,” Wallace said before breaking into a thick country accent. “I just want that attractive man to pat me on the back and say ‘It’s alright, bud.'”
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