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Assembly Center filled with laughter at Comedy Show

By Sarah Renee Garner
On November 7, 2019

FSUB staff and the Comedy Show performers after the show. MEDIA RELATIONS/Courtesy photo

For homecoming at the G, and the Favrot Student Union Board (FSUB) planned events for each day of the week. 

One of the main attractions of GSU’s homecoming week was the Comedy Show.

This year’s homecoming theme was “gram•ish,” and all of the events were named in conjunction with the theme. The comedy show, titled “funny•ish,” had a star-studded line up: internet sensations B Simone and Desi Banks were two of the opening acts, and Wild n’ Out star Darren Brand was the headliner. 

In addition to those comedians, GSU favorite and comedian, Steve Brown, came back to host the events. The show started promptly at 7 p.m. in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center, and that’s when the laughter began.

The atmosphere in the Assembly Center played a huge part in the success of the comedy show. Everyone was laughing at Steve Brown’s antics, singing along to songs, strolling, and all in all just enjoying the vibe. 

First up was B. Simone, a comedienne who rose to stardom after having several of her videos go viral on social media. Simone, a native of Dallas, Texas, came out dressed to impressed and ready to start some mess! She hilariously detailed the struggles of being a young woman trying to date in today’s relationship climate, and even awarded one student $500 for whoever could say her famous tagline, “you’re my boyfriend” in the funniest way. Simone also starred on Wild n’ Out, and on Lil Kim’s Girl Cruise. 

Next, the talented Desi Banks graced the stage, and he even brought Parlay. Banks, a native of Atlanta, Ga., rose to fame after becoming a prominent star on the now inactive app Vine. He took all of us down memory lane as he joked about getting whooped as a child. He also talked about what sex is like from the male perspective giving all of the men in the audience a good laugh, while also putting the women up on game. Banks regularly posts on his social media, and is also currently on a comedy tour.

Last, but certainly not least, Darren Brand born in Southern Pines, North Carolina, was the headliner. Brand centered his comedy around childhood and relationships trauma. Brand ventured 80 miles north of his hometown to attend North Carolina A&T State University where he quickly established himself as the ‘funny man on campus’. His career in stand-up began during college when he nationally recognized live improv tour, with his comedic comrades: Anthony Bean (Chico Bean), Brian McLaughlin (BDaht) and DeMar Rankin, Sr. (OsamaBinDrankin).

The comedy show was such a success this year. Students are already anticipating the comedy show during spring fest. 

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