N.C. A&T SUAB Hosts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Show 

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Pictured from Left to Right: Cam Rivers, Burpie, David Robinson

Gabrielle Heyward, Contributor

Laughter filled the auditorium of The General Classroom Building as students who had a negative COVID-19 PCR test or vaccines with booster shots gathered for the first in-person event of the semester. 

The Laugh Out Loud comedy show was hosted by the Student University Activities Board (SUAB) and showcased three Aggie comedians.

David Robinson, a senior journalism student, opened the Laugh Out Loud comedy show with a few jokes about his school career. He has always been a fan of comedy and would often open for his high school band’s concerts. 

“When I came to A&T, I started taking [comedy] more seriously. Also, [I started] doing shows in the local Greensboro scene,” Robinson said. 

As a child, he told his parents of his comedic dreams, although they were skeptical, they became more receptive.

“Once I showed [them] that I was serious about it and got more involved [by] doing more shows, they started to respect [it] a little more but were still like, you need a stable job and health insurance,” Robinson said.

Senior journalism student Cam Rivers followed after Robinson where his stand-up focused on jokes regarding his appearance. 

“I think the first time I saw somebody do stand up, it was Sinbad. It was like this old DVD, and at the time, I didn’t understand what stand-up comedy was, and my mind was blown. Like, how is this dude making everybody laugh, and how do I become that?” Rivers said. 

Rivers continues to practice his comedy skills and hosts, produces and edits a comedy roast battle show called “The Roast Room.” The show is held virtually on Zoom with a cast of seven people. 

Concluding the show, former Aggie, radio personality and “Wild ‘N Out” comedian Burpie had the crowd roaring with laughter as he told stories of how the pandemic affected him and his three daughters. 

In his performance, the comedian involved the audience in a Wild-N-Out classic game, “Kick ‘Em out the Classroom.” The game focuses on two teams freestyling back and forth. If a member makes a mistake while performing their line in the song, they are kicked out of the classroom. 

“The comedy show was great and I enjoyed how the comedians engaged themselves with the crowd,” freshman marketing student Kyla Boatwright said. “I laughed a lot through the show and would definitely attend more.” 

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