It’s a commonly used saying that laughter is the best medicine. At Eastern Michigan University, students were able to put it to the test at Comedy night hosted by Campus Life, with their normal Thursday night events. The nigth was full of laughter, food, and friends. The event took place on Jan. 25 in the Student Center.
There was a line of students crowded around the door of room 300, waiting for it to hit 9 p.m. When they opened, everyone crowded inside, scoping out the perfect seat to see the stage. Students chatted with friends, grabbed some food, and then hurried back to their chairs before the show started.
The show opened with comedian D-Wade, who got the crowd hyped up, then checked to make sure everyone would be able to handle his set routine by throwing out a few swear words and waiting for a response. The students began laughing right away.
“I’m tired of going on first dates!” D-Wade opened with, earning the first laughs relatively quickly.
While relating back to some serious topics, D-Wade kept things light and entertaining with his stories and jokes.
After a quick intermission, the main act, Detroit native Mike Stanley, took the stage.
Stanley moved around the stage, telling jokes about otherwise serious topics as well as fun random topics. From the United States President, to the recent trend of Tide Pod eating, it seemed that everything Stanley would say, earned a roar of laughter from the crowd.
In addition to jokes revolving on worldly events, Stanley also connected with students in the audience. With words to one couple who met on Tinder, and another group of girls about partying, Stanley had a way of connecting with everyone and making the whole crowd feel welcome at his show.
Comedy Night is one of many events put on by Campus Life at EMU.
“We look up local comedians in the Ann Arbor area and try and find someone who will be a good match for them [the audience],” Campus Life employee and Eastern Michigan University senior, Jaycie Sabala, said.
Comedy night is one of the more popular events, bringing in anywhere from 80 to 100 attendees. It is an easy way to get people involved on campus. The event is also open to the public.
Campus Life is always hosting events which can always be found on their Facebook page. Students are able to quickly access information regarding different programs being put on and to find one that they think would be entertaining.
This Comedy Night proved successful in that laughter may just be the best medicine.