Letter to the Editor: CUP plans campus concerts, comedy shows

‘ As we sink into the new semester, students once again are able to enjoy programming on campus. The Council for University Programs (CUP) has several events planned for the coming weeks to keep students busy after class and co-op. After last month’s afterHOURS concert headlined by A Loss For Words, we plan to bring a wide variety of speakers, comedians, concerts and other interactive events throughout the upcoming months.
First, CUP will present the Free Comedy Show Monday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in afterHOURS. After its successful premiere last summer, the free comedy show returns next week. Six hilarious local comedians will perform on campus before they turn into future Chris Rocks and Dane Cooks. Local comedian Mehan will host as Rick Canavan, Gary Peterson, Jono Zalay, Bethany Van Delft and Brian Moote perform. The show will last until 9:30 p.m.
Beyond being hysterically funny, these six performers are unabashedly shameless. Whether Mehan is mocking his culture and weight or Canavan is embarrassing himself by telling inappropriate jokes to the wrong crowd, you can be sure that these comedians are putting it all on the table. Zalay is proud to kill rats via cocaine overdose and Moote will rip apart anyone he wants from Britney Spears to Sarah Palin.
You definitely don’t want to miss these six Boston-based comedians. As they sit on the brink of becoming stars, you may never get the chance to see all of them together in a venue like afterHOURS. Don’t miss it.
One night later, we will switch gears to a more informative program. On Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Curry Student Center (CSC) Ballroom, CUP presents Eye to Eye with Provost Stephen Director. Here, students can meet the provost, learn what he does and participate in an open Q&A session.
The provost is one of the most influential figures on campus. Questions regarding required classes, co-op and summer classes are welcome. Taking summer classes at other universities, the rumored cut to the co-op program and myNEU portal problems are just a few of the controversial issues that can be answered and settled by the provost.
Throughout the rest of the semester, CUP will present several more concerts, lectures and comedians, including several events between Sex Week and Springfest. Any suggestions for CUP events can be e-mailed to [email protected]
Weekly general meetings are held Wednesdays in 444 CSC at 6:30 p.m. when we discuss upcoming events, marketing strategies and future community service projects. Committee meetings for marketing, showcases, lectures, concerts, Springfest and the Springfest concert are held throughout the week. Visit www.cup.neu.edu for more information and be sure to catch the Free Comedy Show and Eye to Eye next week.

‘- Eric Frankenberg is the
CUP chair of Springfest.

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