FAU students put down their books to enjoy the first comedy show of the semester

Students show up at FAU’s first comedy show of the semester to see headliner Lenny Travis

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Headliner, Lenny Travis, making one of many goofy faces during his performance. Tim Murphy | Web Photo Editor

Free shirts are always a good way to get students excited. Tim Murphy | Web Photo Editor

Free shirts are always a good way to get students excited. Tim Murphy | Web Photo Editor

The night of Jan. 22 was one full of laughing, dancing and singing along to tracks like O.T Genasis’s “CoCo” as over 100 Florida Atlantic students sat down to enjoy the first comedy show of the semester.

The late-night show was hosted by comedian R-Jay, who took the stage and set the tone for the night. “I’m not scripted, man, shit just comes to mind.”

The South-Florida native expressed his relief in the recent decrease of the cost of gas. “Gas prices are going down so you can actually date a girl off campus. You can even start dating outside your zip code.”

He easily found something to relate to with the student – money trouble. “I’m not afraid of identity theft. My credit score looks like gas prices – 239.” The crowd laughed and murmured amongst themselves in agreement.

Before leaving the stage, R-Jay called four girls onto the stage to join him in a “walk-a-thon” where he encouraged the students to strut their stuff and show off their dance moves to the song Wobble by V.I.C.

FAU students doing their best “wobble.” Tim Murphy | Web Photo Editor

FAU students doing their best “wobble.” Tim Murphy | Web Photo Editor

After his set, R-Jay welcomed Justin Elliott, who started off his act by admitting that he just got caught cheating on his girlfriend. “It was like dishonesty both ways. I was dishonest by, y’know cheating. She was dishonest because she found out and she didn’t let me know she found out. I thought I was sneaky. Let me know if you know, so I know not to come home.”

Then, Elliott surprised the audience by telling them he just got into graduate school. ” A lot of you guys thought I wasn’t shit until I said that, huh?”

Headliner Lenny Travis, an FAU alum, later graced the stage and began his performance by taking a moment to reevaluate his career. “I play places all over the country. I play Vegas, last week I was on Broadway in New York City, but to be here at FAU off Glades Road and Dixie Highway, you’re looking at the end of a career here, ladies and gentleman.”

Travis concluded his act by reminiscing over his time as an Owl. “Best 10 years of my life. I still can’t wait to graduate.”

Students seemed to enjoy the show, as a fit of laughter could be heard through the halls of the Kaye Auditorium, from start to finish.