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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Comedy Showcase Featured
Feb. 15 at UW-Eau Claire 

MAILED: Feb. 6, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The streetwise wit of Michael jr. and the improvisational antics of ComedySportz will be presented on the Winter Carnival Comedy Showcase Friday, Feb. 15, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
         Doors will open at 9 p.m. for the show in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.
         ComedySportz is a fast-paced comedy competition complete with referee, points and penalties. Two teams of comedians improvise a series of comedy sketches based on audience suggestions - and the audience determines the victors.
         An admitted people-watcher, Michael jr. thanks Hollywood for giving him his start in comedy. One night, while watching a movie in a crowded theater where the film suddenly broke, he acted on a dare to tell a few jokes and entertain the audience. When the house lights came up he walked in front of the blank screen and discovered a new career. The comedian has brought his laid-back style and unique perspective on everyday life to audiences from New York to San Francisco.
         Tickets are $5 ($3 for UW-Eau Claire students) at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, and will be sold at the door.
         Patrons may charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 - or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
         The show is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: Feb. 6, 2002