Comedian coming to campus

Cassie Riley

Students are in store for a good laugh Thursday night. Comedian Jim Breuer is coming to Western.

Breuer, a former Saturday Night Live comedian and star of the comedy “Half Baked,” will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Downing University Center Theatre.

The Campus Activities Board is paying $20,000 to bring Breuer to campus.

CAB lecture chair Jason Seay has been a fan of Breuer since “Half Baked” came out in 1998. He helped arrange Breuer’s visit.

Seay said Breuer’s act should last at least one hour and will include a stand-up act and a possible “story” or two.

“We want someone that has lots of appeal, and I think he has it,” Seay said.

CAB Chair John Bradley is expecting the event have a large turnout. CAB had to get as large a venue as they could find for the show, he said.

Since the theatre has a maximum capacity of 800 students, Bradley recommended that those who want to see Breuer arrive early.

Seay said CAB hopes to bring in Dave Chappelle, another star of “Half Baked,” next semester.

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