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Student activities council brings diversity to Southeast through a comedy show

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Comedian Ty Barnett performs stand-up at his show on Sept. 28. Photo
Photo by Madison Little ~ Arrow Reporter

Comedian Ty Barnett brought laughter and broader diversity to a Student Activities Council (SAC) event on Sept. 28 in the UC with his stand-up set.

The Chicago native started his comedic ventures in Seattle at an underground comedy club. Since then, his platform has grown larger. Barnett was a contestant for ‘Last Comic Standing’ on NBC, and he also had a guest appearance on the “Jay Leno Show.”

Some topics mentioned in Barnett’s comedy routine were politics and dating. He also made encouraging remarks to the audience.

“You guys are the generation that’s going to make a difference,” Barnett said.

Senior Bennett Hendrix III expressed how much he enjoyed Barnett’s stand-up routine.

“I thought he was hilarious,” Hendrix said. “I’ve been to many of these events and he’s probably in the top three. I like to laugh, and I like to have fun, so I’d like to show my appreciation towards what SAC’s doing because it’s for us.”

SAC’s arts and entertainment coordinator Jada Goodman said Barnett was chosen out of a group of comedians presented to SAC members.

“What we do in SAC is we have to pick a couple of artists and we have to see who’s the funniest to us,” Goodman said. “I picked a couple of artists, but they weren’t funny to us, but Ty really stood out to us and he was really funny.”

Goodman said that she wanted to bring more diversity to SAC to make sure that the organization caters to the entire student body.

Audience members at comedian Ty Barnett's stand-up show on Sept. 28, presented by the Student Activities Council.
Photo by Madison Little

“I wanted to bring a more diverse artist to campus this year to make sure that we remain well rounded,” Goodman said.

The next SAC event will be the Homecoming talent show Oct. 9.