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HBO, BET comics coming to Austin Peay

October 14, 2003

Comedians from BETs Comic View and HBOs Def Comedy Jam" are coming to the Austin Peay campus.

The comedy show, which includes performances by B Phlat, Steve Brown, Redbone and Joe Clair, begins at 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31 in the Memorial Health Building gymnasium.

Lynne Yarbrough, coordinator of programs and special events, says she based this years selections on student requests and budgeting.
October 14, 2003

Comedians from BET's “Comic View” and HBO's “Def Comedy Jam" are coming to the Austin Peay campus.

The comedy show, which includes performances by B Phlat, Steve Brown, Redbone and Joe Clair, begins at 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31 in the Memorial Health Building gymnasium.

Lynne Yarbrough, coordinator of programs and special events, says she based this year's selections on student requests and budgeting.

“These high-caliber performers are the comedians students requested,” says Yarbrough, who notes that last year's show filled roughly 550 seats.

A two-year host and headliner for the RJE Urban Comedy Cabaret Tour, B Phlat has been featured on numerous television shows, including “Showtime at the Apollo” and four seasons of BET's “Comic View.” She also has hosted such celebrity events as the FUBU International Okwaku Festival in Amsterdam.

Steve Brown, who began performing at Stillman College, keeps college audiences across America rolling with his high-pitched voice and unpredictable physical comedy.

Comedian and actor Mike “Redbone” Alcott brands his work as “colorblind comedy,” aiming to send people of all races, colors and creeds away with smiles. Quick-witted and unpredictable, his achievements include headlining for the RJE Urban Comedy Cabaret Tour and a role in the upcoming motion picture “Cracker Jack.”

Joe Clair's television and film achievements include BET's “Comic View,” HBO's “Def Comedy Jam” and the motion picture “High Frequency.” He also has been featured at such premier comedy clubs as Improv and Uptown Comedy Corner.

The cost of admission is $10 for APSU students and $20 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at Morgan University Center's information desk.

Performances could contain mature content inappropriate for people younger than 18.
Terry Stringer