PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth State University Silver Series will present comedian Ted Alexandro at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, during Homecoming and Family Weekend.
Time Out NY called Alexandro “One of the funniest comedians working today.” He opened for Louis C.K. at Carnegie Hall and has performed extensively on television, including shows such as David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson and The View. Alexandro has also had two half-hour specials on Comedy Central. Louis has called him “Probably my favorite comedian working today.”
Alexandro was an elementary school teacher for five years before moving into comedy full time, and commented in an interview in Splitsider that he thinks there is a lot of overlap in these two jobs in terms of preparation, and the concentration that public speaking requires. But there was a “right time” to make the move … when he had a manager and was getting paid to perform on the road… that was more than 15 years ago.
He has performed internationally in Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Jakarta, England, Holland, Israel, South Africa and Qatar). A longtime activist, Alexandro has also been very active in the Occupy Wall Street movement and was a founder of Occupy Astoria Long Island City.
Town & Village says Ted Alexandro “is a gentleman comedian who appreciates the power of pauses and silence in comic performance. Our laughter comes from the contrast between his composed demeanor and the radical nature of his humor.”
Tickets for Ted Alexandro in the Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center are $25-$20 for adults, $23-18 for seniors and $20-15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office. Call 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu. This performance may contain adult language and themes.
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