Plymouth, N.H.— The Silver Series of performing artists will host writer and noted improvisational comedian Wyatt Cenac for a single appearance in the Hanaway Theatre at Plymouth State University at 8:30 p.m. Sat. October 2.
Cenac spent three seasons as a writer for Fox Television’s animated show, King of the Hill, and performed stand-up comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Improv Olympic before landing his current gig as a writer and correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
His work on The Daily Show has earned him an Emmy and listing by Variety Magazine as one of the top 10 comics to watch. His droll sense of humor and deadpan delivery make this stand-up comedian one of the hottest on the comedy circuit today.
In October 2009 Cenac worked with rapper “Slim Thug” on the music video, Still a Boss, a parody of how the recession is affecting the rap community. He also appeared in the lead role in the Indie movie, Medicine for Melancholy, a race-relations drama that was released in 2008 and was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards.
Adam Lowitt, an Emmy Award-winning supervising producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will open for Cenac. Lowitt has been a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” and regularly opens for comedians including Rob Riggle, Larry Wilmore and Demetri Martin in addition to Cenac.
Tickets for Wyatt Cenac’s PSU appearance are $30-20 for adults, $28-18 for seniors and $25-15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.
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