SVSU Program Board hosts comedian Caleb Elliott

Stand-up comedian, Caleb Elliott, performs a show hosted by the SVSU program board in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall Thursday night. Vanguard Photogropher | Ryan Pelletier

Program Board offered SVSU students a chance to watch a live comedy show in the Rhea Miller recital hall this past week on Jan 11.

The performance was done by North Carolina native comedian Caleb Elliott, who has been gaining popularity on social media platforms such as TikTok and Facebook for his routines.

Elliott, who has been a comedian since age 15, boasts many great achievements such as his self-written 2020 comedy special “Diary of a Smooth Black Kid” or his 2021 comedy EP “Humorous Interpretation.”

The event, which started at 7 p.m. was free of charge for all students to attend and was intended to offer students a chance to laugh and unwind as they settle in for the new semester.

Jenna Krolak,a sophomore social work major and Program Board’s senior event planner for special events, was largely in charge of preparations for the show.

“We found this comedian at a conference we went to in the fall and were excited to see his show again,” Krolak noted when asked about the planning process. “My favorite part was talking with Caleb before and after the performance because of how funny he is both on and off stage.”

Krolak mentioned how much of a success the event was, being well received by both students and Program Board staff.

“This event is a great way to kick off the semester and get people out of the dorm this week,” she said. “I have not personally done events like this in the past, but I would love to do it again. My favorite event so far was Halloween bash because of how much work I put into it and because I was happy with the end result.”

Program Board is set to continue strong into the new semester. Series events like Coffee House, Valley Night’s Gaming and Pinterest Night have their winter semester debuts later this month.

Also in store for students this semester are singular events such as a Super Bowl watch party and other RSO collaborative efforts.

Program Board welcomes students to attend their general meetings held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Student Life Center programming room if interested in becoming a part of the organization.

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