Bemidji State University’s Campus Activities Board will welcome comedian Eric O’Shea to campus on Feb. 4 to perform a show in the Beaux Arts Ballroom from 8-10 p.m.
Eric O’Shea has been a comedian for over 25 years. He attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where we majored in sports broadcasting.
After college, O’Shea started showing interest in stand-up comedy. He spent time doing both paid and unpaid shows, until an open mic night at New York City’s Caroline’s Comedy Club, lead him to a holding deal with the ABC Network. Once this deal ended, he began performing comedy shows at colleges and universities around the nation.
O’Shea has continued to perform on campuses for the past 13 years. He won the “2007 National College Comedian of the Year,” voted for by over 5,000 campuses nationwide. On average, he visits over 70 schools a year while also performing at corporate shows, festivals and theaters.
In 2009, O’Shea was invited to perform his show “Commercials” at the 2009 Creative Emmy Awards. He had the opportunity to perform with Carol Burnett, Betty White, Seth MacFarlane, Ted Danson and Jamie Lynn Siegler.
- Nina Johnson, director of Hobson Memorial Union; email@example.com, (218) 755-3766
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