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The Campus (Allegheny College)  - September 17, 2009
 

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by Katie Hess

If you're a fan of television shows poiking fun at pop culture and celebrity, you might recognize Evan Wecksell, the comedian scheduled to perform at Allegheny tomorrow night in a Late Night event sponsored by Theta Chi.

Wecksell, who has appeared on several incarnations of VH1's "I Love the..." series and on celebrity-mocking shows like E!'s "30 Most Outrageous Celebrity Feuds," is a Theta Chi himself, having graduated from Tufts University in Boston.

The brotherly connection led the Greek Life members to bring the funnyman to campus, after he got in touch with them on Facebook, resulting in his 10 p.m. show tomorrow in the Campus Center lobby.

The fraternity tried to arrange a performance last spring, but Wecksell's scheduled performances in the area did not coincide with a good time for a show. His tour is now bringing him to western Pennsylvania to perform at schools in Erie, at Allegheny and, next week, at Westminster College.

Theta Chi President Aric Logsdon, '10, explained why the comedian's college tour experience led the fraternity to bring him to campus.

"His comedy's kind of marketed toward our age group," Logsdon said. "He does a lot of acts at colleges already and he's kind of interactive."

Fellow Theta Chi brother Chris Elnicki, '10, explained Wecksell's comedy routine.

"He does a guitar act, where he pulls people out of the audience and sings a song about them," Elnicki said. "He'll make fun of them and kind of embarrass them a little."

The performance came to fruition with the help of the Late Night program, which funded the show with the requirement that it take place at 10 p.m. or later. Logsdon hopes that the late performance time will lead to a successful show.

"I know it's ten on a Friday and I know a lot of people are out then, but I'm hoping there will be a lot of people at McKinley's or passing through the Campus Center who will stop for a while," Logsdon said. "We'll all be there and we told everyone we know to come, so hopefully it'll be a good turnout."

Elnicki, meanwhile, is just happy that Wecksell is finally able to visit Allegheny.

"He's always seemed very nice and interested in performing here," Elnicki said. "I'm excited to see how it goes."
Comedian and Singer-Songwriter Evan Wecksell's act is a blend of comedy and music that celebrates the college ex


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