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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
Fellow Theta Chi brother Chris Elnicki, '10, explained Wecksell's
"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
"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