Musical comedian returns to Edison

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Evan Wecksell

PIQUA — Edison State Community College will bring comedian and singer-songwriter Evan Wecksell to the Piqua campus on Thursday, Oct. 20, at noon in the cafeteria. The free performance is open to the community.

Often compared to comedic stars Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch, Wecksell’s act is a blend of comedy and music that celebrates the college experience, endorses Internet addiction, and lampoons bad music. He has been noted as one of the funniest and most energetic performers to emerge from New York’s comedy clubs and musical venues.

Wecksell, who has made a series of appearances on TBS’

“Conan,” was named a “Hot Comedy Act” by Campus Activities Magazine and has been heard on radio stations across the globe. He also is recognizable from his appearances on such pop-culture shows as VH1’s “I Love the 80s” and E! Television’s “30 Most Outrageous Celebrity Feuds” and others.

To complement his onscreen appearances, Wecksell has also performed his routines behind the camera. As an audience warm-up, he has loosened up audiences for Adam Carolla’s “The Car Show” and “Jim Rome on Showtime.”

In the summer of 2014, he got a huge publicity jolt when a Youtube video featuring him and his toddler son, Beckett, went viral. In the video, Beckett named the theme music of 20 World Wrestling Entertainment superstars in two minutes.

Receiving nearly 300,000 views in its first week, including endorsements from WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and his daughter Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, the video was the subject of articles in publications including USA Today, The Washington Post, and Sports Illustrated. WWE was so enamored with the video that the following week, Wecksell and Beckett filmed a second video at WWE Headquarters, which would went viral.

The comedian recently debuted his podcast, “Socially Awkward with Evan Wecksell,” and continues to tour nationally.

Seating for the Edison performance is limited. Those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early to reserve a seat. For more information about the event, contact Nate Cole at [email protected] or call (937) 381-1555.

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