‘Wild ‘n Out’ comedians visit campus’

May 1, 2017
“This is a white school, right?” stand-up comedian Emmanuel Hudson asked, addressing a crowd of over 100 MSU students.Promising a night of laughter and fun, Hudson opened the show with jokes about race, sex and what it means to be petty.
The comedian got started on YouTube. His popular video “Questions” went viral in 2012. His comedy style focuses on whatever makes people laugh, which he said isn’t always easy.
Hudson spoke to students in the audience. After a student revealed that his name is Hunter, Hudson said his name was stereotypical. Hudson proceeded to guess the student’s name next to Hunter based on the student’s race, and he got it right: Conner.The Wild ‘N Out tour has been visiting colleges and universities for the past two years.“Before you could only see it on TV; it was never a tour, but we found that people really enjoy us doing the comedy and playing the games,” Rip Micheals, stand-up comedian, said.Micheals always wanted to be on the show having worked with creator Nick Cannon before. His name is an anagram for how his comedy career began.“I first found out I was funny by making my mom laugh at her mom’s funeral,” Micheals said. “My comedy is to try to take away what somebody has going on and make them forget about it for a little bit.”During his stand-up performance, Micheals ironically and dramatically punched the mic stand on stage while mocking musical artists Chris Brown and Rihanna’s domestic-violence dispute in 2009.Student volunteers played two games from the TV show with the cast.“I liked how they gave people in the crowd a chance to go up on stage and tell a few jokes of their own,” Kaylyn Starks, sophomore psychology major said.Hudson called a member of the audience to the stage. As she walked, he repeatedly called her “tennis-ball head” and pretended to play the sport down the stairs.The “Family Reunion” game is a rhyming joke to the song where cast and students introduce members of their “family” and end with a pun. The other game, “Let Me Holla,” is when someone uses funny pickup lines to get women.The third act, comedian Jacob Williams, who has been with Wild ‘N Out for five seasons, said he markets himself as awkward, uncomfortable and caucasian.“I just found out my blood type was khaki,” Williams joked at the show.He said most of his material comes from his real life.“College audiences are some of my favorite because I feel like a lot of times they (are) very open-minded and have receptiveness to comedy,” Williams said.
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