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Kat Comedy Showcase To Feature Adam Devine, Brent Morin

Aug. 3, 2018
SHSU Media Contact: Hannah Haney


Sam Houston State University’s division of Student Affairs will host actors and stand-up comedians, Adam Devine and Brent Morin, on Aug. 20 in the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum as part of the Eighth Annual Kat Comedy Showcase.

The event promises an exciting night of laughter and will offer comic-relief to students before the start of the fall semester.

Tickets are free for SHSU students, faculty, and staff beginning Aug. 6 and will be available by phone at 936.294.3021 or at the Johnson Coliseum Box Office No. 2 from noon to 6 p.m. Each person can receive up to two free tickets for this event with an active BearkatOne card. Tickets are $20 for the public. The Coliseum doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m. 

“This is the premiere event happening on campus that Monday evening and we hope to see thousands of students in attendance,” Steven Begnaud, assistant director for Traditions and Special Events said.

BrentPromoS1Brent Morin, a Los Angeles based comedian, actor and writer, will take the stage first. He is best known for his role as Justin Kearney in the NBC sitcom “Updateable.” Morin’s half-hour special can be seen on season two of Netflix’s “The Stand-Ups” and his one-hour special, “I’m Brent Morin” is also currently streaming on Netflix. In 2013, he was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch.” He has also appeared on “Chelsea Lately,” “Conan,” “Comedy Central,” “Brooklyn 99,” “The McCarthy’s” and “Ground Floor.” Morin recently starred in David Haskell’s feature, “The Outdoorsman” which made its world premiere at the 2017 Austin Film Festival. 

AdamPromoSquare2Adam Devine is best known as a co-creator, writer, and star of the hit Comedy Central show, “Workaholics” for which he was named one of THR’s Top 50 Showrunners and one of Variety’s 2013 Ten Comics to Watch.  In addition, he can be seen on Comedy Central’s, “Adam Devine’s House Party,” as well as the recurring, Andy, on the award-winning hit ABC series, “Modern Family.” He can also be seen in the Fox feature, “Why Him?” starring James Franco and Bryan Cranston and is opposite Zac Efron in the Fox feature, “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.” Devine also appeared opposite Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in the Warner Brothers feature “The Intern” directed by Nancy Meyers. In 2015, he reprised his role as Bumper in the sequel Pitch Perfect 2 for Universal and starred opposite Taissa Farmiga and Malin Akerman in Sony’s, “The Final Girls” directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.The actor and comedian most recently starred in “Game Over, Man!” a 2018 action comedy film directed by Kyle Newacheck, written by Anders Holm, and stars Devine, Holm, and Blake Anderson, all of whom previously collaborated on the sitcom "Workaholics."

“The committee is excited to bring Adam Devine,” Begnaud said. “He brings an electric energy to his shows and caters really well to college students. Brent is one of Adam’s opening acts. They already have chemistry working together which makes for an even better show.”

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