Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The History of Humor U - Chapter 2

So the BYU student that started Humor U was Tanner Kay. He chartered a new student club on campus and decided to call it Humor U. He had two friends at BYU who he had seen do stand-up comedy before and so he asked them to join his club. They did. One was a seminary teacher, the other was a Muslim from Gaza (yes, he was a BYU student). Tanner made some super dorky fliers with clip art and distributed them on campus. Amazingly, fifty people showed up and paid two whole dollars to get into the show. Tanner was the very first Humor U act and performer ever. The show netted $13 after expenses, which must have been a lucky number. Because 100 people came to the next show, and the one after that sold out. Ever since then Humor U has been adding more and more shows in larger and larger venues and selling out all along the way. Humor U has been an explosive roller coaster ride of success. Humor U attracted the funniest students at BYU who are brilliant comedy writers and performers. Over two dozen comedians make up the cast and they win recognition and notoriety more and more all the time. Everyone at BYU hasn't noticed yet, but now the world has. With tens of thousands of YouTube hits from around the world, Humor U just keeps growing and growing. We hope you can make it to the next show or see us online at our YouTube channel.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Humor U Diversity

People always comment on how diverse Humor U is. They ask us if we have quotas. The truth is we don't. We're just accidentally diverse. Humor U attracts all kinds of funny BYU students from very diverse backgrounds. By percentage, Humor U is the most diverse organization at BYU. We pride ourselves in having two black students, a Mexican, a Brazilian, a white guy w/ a Mexican name, an Asian, a Jew, and a Muslim. How does that help our writing? You wouldn't believe. Sometimes our writing meetings turn into the model UN. We don't go recruiting minorities, they just find us. I guess Caucasian people just aren't as funny, but we have plenty of them too.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Stephen Jones - New Spice video

Check out Stephen Jones' HUGE viral video. Click here. Stephen Jones is a stand-up comedian in Humor U, BYU Stand-up Comedy.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The History of Humor U

Chapter 1
In the summer of 2006, one particular BYU graduate student was suffering from extreme boredom. He was so desperate for something to do that he dreamed up a crazy idea of starting a stand-up comedy club at BYU. This was impossible. The BYU administration would never let that happen. Stand-up comedy is all dirty and there is no way that BYU with it's overly sanitized performance groups that squeaked when they smiled, would ever allow a supposed art form of filth and sleaze on campus. But this crazed student wasn't deterred by the threatening obstacle of bureaucracy and suffocating tradition. Instead he march right into the offices at BYU and announced his intentions - comforted by the boredom that had been numbing his mind all year. (more to come)

Bryson Kearl - "Party Mascots"

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