Stand-up with Adam DeVine

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Adam DeVine is set to come to the Bryce Jordan Center on April 24. Known for his many on-screen appearances including “Workaholics,” “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” and even “Pitch Perfect,” DeVine is sure to make you laugh.

University Park students will be able to see Adam DeVine for free courtesy of SPA. Tickets were made available Friday, March 23 at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium and PSU Downtown Theatre. A Penn State ID is required and there is a limit of two student tickets per ID. Students can also obtain tickets online through Account Manager, however there is a $5 per ticket convenience fee.

He is not only the star of “Workaholics,” but also a co-creator. While he wears many hats in the industry, he is known for his humor and comedy expertise. He will be performing stand-up comedy at the BJC alongside Adam Ray.

Ray is also known for his comedic side, both as an actor and writer. Most recognizable from “The Heat,” starring Melissa McCarthy, Ray plays a local nightclub manager named Hank LeSoire. He maintains a stand-up career, and writes and produces original sketches for his website.

DeVine has been in the background of many on-screen favorites including Andy in the sitcom “Modern Family.” His other roles include the comedies “Neighbors,” “The Intern” and “The Final Girls.” What most people won’t know about him though is how he decided that comedy was where he belonged.

When he was 11 years old, DeVine was walking his bike across a street in Omaha, Nebraska when he was struck by a cement truck. He went into a coma for two weeks before regaining consciousness. It was not guaranteed that he would ever be able to walk again. He had 25 surgeries over several years and was wheelchair-bound for a good portion of it.

He did not let this hold him back. DeVine called into his local radio station and impersonated celebrities to entertain himself and pass the time. Going back to school he experienced bullying and told jokes as a way to deflect attention away from his injuries. This, he said, contributed to how he saw comedy as a way of bringing people together.


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