Whats Going on Up There?!Penn States Second Floor Comedy Club

Photo posted by Second Floor Stand-Up on Facebook.

Friday nights at Penn Statehave no lack of activities to try out; however, one you may have never heard of is the Second Floor Comedyclub. According to theirwebsite, the club was started ten years agoby Brandon Scott Wolf, and has been providing an abundance of laughs ever since. In order to get a better idea of what the club is all about, VALLEY interviewedKristen Nodell, a member and the host of Second Floors most recent show.

Tweet posted by @KristenNodell on Twitter

Nodell is a junior studying film and music tech.When asked how she got involved in comedy, Nodell repliesthat her older brother inspired her by taking part in comedy while he was in school. She lovescomediansChelsea Peretti,Nate Bargatze, Gary Gulman and John Mulaney, all of whom piqued her interest in stand-up throughout her life.

Nodell is heavily involved in the comedy scene at Penn State, holding positions in the sketch comedy club, improv clubandDerby(an all-womens comedy club).When asked about the most difficult parts of comedy,Nodell says, getting into kind ofadry spell or writer’s block can be frustrating, along with finding time to even write the jokes, but that its made worth it because, as Stephen Colbert says, you cannot laugh and be afraid at the same time. For her, the art of comedy is that its a unique way to share stories and backgrounds.

Photoof Keith Meenanposted by Second Floor Stand-Up on Facebook.

KeithMeenan (another member of Second Floor) chimes in to answer this as well, and laughscomedically, I think the best part is to be able to do things and say things I would never do and all of a sudden be in an environment where I can just act like a maniac, yet, you know, still feel like Im not embarrassing myself.

Nodell encourages everyone to come to comedy club to share what they have to say,as long as its not offensive.They haveopen mic nights every Tuesday at 9 p.m. where you can audition for a show (or even just go to try out new material/watch!) and they put on a comedy show every other Friday at 7 p.m. in the Carnegie Building.

If Penn States typical Friday nights are starting to bore you, drop by Second Floor Comedy club for some new material that will have you rolling on the floor in no time.

Subscribe to Second Floors Youtube Channelhere, and check out club updates available via theirTwitterandFacebook.


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