4. Sam Grittner, Shaina Rubin, Mike Grinspan, SMIRK, Taco Knight, and Alex Weinberg will be performing
Alright, some of these dudes I know (Shaina, Alex, Mike), and some I don't (um, the rest of them), but the ones I know are funny peeps, and I trust that the ones I don't know will be hilarious. Sorry if I am giving these people short shrift, but I am lazy and want this to be a short list.
3. Justin Grace and Mike Pullan (the titular Calgary Whalers) will be hosting
First, I gotta give mad props to a couple guys that have invited me to perform at their show for the first time without having seen my stand-up, and then inviting me back twice. Thanks a lot, bros. Second, these dudes are funny, have a great double-act dynamic onstage, and are MTV stars to boot. They will tie everything together in addition to making you laugh, so come see their show.
2. Fruit Paunch will be performing
The members of Columbia's improv troupe--Fruit Paunch--are across the board pretty close friends of mine, and one of them may even be my girlfriend (that's probably just a rumor though). So an accusation of bias would be warranted, but I truly believe that they are one of the most consistent, funny, and intelligent improv groups I have ever seen, and definitely the best of all of those for any college improv group. So if you like good improv, come for Paunch. Bonus: Peter, though now graduated, is a former Fruit Paunch member.
1. I, Rob Trump, will be performing stand-up comedy
YES THIS IS HOW THESE END OKAY WITH LOTS OF SELF-IMPORTANCE. First off, thanks for coming to see me one or two times if you've done it already. My performance today will be about 5-6 out of 10 minutes of new material even if you've seen me both times, and though I'll overlap some stuff you may have seen, I'm not going to double overlap at all (that is, anything I've done twice at a Whalers show now is OFF-LIMITS). That means that if you've only seen me at one of the last two shows, it will be about 8 minutes of new no matter which time you saw me. If you haven't seen me at all yet, you're a bad friend. Or not my friend. You can fix either of those by coming.
Also, this will likely be the last time for a little bit that I perform at a Whalers show, because I'm too busy and write too slowly to produce 5-6 minutes of new material every two weeks, and I'd feel like a dick inviting people to see stuff they've mostly already seen. If you miss me now, you won't be able to see me for...a WHILE. And you WANT to. Because I am FUNNY.