Comedian Feeds Off NDSU Crowd’s Energy
Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014 09:02
“You ever poop so bad you have to shower after?”
It’s an awkward yet effective opening joke; Comedian Eric O’Shea (YouTube star known for his Creative Emmy’s performance “Songs for Commercials”) brought unique and quirky comedy on Tuesday, Jan. 21, to NDSU’s Memorial Union.
With about 200 students watching in the Great Plains Ballroom, the event organized by Campus Attractions staff members turned out to be a great success.
A lot of the hour-long stand-up performance featured the comedian feeding off and returning the crowd’s energy. From lightly making fun of some of the audience members, to making improvements based on their responses to some of his jokes, it felt like more of a conversation than a routine.
He also asked the students attending “Have you ever...” and “You know when...” questions that they could relate to, which added to the humor. He supplemented this interactive style by bringing witty punch lines and goofy humor.
O’Shea covered many topics, such as the lack of strictness among parents, road kill and late-night TV. He also poked fun at the cold area that is Fargo and the lack of entertainment options in the region.
His best trait was using his unique style of delivery and perspective to create jokes that connected with a lot of the audience. Simple and not over the top, his energy gave the crowd a chill vibe while also keeping them entertained and constantly on their toes.
Before the comedian left, he gave a live performance of his famous bit “Songs for Commercials.” O’Shea gave NDSU a great, high-quality show that most students may not have expected. O’Shea gave a great performance and continues on his nationwide college tour.