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Yellowjacket weekend brings Michael Ian Black to Rochester

September 4, 2014

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, Strong Auditorium, University of Rochester’s River Campus.

WHAT: The University of Rochester will be bringing comedians Ron Funches, Nick Vatterott, and Michael Ian Black to perform this weekend for students and the Rochester community. Yellowjacket Weekend celebrates the start of the academic year. The weekend includes a student activities fair, live music, fun foods, movies, giveaways, carnival games and rides, athletic competitions, and the featured comedians.

The community is welcome to participate in the carnival on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on Wilson Quad.

ABOUT: Michael Ian Black is an actor and a comedian who regularly tours the country performing standup. He has been featured on numerous television shows including The State and VH1’s I Love The… series. Black has also held multiple roles in films, both behind and in front of the camera. He directed and co-wrote the comedy films Run Fatboy Run and Wedding Daze, and has appeared in the films This Is 40 and Wet Hot American Summer.

Black has also written several novels, for both adults and children. His memoir You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex and Other Humiliations is currently in development for a television series. Black writes book reviews for The New York Times, and he is working on three upcoming novels.

Ron Funches is a comedian who has performed on TBS’s Conan O’Brien Show and is currently featured on NBC’s new sitcom Undateable. Nick Vaterott has toured with Chicago’s famous Second City comedy troupe and has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

TICKETS: Tickets are $7 for University of Rochester undergrads (with I.D.), $10 for graduate students, faculty, and staff, and $15 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons or online at

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call the Common Connection at 585-275-5911.

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