CAGB Comedy Series

Fall 2015 Schedule

CAGB Comedy

CAB Lobby
Happy Hour
Begins at 5:30 pm

Comedy Performance
at 6:15 pm
Admission: $5.00

Wings, Pizza, Nachos,
Beer and Wine
Available for Purchase -
Soda and Popcorn FREE!

I.D. Required to Purchase

Open to all Members of
the Upstate Medical
University Community,
Families and Friends

Entertainment is
Inappropriate for Children
Under 18 Years of Age

For information on
all programs, contact the
Office of Campus Activities
at 315 464-5618
or by e-mail at:

Sammy Obeid
Friday, September 11

Lebanese-American Sammy Obeid wields his UC Berkeley double major in Business and Mathematics to bring laughter to the nation. Recently appearing on TBS’s Conan and NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Sammy has worked with Russell Peters, Louis CK and more.  He is also the first comedian to perform on the Food Network and recently set a world record performing comedy 1,001 nights in a row. 

Taylor Tomlinson
Friday, October 16

Taylor Tomlinson grew up in the suburbs of Southern California, the oldest of four daughters in a strict, religious household, she learned early on to combat her repression with humor.  Her self-deprecating charm and conversational wit have made her a favorite among audiences young and old. She was a finalist in the San Diego Comedy Festival, winner of the Flappers College Comedy Competition, and recently awarded third in San Diego’s Funniest Person Contest.

Chris James
Friday, November 13

Chris James is a British-American comedian making his mark in Hollywood today.  He not only conquered standup in the UK comedy scene, but owned the South African comedy scene, as well, before coming to the States.  You have seen this former model on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and most recently, you have seen him on VH1’s Single Ladies.  He has performed at over 50 colleges in just the last two years and when he’s not performing at colleges, you can now find him performing all over Los Angeles and New York at the hottest comedy clubs.

Ben Seidman
Friday, December 4

Ben Seidman co-stars in Magic Outlaws on Travel Channel and appeared on Fool Us with Penn & Teller on the CW network.  Seidman was the Resident Magician at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas following three seasons creating magic for Criss Angel - Mindfreak on A&E. Ben won 2015 Best Small Venue Performer (campus activity magazine) and 2014 Entertainer of the Year (Princess Cruises).  He is Johnny Knoxville’s personal magic teacher and has performed for Robin Williams, Zedd, Christina Hendricks, Stephen Merchant and Carrot Top. Ben is one of the most in demand and highly reviewed young magicians working today.  “College shows are my favorite, but don’t tell my other audiences.”