Voting for the University Program Board 2015 Spring Comedian event is currently underway. Students can choose from six comedians and are able to vote for multiple individuals.
The choices are: Demetri Martin, Bo Burnham, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, Bill Cosby and Nick Offerman.
Martin, an American comedian, is best known for his standup comedy. He has been seen on “The Daily Show” and his own Comedy Central Show, “Important Things with Demetri Martin.”
The next candidate, Burnham is not only an American comedian but a singer-songwriter. He is known for his comedic and satirical songs, becoming famous through his YouTube channel; now he has his comedic tracks and albums.
The next choice, Sykes, is an American actress and comedian. She is known for her work on various television shows such as “The Chris Rock Show,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and her own show, “The Wanda Sykes Show.”
The next comedian, Iglesias, is an American comedian that is commonly known as Fluffy. His work is portrayed through his shows such as “I’m Not Fat… I’m Fluffy” and “Hot & Fluffy,” his movies and his standup acts.
Cosby is a controversial choice, given his recent involvement with several sexual harassment cases. However, his time as an American comedian, actor and musician makes him one of the most famous comedians on this list, with involvement in award-winning shows, movies and albums.
Finally, Offerman is an American actor that is best known for his role as Ron Swanson on the show “Parks and Recreation.” Fans of the show know of his comedic skills and humor.
The results of the poll will help UPB determine which comedian they should bring to campus. Kya Sherman, the director of public relationships for UPB, encourages everyone to vote for the comedian.
“UPB really values students’ input into planning our events so we try to reach out to the student body as much as possible for feedback, opinions, and ideas,” she said.
Voting ends at 5 p.m. on Nov. 9. Visit the UPB orgsync page to give your input.