Jimmy Ray Stagg
Laughter erupted from Toquet Hall on Friday, May 9 as five Staples students entertained the crowd with some stand-up comedy. The lineup consisted of Nick Ribolla ’16, Claire Smith ’15, Nick Wingate ’14, Gabi Titlebaum ’15, and Josh Popkin ’14.
Students and friends filled the seats and couches in this downtown venue from 8-9 pm. For Titlebaum, this was a first-timer on the stage. Others, like Popkin, are old pros. “I did stand up twice earlier this year and wanted to do it another time with other kids from staples. So I asked the funniest kids I know and they all agreed to take 10 minutes of stage time,” he said.
Each comedian did their own thing with the time they had. Topics ranged from porn, to weird gas station purchases, to bar mitzvahs. It didn’t matter the subject, the sold-out venue was loud with laughter through the hour.
The variety kept the audience entertained. “It was cool to see different people go and hear the different stories,” said Rachel Beck ’15.
“I wasn’t really sure going in and I was going more to support some friends but it was also hilarious,” said Jake Reiner ’14.
For those who missed it or who are hoping for an encore, there is hope. “While Nick (Wingate) and I will be gone next year, I’m sure the others will be back with an even funnier show,” said Popkin.