Wecksell’s one-man show connects audience

CAB hosted comedian Evan Wecksell in Morgan Auditorium Thursday, Nov. 18. Wecksell invited freshman Jason Souriolle to act as a roommate who is constantly on the computer, and listening to KISS as Wecksell sang about the character. Wecksell also sang about what it is like to be a student at the University of La Verne and took ideas from the audience for the final song. / photo by Megan Peralez
CAB hosted comedian Evan Wecksell in Morgan Auditorium Thursday, Nov. 18. Wecksell invited freshman Jason Souriolle to act as a roommate who is constantly on the computer, and listening to KISS as Wecksell sang about the character. Wecksell also sang about what it is like to be a student at the University of La Verne and took ideas from the audience for the final song. / photo by Megan Peralez

Yaya Pineda
Staff Writer

Laughter and occasional awkward silence filled the Morgan Auditorium Nov. 20 as CAB presented a comedy concert night with a one-man show of Evan Wecksell.

He played his guitar and sang his comedic routine. An interesting turn of events occurred during a mad lib rendition of Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are.”

Wecksell asked the audience for adjectives, nouns, verbs, body parts and two girls’ names. Being a college campus, many words were inappropriate.

“Taylor your uterus is sexy, just the way you are,” Wecksell sang. “This is why I love doing college shows.”

The vulgar words would make an older generation uncomfortable but had the students laughing. The final result had senior philosophy major Salinger Morales squirming uncomfortably in his seat.

“I didn’t think it was that funny,” said Morales. “But that’s just me.”

It was a rather intimate show with an audience of 26 students, six of which participated.

Wecksell sang a song that consisted of his favorite stories from FML.com, a site where people post horrible or embarrassing stories anonymously. After singing his favorites, Wecksell asked the audience for their best FMLs. The winner was about a girl who farted while doing sit ups in her fitness for life class. It seemed that those who participated found the show more entertaining than spectators.

Senior music major Lexii Meehan, who volunteered, was very pumped after a risqué choreography­ to Britney Spears’ “Oops I Did It Again.”

“I don’t know where it came from but it just came to me, I had a good time though,” Meehan said.

“It was definitely an interesting show,” said senior English major Jessica Loomer. “I thought it was pretty funny.”

Evan closed the show with the audience members dancing the Harlem Shake and doing different dance motions. The small attendance did not stop the enjoyment of the show. The intimacy allowed for easier audience participation.

Yaya Pineda can be reached at yareiry.pineda@laverne.edu.

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