Comedy duo brings laughs to Marshall

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The Preferred Parking comedy tour amused Marshall University Tuesday to show people how they deal with having Tourette syndrome and a severe stutter as comedians.

The duo, Samuel J. Comroe and Drew Lynch have been friends for five years.

Born with Tourette syndrome, Comroe has had his whole life to deal with it and get used to it. Lynch has only had his stutter for three years.

While playing in a softball game, Lynch was struck with a softball causing him to have a severe stutter. He decided to turn his incident into something that makes others laugh.

Comroe said the duo most appreciates an open-minded audience at its shows.

Marshall student Ariel Turner said she appreciated the vibe of the show.

“I liked how comfortable they made me feel and how open they were with their lives,” Turner said.

Marshall student Jay Hineman said it was not his first time seeing the comedians.

“I was worried how everyone else would react,” Hineman said. “Having seen them before, I was pleasantly surprised by the audience’s reaction.”

The event was located in the Don Morris room of the Memorial Student Center.

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