Jessica Kirson to perform comedy show

Comedian Jessica Kirson will perform for Marshall students as part of the Campus Activities Board’s “Women of Comedy” series.

On her personal website, Kirson describes her comedy style as “unique.” Kirson’s site said her “captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere.”

Before performing at Marshall, Kirson had appeared on popular talk shows such as “Late Night with Jay Leno,” “The View” and “The Dr. Oz Show.”

Kirson has also participated in reality TV shows, including NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and “Celebrity Apprentice.” In 2009, she received the “Best Female Comic” award by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs.

Marshall junior, Morgan Foos said she is excited to go to the show.

“I really enjoy going to comedy events and watching comedies on TV, so I’m excited that we have the opportunity to have someone like Kirson here,” Foos said.

Kirson will perform from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Marco’s Room, located in the lower level of the Memorial Student Center. Marshall students can attend the show for free with their student IDs.

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