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Television comedian to tickle funny bones at Penn State Fayette

Comedian Ty Barnett
Comedian Ty Barnett
8/17/2011 —

Comedian Ty Barnett of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and Comedy Central fame will tickle audiences’ funny bones Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. The public is invited to attend this free event at Swimmer Hall in the Williams Building.

Barnett is one of the most requested comedians in colleges across the country. He has a unique way of addressing difficult subjects, such as race and religion, with laughter. Barnett’s edgy and smart comedy charms audiences to laugh and think about social issues.

Barnett grew up in Chicago’s South Side, where he relied on his charm and humor. His ability to make people from different cultures laugh became a valuable asset. In 2002, he was voted up-and-coming comedian of the year at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and was named outstanding performer at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival. Fans of “Last Comic Standing” will recognize Barnett as the runner-up on season four in 2006.

Barnett has appeared on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and HBO’s “Bad Boys of Comedy.” He has hosted his own stand-up shows on Comedy Central and is a regular guest on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS. He has performed with many comedy powerhouses including Al Green, Chris Rock and Robert Schimmel.

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