University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Comedian Tommy Johnagin to headline trio of funnymen for ‘Comedy Central on Campus’ April 20

Tommy  Johnagin

Tommy Johnagin

Comedy Central on Campus is coming to UND Saturday, April 20, and it’s bringing some of the best up-and-coming stand-up comics in the business with it.

Tommy  Johnagin, who’s appeared five times on The Late Show with David Letterman, as well as performances on Conan, CMT’s Comedy Stage and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, will be among a trio of Comedy Central comics who are slated to take the stage at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium for a night of comedy. Johnagin also is known for being the runner-up on Season 7 of the hit TV show Last Comic Standing.

Johnagin will be joined by fellow comedians Josh Rabinowitz and Nick Vatterrott.

Chester Fritz Auditorium doors will open before the show at 8 p.m.

Free tickets are available to UND students in the Student Government Office located on the first floor of the Memorial Union.  They will be given on a first come, first served basis to students with a valid UND Student ID.

Tickets are also available to the public online at Ticketmaster or at the Chester Fritz Box Office for $10.

The University Program Council, which is hosting this event, is a division of Student Government. Its mission is to educate, engage and entertain the student body by creating programs that are free to students.

Johnagin, a native of Illinois, was added to the comedy lineup after comedian and actor T.J. Miller was forced to drop out due to a conflict with a movie he’s filming. Miller is known for appearance in movies such as She’s Out of My League, Get Him to the Greek and Our Idiot Brother. He also lent his voice to the character “Tuffnut,” in the hit animated  film How to Train Your Dragon.

Tommy Johnagin:

Tommy Johnagin started stand-up at 18, and then dropped out of college at 21 to become a full-time comedian. Johnagin vows he will one day make enough money to pay his parents back for the six semesters of college he wasted. In 2007, Johnagin was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was the highest reviewed “New Face.” Since then, he’s been selling out to audiences at comedy clubs across America.

In 2009, he had his own half-hour special on Comedy Central Presents, and most recently, he released his second comedy album Stand Up Comedy 2 through Comedy Central Records.

For more information, contact Matthew Finley, University Program Council chair206.601.8449,

-- David L. Dodds, media relations/writer and editor, University and Public Affairs writer, 777.5529,

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