West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
Backdoor Comedy Club set for Saturday, April 1, at WVU Parkersburg.
CONTACT: Tom Yencha, director of student activities, 304-424-8309.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The comedy of Randy Riggle and Josh Wade will be featured at Saturday's (April 1) Backdoor Comedy Club at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and show time is at 8 in the college's multi-purpose room. The comedy club is being presented by the Student Government Association and Student Activities Department.
Tickets for the show are $2 in advance for WVU Parkersburg students, faculty and staff and $4 for the general public. All tickets at the door are $5. Tickets may be purchased at the college's business office.
Riggle is a seasoned veteran of the comedy scene since 1982 as a nationally touring comedian. His combination of innovative style, quick wit, and brilliant impressions has made him popular with all types of audiences. It is that type of versatility that has made him one of the hottest tickets on college campuses and a favorite in the corporate market.
He has written for many comedians including Jay Leno and Joan Rivers as well as opened for such acts as Dennis Miller, Rhonda Shear, Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen Degeneres, and Gallagher. This talented comedian has appeared nationally on all three major networks including NBC, ABC, and CBS. Randy is also a regular performer at the world famous IMPROV Comedy Clubs. Randy's act features a clean, refreshing approach to humor. Combining a few props, an acoustic guitar, and a few impressions, Riggle can create a hilariously funny evening of comedy entertainment.
Wade’s comedy is a blend of quick-witted observations, funny characterizations, and animated improvisations that help give each performance a unique, personal style. He has been performing comedy for the past five years. At age 12, Josh won the New Jersey State dramatic pairs competition, and was bit by the acting bug. He has appeared in television commercials, print ads, and was recently chosen by MTV to pilot a new show “Room Raiders”. A graduate of Villanova University with a degree in English and Film, he lives in New York City.