Arts & Entertainment Assistant Editor
Homecoming is right around the corner and it’s expected to be one of the largest events in the history of LIU Post. Susan Stickley, Tilles Center’s Director of Marketing and Communication said that the events will bring together an anticipated 10,000 distinguished alumni and celebrities.
Seth Meyers, former SNL star and current NBC Late Night host will be one of the celebrities who will make a very special appearance during these festivities. He will be having a show right after the Pep Rally on Friday, Oct. 9.
“Seth Meyers will take center stage for an evening of comedy at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post,” Stickley said. “Tilles Center is thrilled to bring Meyers to our students, alumni and community, and excited to take advantage of this rare opportunity to showcase his stand-up routine.”
According to Stickley, the event that was coordinated both by the Alumni office and Tilles Center has taken months to put together. “Due to Meyers’ broad appeal, we anticipate welcoming attendees of all ages to this public event,” Stickley said.
Students seem to be really excited about the act and what Meyers will be bringing to the stage. “The event is guaranteed to bring attendees lots of laughs throughout an interactive evening of cutting edge hilarity,” Stickley added.
Marisa Kofmehl, a senior Public Relations major, said that she is really happy with this choice. “I am so glad they decided to bring an act like Seth for homecoming,” Kofmehl said. “I think that with all of his performances on SNL, a lot of people really enjoy his comedy and it’s different from other acts that we usually have on campus.”
Post alumni, Sadie Hofler, who graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Social Work, said she will definitely be coming back to campus to see Meyers. “I was very excited when I heard he’d be coming to Post,” said Hofler. “I am glad it’s during homecoming since it’s a perfect time and a lot of alumni’s can enjoy of all the other events going on too.”
Stickley assures us that there will be many more acts like this in the future. In fact the Tilles Center has booked actor/comedian John Leguizamo in April, and continues to seek artists who appeal both to students and the general public.
Full-time LIU students will have the opportunity to get discounted tickets, available at the Tilles Center’s Box Office, for only $15 a ticket.