April 11, 2018

Free Purdue Day of Giving celebration to feature ‘Daily Show’ comedians

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As a capstone to the fifth annual Purdue Day of Giving on Wednesday, April 25, three funny men known for their work on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” will take the stage with a free comedy show at Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music.

 The show, which is open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open to the public at 7 p.m. While the event is free, attendees can reserve tickets, which are available beginning Wednesday (Wednesday, April 11).

Headlining the show are:

“Daily Show” writer David Angelo, whose Comedy Central digital series “Nothin’s Easy” is in its second season.

Michael Kosta, a stand-up comedian and “Daily Show” correspondent. He was host and co-executive producer of “The Comment Section” for E! and co-host on Fox Sports 1’s “Crowd Goes Wild.”

Aasif Mandvi, a Peabody Award winner known for his work as a correspondent on “The Daily Show.” He can next be seen alongside Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek in the upcoming film “Drunk Parents.”

“The comedy show is designed to celebrate Purdue Day of Giving and to thank the entire Purdue family and community for supporting the university,” said Kate Jolly, director of digital fundraising and Purdue Day of Giving project manager for the University Development Office.

To secure priority seating, visit Purdue.edu/comedy before noon on April 25.

 “Make Your Mark” is the theme of this year's Purdue Day of Giving, a 24-hour online, social media-driven fundraising effort that invites faculty, staff, retirees, students, alumni, parents and friends to come together to grant opportunities. The Purdue Day of Giving video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKpF1Yfri0A&feature=youtu.be, also debuts today.

 A complete list of the day's activities is available at Giving.Purdue.edu/PDOGEvents. This website will be updated as further events and details become available.

To donate on Purdue Day of Giving:

* Contribute online on April 25 at DayofGiving.Purdue.edu, or

* Call 800-319-2199 (toll-free) on April 25.

For more information about Purdue Day of Giving, visit DayofGiving.Purdue.edu

Contact: Grant Flora, 765-494-7566, gflora@purdue.edu 

Sources: Amy Noah, ARnoah@prf.org 

Kate Jolly, KAJolly@prf.org 

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