Special Events - Student Union Board

Special Events

The Special Events Committee hosts programs that feature a variety of fun
events and appealing entertainers throughout the year. The Special Events committee collaborates with ISU AfterDark and hosts the headlining performers. Comedians, hypnotists, and mentalists are just a few of the many entertainers that take stage each semester. The committee also hosts the annual Down and Dirty Swing Dance with the Cyclone Swing Society dance lessons in the fall. Special Events is a great way to interact and have fun on campus!


August 28

Comedian Brent Morin - 9 p.m., Actor/Comedian David Koechner - 11 p.m. (Both in Great Hall)

Brent Morin is a Los Angeles-based American comedian, stand-up comic and actor. Morin has worked as a production assistant with Conan O'Brien on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and continued with Conan on TBS. In his network television debut, he co-starred in the Bill Lawrence NBC series Undateable. Morin is also known for his appearances on Chelsea Lately, The Ground Floor, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.


Actor, writer and producer David Koechner is best known for his roles as Todd Packer on “The Office” and Champ Kind from “Anchorman” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Koechner first made his debut as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and since has become an instantly recognizable face appearing in more than 130 films and television shows such as “Waiting,” “Out Cold,” “Talladega Nights,” “Get Smart,” “Extract,” “Thank You for Smoking” and “A Haunted House.” When not filming, Koechner performs live stand-up comedy across the country and creates original content videos for his YouTube channel, "Full on Koechner.”


September 4

Down & Dirty Swing Dancing w/ Cyclone Swing Society and Sentimental Swing Band - 8-11 p.m. MU Terrace

SUB Special Events presents a night of swing dance fun! Join us at the MU terrace (facing Lake LaVerne) to dance the night away! If the weather does not cooperate, we will meet you in the MU Great Hall. Live music will be performed by the Sentimental Swing Band to get you moving. The Cyclone Swing Society will be providing lessons from 8:00 - 8:30 pm and the dance will run 8:30 - 11:00 pm!

The event is totally FREE! Oh, and don’t worry… no date is required!


October 2

Magician Justin Willman - 9 p.m., Comedian Iliza Shlesinger - 11 p.m. (Both in Great Hall)

Justin Willman is an American magician & comedian known for his regular appearances on The Tonight Show,  Ellen, Conan, and @Midnight. He also is the host for the shows Cupcake Wars and King of Cones on the Food Network and Win, Lose or Draw on the Disney Channel.

Iliza is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC'S Last Comic Standing. Her debut one hour comedy special, War Paint reached #1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of the “Top Ten Albums of 2013” on iTunes. Her follow up Netflix Original Comedy Special Freezing Hot premiered to rave reviews in January 2015.  She was the host of CBS's syndicated comedy dating show Excused. Iliza's TV credits include multiple appearances on NBC'S Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, TBS’ Deal With It, Comedy Central Presents, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, E! Network's Chelsea Lately and The Soup, TBS’ Who Gets the Last Laugh?, and Showtime's Pauly Shore and Friends.


November 6

Performance artist David Garibaldi - 9 p.m., Regurgitator Stevie Starr - 11 p.m. (Both in Great Hall)

Performance artist David Garibaldi is an American performance painter. His stage acts mesmerize the audience as he rapidly creates paintings of notable pop culture icons. Born in Los Angles, Garibaldi later moved to South Sacramento where he found a passion and talent for creating art on “larger and somewhat illegal canvases” by painting graffiti as a teen. Garibaldi has performed for Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Intel and Disney. He has also been featured at charity events for Playboy, NBA, and celebrities Snoop Dog, Santana, Tommy Lee, Dave Navarro and Blue Man Group.

Stevie Starr is a Scottish performance artist and regurgitator. In his act, he swallows and regurgitates goldfish, billiard balls, lightbulbs, coins, and nails to name a few. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late night with Jimmy Fallon, and most recently America’s Got Talent 2015.


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