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Comedian T.J. Miller

October 6, 2017, 8:00 PM

Contact: Hayly Smith (
Great Hall, Memorial Union

*rescheduled from September 16, tickets purchased from original date will be honored

Doors at 7pm

$20 w/ ISU student ID, $30 Public

Tickets available at or at the Maintenance Shop Box Office

T.J. Miler is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world, but not in the drama world, or the finance world. He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW's “Next Big Things in Comedy.”

Miller’s voice stars in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, Big Hero 6. You may recognize his non-animated face and body from his roles in FOX’s big screen comic book adaptation of Deadpool, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, 2014’s surprise indie hit Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series Silicon Valley, now in its third season, for which he received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a television comedy. His podcast, "Cashing in with T.J. Miller," on is listened to by 12 and ½ people, and he is a nationally touring standup artist, crisscrossing the country listening to Kris Kross (he's also done shows in the U.K. and Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico did not go well). 

He has been performing his absurdist observational standup act for over 10 years, and has never gone to the bathroom in his pants on stage.  His hour-long Comedy Central stand-up special T.J. Miller: No Real Reason and hip-hop/pop/folk music album The Extended Play E.P., an E.P. with 41 tracks, and the ILLEGAL ART REMIXTAPE are all available now. He hosted Comedy Central’s Mash Up, a mashup of standup, sketches and visualizations, and has appeared on Chelsea Lately more than most women his height. He got his start touring with Second City in Chicago and improvising with Annoyance Theater, iO, and managers at electronics stores asking why he was late and smelled like gin.

Miller has been in a number of major studio films including Cloverfield, She’s Out of My League, Sekking a Friend for the End of the World, Rock of Ages, Our Idiot Brother, Yogi Bear 3D (Ranger Jones – his greatest role to date), Unstoppable, and Get Him to the Greek. Miller also talks like an old drag queen after a hard night of chain smoking, and thus voiced the character Tuffnut in the Oscar-nominated animated film How to Train your Dragon and How to Train your Dragon 2.  He voices Robbie from Gravity Falls on Disney, Tuffnut in the Netflix How to Train your Dragon TV series, and Gorburger, a very strange show you just have to google to understand.  He also recently starred in the holiday comedy hit Office Christmas Party, opposite Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, and will be featured in the upcoming science fiction adventure film Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg. He resides in Hollywood, California, where he struggles to find meaning in an uncertain world. He is a comedian.

Special guests Nick Vatterott and ISU Alum - Andrew Lopez ('12)

Opening the show will be comedian, Nick Vatterott. Nick has performed on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has a half hour special on Comedy Central. He is a producer, writer, and performer on stand-up sketch hybrid show, "Mash-Up”. Nick’s debut comedy record,"For Amusement Only" was released in 2014 by Comedy Central Records, and was voted by Vulture, Laughspin, and Splitsider as one of the year’s best comedy albums. In addition, listed him as one of the top 50 comedians you should know in 2015. Nick is currently writing for Gorgurger on Comedy Central with T.J. Miller.


Andrew Lopez is a class of 2012 graduate from Iowa State and is a fast up-in-coming multi-hyphenate based in Los Angeles by way of Iowa, besides being an all around lovable teddy of a guy!

As an actor, Andrew recently wrapped the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg produced feature THE PACT appearing opposite Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena. The movie premieres in theaters April 2018. Additionally, Andrew worked on the features, THE HOUSE starring Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, and Jason Mantzoukas and MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES starring Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron. As a stand up, he performs regularly at colleges, clubs and the biggest alternative showcases around the nation. He is currently developing projects in varying genres with multiple production companies and studios. 


Purchase tickets in person at the M-Shop Box Office or over the phone at 515-294-8349 (M-F 11am-5pm during the school year only).
A $1 service fee will be added to all telephone orders. Tickets also available online via MidwesTIX. 
A 3% service fee added to all online orders. 
All tickets are subject to an additional $2 MidwesTIX fee.

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