Comedians to Perform at WSU April 15

PULLMAN, Wash. — Three comedians take the Washington State University
Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum stage for an 8 p.m. program April 15.

Hope Flood, Lavell Crawford and Gary Owen bring the Mom’s Weekend
Comedy Tour and their own style of humor to WSU as a highlight for the
university’s major spring weekend.

Flood is considered one of the fastest rising “keeping it real” comedians on
today’s laugh circuit. Her universal appeal covers everyday life experiences
and reflects upon male/female relationships regarding love, lust and surviving
in the new millennium. A renowned poet and motivational speaker, her
thought-provoking political and spiritual views, with inspirational poetry at the
end of each performance, keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. She is a
founding member of several community action groups, including the African
American Female Comedy Association.

Crawford has been an entertainer for more than six years. He has preformed in
sold-out crowds throughout the country. The commedian has played the
Comedy Store, the Improv, the Comedy House Theater and the Comedy Zone.
His comedy can be heard on numerous television programs including
“Showtime at the Apollo,” “Comic View,” “Don’t Miss the Train” and “Good

Owen, a white host on the Black Entertainment Network’s “Comic View” series,
beat 44 other contestants to win the hosting spot. He was voted “Funniest
Black Comedian in San Diego. “The “class clown” began his career in the U.S.
Army. While not fitting in with the Presidential Honor Guard and later a military
police unit, he continued to practice standup comedy and eventually was
named Funniest Serviceman in America.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. The event is sponsored by the
African American Association and prepared for a mature audience.