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2011.10.03 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Maverick Productions Welcomes Comedian Evan Wecksell Oct. 24

Omaha - UNO’s Maverick Productions presents singing comedian Evan Wecksell for a free performance on Monday, Oct. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. Free food will be provided.

A comedian and singer/songwriter, Wecksell is often compared to comedians Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch.

Wecksell’s act – a blend of comedy, music and improvisation – celebrates the college experience, endorses Internet addiction and makes fun of bad music.

He is a three-time Long Island Laff-Off finalist and released a live CD, Live at the Bitter End, before relocating to Los Angeles in 2005. The move lead to his national television debut on VH1's "I Love the 80s 3D,"followed by "I Love the 70s II" and "I Love Toys."

His comedy songs have received airplay on radio outlets including XM, Sirius and the nationally syndicated "Dr. Demento Radio Show."

Wecksell has also offered commentary on E! Television's "Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank" and "30 Most Outrageous Celebrity Feuds."

Campus Activities Magazine selected Wecksell as “Hot Comedian for 2009.” Last year he performed more than 100 shows, including stops at 50 colleges and a showcase selection for NACA's Mid-Atlantic Festival.

In 2010, he released his first full-length album, LOL, a compilation of studio and live tracks, through Uproar Entertainment.

Contact Maverick Productions at (402) 554-2623 for more information. Maverick Productions is located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center, in the Student Organizations and Leadership Programs office.

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