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Dallas WiertellaApril 30, 2024

Comedian to offer a night of laughter

This weekend, NMU’s hockey team will face off against Michigan Tech for the first time this season. But before students head to the Berry Events Center decked out in Northern green and gold, they’ll have at least one entertainment option that might prove to be a bit funnier.

Primetime Productions is bringing comedian Chad Daniels to Northern on Friday, Oct. 10 for what they call an evening of hilarity, especially for college students.

“He knows a college crowd,” said Courtney McNeal, faculty advisor for Primetime. “He knows what makes a college crowd giggle.”

Daniels has been performing comedy shows for over 10 years, according to his Web site,, basing his comedy on things that happen in his own life.

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“He’s just a story teller. He tells really funny, great stories based on his life experiences, his kids, his family, traveling around,” said Alex Murray, Daniels’ booking agent.

Some of Daniels’ comedic material includes bits on the state of the environment, having children and many other day-to-day things.

“He makes fun of these everyday situations that are hilarious, little things that are funny about life,” McNeal said. “It’s not kiddy humor; it’s adult-based humor.”

McNeal added that she really enjoyed the type of comedy that Daniels has based his career around.

“He’s got a funny one about how men are embarrassed by buying tampons,” she said. “It’s funny. I know a lot of girls who complain about their boyfriends (buying them tampons).”

Daniels made an appearance on the “Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn” and has his own half-hour Comedy Central special.

He has also recorded two comedy albums: “Two Minutes for Stale Hacking,” was recorded on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and “Busy Being Awesome.”

The show will take place in Jamrich 103. Though Daniels’ performance was originially scheduled for 7 p.m., it was pushed up one hour to 6 p.m. so students would be able to see Daniels perform and still make the NMU-Tech hockey game, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

“We moved it to appeal to all audiences,” McNeal said. “People can still come to the show and go to the hockey game and get a full night of entertainment.

“It’ll be a good, fun time,” she added. “You’re not going to come and be bored. You’re going to laugh your head off.”

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