Comedians Omid Singh and Calise Hawkins
Jan. 8, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— On Friday, January 10, Illinois Wesleyan University’s Office of
Student Activities will welcome stand-up comedians Omid Singh and Calise Hawkins.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in Hansen Student
Center (300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington).
Singh, who has toured nationally as a stand-up comedian, is currently based in Los
Angeles. He has appeared alongside multiple famous comedians, including Maz Jobrani
and Brad Garrett, and has performed at over 40 colleges. The half-Indian, half-Persian
comedian, who has lived in over a dozen different cities across two continents, said
his unique upbringing has influenced his comedy, making him a diverse performer who
enjoys connecting with every type of audience.
Hawkins, a Springfield native, has appeared on various television shows, including
NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Last Comic Standing and Nickelodeon’s Nick
Mom’s Night Out. The comedian also writes for MTV’s Girl Code and NickMom.com. Hawkins
has said that whatever causes people pain or embarrassment can also give them perspective
on life— if they can figure out how to laugh about it.
For additional information, contact the IWU Office of Student Activities at (309)
556-3850 or visit https://www.iwu.edu/student-activities/.
Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181, firstname.lastname@example.org