Comedians Omid Singh and Calise Hawkins

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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 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

Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181,