By Rishon Seaborn
Salisbury University’s Fireside Lounge located in the Guerrieri University Center (GUC) hosted the Students Organization for Activity Planning (SOAP)’s event Last Comic Standing on Monday night.
Last Comic Standing was one of the kickoff events to this year’s homecoming week. This event allowed SU students the opportunity to show off their comedic skills with their fellow peers.
The contestants were given a five minute time frame to deliver their comedic set.
SOAP’s Comedy Chair Jenna Russo shared some insight to the kickoff event.
“I wanted to give comedians on campus to show their stuff,” Russo said. “I also wanted our community to have a laugh on a Monday evening.”
The high hopes of the SOAP board were to start off the week by sharing the gift of laughter.
“I think it’s definitely a great stress reliever for everyone and our goal that people get to enjoy and get to know us at SOAP,” Russo said.
The night concluded with the announcement of the comedian with the best act determined by a panel of SU staff.
Junior Quincy Corbin was announced as the winner of SU’s 2016 Last Comic Standing. Corbin’s unmistakable signature propeller hat whirled with delight.
“I feel pumped,” Corbin said. “I can’t believe I won— I wasn’t even expecting anything out of this night.”
Corbin told that he became interested in the event just for his sole love for stand up.
“I actually want to be a comedian when I get older,” Corbin said.
A few of Corbin’s major comedic influences stem from Jim Carrey, Mitch Hedberg, Steven Wright, Jimmy Carr and Demetri Martin. Corbin’s appreciation of their quirky and broad sense of humor is something that he tries to incorporate in his own stand up delivery.
Corbin revealed that this was his first attempt at doing standup comedy and it was definitely a take-away-experience.
“This is the first time that I’ve ever done it, so I was a little shaky at first,” Corbin said. “It can be a tough with the mix reviews of the crowd but it was fun and it’s a good learning experience for how to improve.”