Second Floor Stand-Up drew a crowd who to a show filled with humorous observations and outright criticisms of society to 113 Carnegie Thursday night.
Audience members spent the evening laughing while an array of students performed stand-up routines on numerous topics.
The show opened with Bill Hood, president of the organization, performing some of his stand-up comedy.
Hood (senior-broadcast journalism) began his routine with a discussion on his past, failed relationships.
“You either get to become a lesbian or an arsonist,” he said when describing his previous girlfriends.
As the show progressed, comedians joked about issues with school and bus systems, technology and the problems it causes and businesses like Wal-Mart and Lowe’s
Audience members participated on many occasions, often calling out comments.
During one routine, comedian Sean Becker bantered with show-goer about whose father was better with comparisons of trips to McDonalds.
Becker (junior-English) and the participant went back and forth for a few minutes before he switched gears and discussed his bad luck with watching the news.
Some performers had been in the spotlight before, but others like Junior Megan Goetz performed her comedy routine for the first time during last night’s show.
Goetz (junior-management) said she joined the organization this semester and has really enjoyed her time spent with everyone involved.
“They’re a really open and fun crowd to be around,” she said.
Goetz’s stand-up routine revolved about the issues of being a twin, failed drive-by shootings and the tendency of males to quote scenes from “Batman.”
Alex Roll said he had been to Second Floor Stand-Up’s performances before and thought they were funny.
“It’s a good atmosphere,” he (graduate student-environmental engineering) said. “It’s nice to be in the founding grounds of comedy at Penn State,” he added.