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Why Your Campus Should Be Submitting ARCs 8 Reports can boost the reputation for artists and help another school from making a fatal mistake.

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The Art of Promotion ANDREW KENNEDY: Andrew Kennedy was born in Bogota, Colombia, has lived in Colombia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Hong Kong, United States and is completely fluent in Spanish. After being invited to perform as a "Master" at the Montreal Comedy Festival, he made a deal with CBS television to develop, produce and star in his own sitcom called “Related by Marriage”. He is a storyteller who weaves the characters from his life throughout his entire performance. His half-hour special is currently airing on Comedy Central and was voted in the top twenty by viewers for two years in a row!! www.andrewkennedylive.com

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Amber Preston was born and raised just outside the thriving metropolis of Fargo, ND. Leaving the glitz and glamour of West Fargo High School behind, Amber moved to Minneapolis to study theatre at the University of Minnesota. Upon the realization she was too short to be a Rockette, or Vegas showgirl Amber turned to the world of comedy. She’s performed at the 2010 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, Twin Cities Funniest Person and is a contributing comic to Life & Style magazine. Telling the stories we can all relate to but would never admit, Amber is truly one classy broad. www.amberpreston.com

and coming stand-up comedian based out of New Jersey. After winning the title of "The King of Campus Comedy" at 2007's New Jersey Comedy Festival, Adam has quickly made a name for himself on college campuses and comedy clubs throughout the country. Adam has performed stand-up for the past five years, appearing at Caroline's, Gotham, and Broadway Comedy Club in New York City. Most recently, he performed at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas strip. He was also recently named one of Funny or Die/Spashlife's "30 Under 30: Comedians to Watch"! www.adammamawala.com

BARON VAUGHN plays Leonardo Prince, or “Leo“, on USA’s Fairly Legal, which is currently filming its second season and is due to wrap up in the spring. Baron also recently released his first album, Raised By Cable, debuting to a 5-star review on iTunes. Baron’s performed stand-up on Conan,, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has made numerous appearances on Comedy Central, including Live at Gotham and The Awkward Comedy Show (DVD and soundtrack available). He has also appeared in many shows on VH1, MTV, FUSE as well as the films Black Dynamite, Cloverfield, and The Other Guys. www.baronvaughn.com

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ALEXANDRA MCHALE: Alexandra McHale made her network debut on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She’s also been seen on CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and New Joke City with Robert Klein on the Metro Channel. She’s appeared at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival. She was seen on VH1’s I Love The 80’s, Supersecret TV Formulas and The 100 Most Cheesetastic Video Countdown. Alexandra has headlined hundreds of colleges and was voted Female Entertainer of the Year twice by the readers of Campus Activities Magazine. www.alexandramchale.com

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CARLIE AND DONI: Carlie & Doni are performing all around the country, this musical comedy duo is quickly becoming a popular cult favorite. These two best friends/roommates/ soul sister comedy partners met at a Los Angeles theater academy. They began writing funny songs about their life experiences and being unemployed and single. In less than a year they went from unknowns to performing as the headliners at The Laugh factory, The Comedy Store and UCB. Carlie is half Mexican and loves foreign men. Doni is a lesbian and has trouble spelling. www.carlieanddoni.com

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Parts Of 2003 Defense of Marriage Act But America’s Youth Have “Higher” Priorities. I have to say I am a little surprised this issue gained so much momentum, especially getting considerable support from youths.

Over the last decade, the primary push by students 18-25 has been the legalization of marijuana. A movement that has also gained support from law enforcement, the medical community, entertainers and others. While both campaigns have had their sticking points, The marajuana issue seemed the most

likely to come up for approval and over the years, legalization has gained the support of many previously unlikely local, regional and national prominant people. The American legal system is being choked up with cases that involve possession and jails are housing violators making the facilities unable to contain more violent criminals. The result is that some districts have opted for early release of a myriad of offenders including more serious violators because states and the federal government can’t afford to keep them.

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No matter what your feelings and beliefs are about “pot,” most people can find no reason not to legalize it, tax it and regulate it. Think about it, for 50+ years we have legalized tobacco, a product that has probably been responsible for the loss of far more addicted American lives, yet we have failed to control a drug that we know has massive appeal and use in all our communities and so far the medical community doesn’t see anything that could compare it to the addiction of tobacco. Like all controlled substances, it is likely that law enforcement will find abuses of the law. But prosecuting that number of cases will be monumentally less in number and cost than those that are currently clogging our court systems.

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It Was Not An Oversight You Did Not Get A Microphone makes getting laughs look so easy they think they can do it too, or more often than not, they have just had way too much to drink. What they do not realize is that by opening their mouth they usually put themselves in a lose-lose situation. It is near impossible for them to win a battle of wits with a professional comedian, if for no other reason than they do not have a microphone, plus no one in the audience paid to hear them.

By Steven Kent McFarlin (AKA Spanky)

“People watch comedy for the same reason they watch cliff diving...they want to see someone hit the cliff.” Louie Anderson

There is quite a bit of truth in Louie’s observation. Unfortunately, for some audience members, they feel compelled to verbally shove a comic off that cliff. They have a name for this type of person and it strikes fear in every comedian’s heart: Heckler. There seems to be two types of hecklers, the ones that think they are actually helping the comedian by providing a target for their jokes, and the ones that are just mean-spirited, trying to disrupt the show. Both are usually starved for attention. As Joe Rogan noted “The number one thing about hecklers is: one hundred percent are douchebags.”

There are a variety of reasons people heckle: they feel jealous their date’s attention is on someone else, or they resent a joke the comic made and want to voice their disapproval, or the professional comedian

Chances are this is the very first time they have been in a verbal exchange with a comic; very few people would want to do it more than once because of the repercussions of probable public humiliation, and possible ejection or even arrest. Comedians however, have been in these exchanges many times before and are battle-tested veterans fully armed with a stockpile of perfect lines to put the heckler in his place. I have amassed a list of responses to hecklers for you to enjoy. (Please note: these are just the ones that are suitable for publication, in a live show harsh X-rated replies are not unusual.) When a heckler hears the following they know the audience is not laughing with me, they are laughing at me.

• “I’m working here. Let’s be fair, I don’t go to McDonalds and tell you when the fries are done.” • “Were your parents first cousins?” • “See what happens when the fetus doesn’t get enough oxygen.” • “Your mother should have swallowed.” • “Did you come here on the short bus?” • “I’m sorry but I don’t speak Drunkanese.” • “Cross your legs lady, there’s an echo in here.” • “Rest your mouth lady; you might meet a rich sailor after the show.”

With verbal ammunition like that the heckler usually gets shot down, however, once in a blue moon, the heckler comes out on top. Billy Gardell, star of the show Mike and Molly, once had a seventy-year old woman stand up in his show and say, “They want you outside!” He said, “Who?” She said, “The people inside!”

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One of my most embarrassing moments on stage happened after a heckler said something hilarious, so to acknowledge it I said, “Folks, that was funny, give him a hand.” Then the guy held up his stump. He had no hand. Everyone was mortified (but none more than me). The best heckle I ever heard of involved the late Eric Douglas, son of Kurt Douglas and brother of Michael Douglas. By all accounts Eric was not a very good person (drug and alcohol problems plus numerous arrests) and an even worse comedian, but he was able to parlay his famous relations to secure bookings. At a show in London he became angry at his inability to get laughs and snapped at the audience, “You can’t do this to me, I’m Kurt Douglas’ son!” A guy in the middle of the room stood up, raised his arm and shouted “No, I’m Kurt Douglas’ son!” Then a man on the other side of the room did the same, until the entire audience followed suit reenacting the famous scene from his father’s movie Spartacus. Brilliant!

I’ll close with the best heckle I ever personally witnessed, which involved a dear friend, so I’ll withhold his name. We were working a comedy club that was struggling to stay in business. It was Easter weekend and only a dozen people showed up for the Friday show. They all sat in the back and did not laugh at anything. My pal joked “It is Good Friday and I’m dying up here. Now I know how Jesus felt.” From the back of the room came “But Jesus will be back.” Spanky has been described by the press as a “campus entertainment icon.” He offers two great events at one great low price, and has been voted “Campus Comic of the Year” (LaffGuru.com) and the “Campus Performer of the Year” (TalkingAboutMyGeneration.com). Credits include over fifty TV appearances, including: Showtime, Good Morning America, and The Late Show. He is represented by GP College Entertainment.

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Why Should Your School, Your Artist or Your Agency Be Involved In Artist Report Cards? Campus Activities Magazine® did not invent Artist Reports For The Campus Market. There are obviously other sources but we were the very first to refine the process.

Since 1992, Artist Reports have been part of the process for campuses, acts and agencies involved with Campus Activities Magazine’s® marketplace, but over the last five (5) years it has begun to be one of the focal points of this industry -so much in fact that other markets are looking at CAM’s format and considering adapting it. As early as 2005, the magazine began to promo the report card process by rewarding campuses with the lure of a free weekend of entertainment known as the Rock ‘n Road Show. As more and more acts and agencies became supportive of that model, so were more and more campuses.

Last year alone, we saw a 37% increase in participation for schools, some of which we have to attribute to the new way of reporting.

Historically, artists carried the reports with them or mailed them to campuses after the show requesting that they evaluate their experience. Schools could then either mail them or fax them to the magazine. For over a decade we used a system that was fraught with error because students filling out the form sometimes had no idea who the agency was that represented the act, some information was misspelled, other information was absent altogether. Then of course, is the problem with being able to interpret handwriting, not to mention barely readable faxes and forms that were mutilated by the USPO. On top of all this, the administrative time to formulate this information each issue into a readable for-

mat was mind boggling.

Step in Rodney Clay. Rodney spent last summer helping us with our website and making recommendations that would make it easier on everyone to accumulate and disseminate information.

A form was developed based on the old printed form that was entirely digital. Campuses could go in and complete the form easily in mere minutes and not have to worry about faxes, stamps or whether the form had been received. Once the report was submitted, they were given a confirmation. The information then went into a digital bank if you will, and we could retrieve it for every issue. Schools were amazed with how easy and simple this system was and it could be accessed from any computer, laptop, iPhone, iPod, Android or iPad. Artist could carry a laptop or iPad with them and have the director or student in charge complete the evaluation before the artist ever left campus. Or students could complete the form at their leisure anytime within 30 days after the show.

But as simple as all of this sounds, there were still a few hang-ups. Some students did not know the correct spellings of the name of the artist or their agencies. And for some, there was a problem with the name of their college or university. In the space listed for “title” we were getting answers like “Mr. or “Miss” instead of Director of Student Activities or President of the Campus Board. So Rodney stepped in again and developed drop-down menus. This means that if your school has ever submitted a report before, when you fill out the form, you will scroll down to your campus and it will automatically bring up the school and the location. If your school can not be found, you can con-

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tinue to enter it with the location and the staff will verify your information and it will then be added to the drop-down menu.

The same goes for artists and agencies. If you enter “Adam Grabowski” you don’t have to worry about how to spell it. The genre of “comedy” automatically fills as the designated category and Auburn Moon automatically fills as the designated agency. You can rate Adam in any of seven categories and if one of them is not appropriate for your show, you can enter N/A and go on to the next. Lastly, you can either enter a comment about the show or not. Most schools feel they have something to say about the performer and the experience and complete a paragraph about their experience. You are currently not limited in the number of words permitted but as space become more of an issue there may be a limit to the length of the comment.

Why Should Your School Participate?

There are any number of exceptional reasons why you should, the best being is that your experience may help another campus in considering that act or even a similar act for their school.

The reason we have done so much work developing and refining this process is that it allows schools to make better decisions about who or what they bring to their campus. You can also see if a school you are familiar with had the act and write, call or email them for more information about their show. Acts are separated by genre (Comedy, Music, Variety, Novelty, Speakers, and Performing Arts). If you want to find a variety www.campusactivitiesmagazine.com


artist, all the current acts are listed in alphabetical order and chronological order from the oldest to newest dates performed. You also have instant access to the agency. If the act is an advertiser with us, their latest ad and video can be accessed quickly from the sponsor section at the bottom of our home page. It’s all that simple. We have all seen acts that did amazingly well during a 15-minute showcase, but failed miserably to carry a show that was an hour or more. There is no reason why you should have to endure that catastrophe when information in the Artist Reports could have warned you in advance. Finally, the person submitting the report for an artist on your campus should have the responsibility of making a complete audience evaluation. The report process is not to give high marks to an artist that you genuinely like or have a crush on but how well they were received by the students that attended the show. Often times students are so enamored with an artist they will give them better marks (or sometimes worse), than they really deserve. You are not doing other campuses a favor by adjusting the grade of an act just because you are personally a fan. Not every act that comes to your campus deserves a perfect score just because of your personal feelings, nor do they deserve a less that favorable score because it is a show you are not excited about. Your audience reaction and the interaction between artist and the audience should be the key that drives your comments.

Why Should Your Artist or Agency Participate?

I once had an agent tell me he didn’t participate in artist reports because he didn’t want his competition to know who his clients were. If they found out, they would take his business asway from him. If properly used ARCs should be one of the most valuable tools an artist or agency can possibly have. This is a marketplace where directors and students talk on a regular basis about their experiences. I just wondered how poor an experience this guy was offering that he had to be so worried about losing a client. www.campusactivitiesmagazine.com

ARCs are exposure for artist and agencies that cost you nothing. It enhances any promo and advertising that you do and lends credibility to your show.

Nobody is perfect and no show is perfect. Once in a while you may get a report that has lower marks than you would like, but it gives the school a chance to tell you what went wrong and it gives you the chance to contact that school and work out a way to make it right. If you look at many of the reports in this annual edition, some of the acts with higher scores will sometimes have a report that lowers their over-all grade. This is more important than you might realize because it opens the door to the agent or artist to create a dialog with the buyer and resolve a situation that might have otherwise gone unchecked. It may have just been an offnight; It may have been feeling ill or a situa-

Artists and agencies who understand the value of good promo, a good image, a good reputation, and regular exposure realize recognition of your business and the acts within your business generates growth. I am not sure how most of the agencies have developed their strategies, but I can tell you they understand that the artists they work with need to be as visible as possible and seen in the most positive light. These artists value the perks of favorable exposure from schools and aggressively ask campuses to evaluate their performances. W.C. Kirby, Jr. Publisher

If your agency is interested in sponsoring a future Weekend Rock ‘n Road Show, please contact me at (803) 712-1429 (or kirby@cameopublishing.com). Requirements are that the agency must provide

2012 ROCK ‘N ROAD SHOW AT QUINNIPIAC tion with a family member; there may have been an incident prior to the show that upset the artist; it could have been road fatigue or it could have been any number of other things. But putting it on table gives you the chance to resolve this issue and possibly save a client.

I keep hearing “most of the artists and agents with the higher marks are advertisers.” Well, “Duh!” It doesn’t matter where or when an artist or agency advertises or with whom, this market, like most, is all about exposure.

3-5 artists who will play at the chosen campus on a mutually agreed weekend at no cost within one year from selection. The campus will be drawn from a list of the top five schools submitting the most artist reports for one campus year. Winning campus will agree to provide a facility with adequate production for reasonable riders plus housing and hospitality for the acts. Campus Activities Magazine® will advertise the show for one-year during the promotion and cover the event live including a feature story.

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YOUR GUIDE TO AMERICA’S BEST ARTIST RATINGS THE RATING SYSTEM: 5= EXCELLENT 4= VERY GOOD 3= AVERAGE 2= FAIR 1= POOR

If you want to know how good an act might be that you plan on booking, just ask another campus where they have played. Here are current reports from our readers. All ratings here had complete verifiable information and were signed by the reviewer. All reports must have been submitted by the school where the date was played. These reports are comprised of reports electronically submitted on our web site and paper submissions. Reports MAY NOT be submitted by the artist or their agency. ALL REPORTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OUR WEBSITE AT: http://www.campusactivitiesmagazine.com/arc/ THERE IS A DIRECT LINK TO THE REPORT FORM ON THE HOME PAGE.

HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES FOR THE RATINGS FOUND AFTER THE BUYER’S NAME AND PLAY DATE: (1) ORIGINALITY; (2) ARTIST’S ABILITY; (3) RELATIONSHIP TO THE AUDIENCE; (4) COOPERATION / ATTITUDE; (5) ROAD CREW / MANAGEMENT; (6) AGENCY COOPERATION; (7) PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS PROVIDED. Campus Reports listed in RED indicate the buyer reported a perfect score in all categories that applied to their campus performance for that artist or event. ATTENDANCE (When Available) AND THE LOCATION ON CAMPUS WILL FOLLOW THE PERFORMANCE DATE. THESE RATINGS REPRESENT ACTUAL SHOWS REPORTED BETWEEN JUNE 1, 2012 AND JUNE 6, 2013.

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South Dakota State University, Brookings/South Dakota 09/18/12 0 Student Union 5555555 Ace was awesome!!! Willie C. Harmon Jr., Program Advisor ________________________________________ ADAM ACE Neon Entertainment

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/19/12 134 Daum Theatre 555555He really knew how to read his audience and kept everyone laughing beginning to end. Extremely interactive! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ ADAM CAYTON-HOLLAND Kirkland Productions/ KP Comedy

St. Joseph's College of Maine, Standish, ME 10/26/12 80 The Chalet 5555-33 Adam was a great act to have for our campus. After working in the comedy industry for many years I feel that Adam is a perfect college comedian. Not too dirty. Not the awful "college-clean" either. Great show. Matt Gawel, Coordinator of Student Activities ________________________________________ ADAM GRABOWSKI Auburn Moon Agency

Williston State College, Williston, ND 08/22/12 90+ Teton Grill 5555555 Adam set the bar high for future comedians! He was really great, easy to work with and the students loved him!

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University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 09/14/12 275 Memorial Union Loading Dock 5555-55 Adam was great to have on campus! He had everyone laughing within seconds! Kristina LeMire, Lectures and Performing Arts Coordinator

Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND 09/18/12 100+ Reiland Auditorium 5555544 Adam was very entertaining and engaged the audience and asked for their participation! My stomach hurt by the end of the show from laughter! He's great! Andrea Toepke-Floyd, Novelty Events Coord.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI 09/24/12 38+ NWTC - Movie Lounge 5555-55 Adam does a great job of tailoring each show to match the students who are in his audience. He has hilarious songs, dances and a slide show that had the crowd laughing, thinking and then some laughing again. He was a pleasure to work with, and after a year and a half without comedians we were not disappointed to have Adam be the 1st comedian of our Laugh'N Lunch Series! Kaitlyn Fitzgerald, Student Involvement Assistant

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 09/28/12 650+ Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union Ballrooms 5555555 Adam Grabowski was beyond funny, and if I had to give him a rating out of 5 stars, he would definitely be a 6! Adam is so personable and was more than willing to hang out and talk with students after his show which was awesome and everyone was obsessed with him, the show, and the Whozits and Whatzits Galore shirts. If we could, we would have Adam back at every single event; by far one of the greatest college comedians out there!! Amanda Roenius, Marquette University Student Government Programs

Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN 10/04/12 200+ Weld Hall 4455-4Very relatable to college students, and Adam did keep the performance from becoming too vulgar. Somehow I received a different tech rider from the agency that did not include a projector and hook up, which the artist needed. Theresa Boyle, Showcase Coordinator Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN 11/08/12 125 Hagg Sauer 100 5555555 Dylan Davison, President Lawrence University, Appleton, WI 01/10/13 15+ School Cafe 5555--Sophia Wang, Host

Saint Ambrose University, Davenport, IA 01/15/13 150+ Rogalski Center Ballroom 5555--Adam was awesome! Chelsea Ebert, CAB Spec Events co-chair

Western Iowa Tech Community College, City, IA 01/16/13 50 Dorm Lobby 5555444 Adam was a very down to earth performer! He arrived to our campus an hour before performance time for set up! We had a good time getting to know him a little bit prior to the show. We had seen him at NACA and he exceeded our expectations when he came to our campus! His show was so relaxed and off the cuff that it made it feel non-scripted and natural! After the show he stuck around to take pictures and chill with students! He is the best comedian WIT has seen in awhile! He even came up with some new jokes from our audience participation. He was the talk around the dorms for the next few days! Katlyn Tranmer, Student Senate Rep

Winona State University, Winona, MN 01/19/13 150+ WSU Somsen Auditorium 5555555 Adam was FANTASTIC! He was very enthusiastic and passionate about his performance. He cre-

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ated a relationship with the audience, which was phenomenal! I had many students coming up to me afterwards that were very happy with his performance. His graphs were not only original, but very realistic. We would love to have Adam back any time! Kim Melle, Spec Events On Campus Dir. Iowa Lakes Community College, Emmets burg , Iowa 01/22/13 185 College Cafeteria 5555555 Great show!!, Would highly recommend !! High energy, funny, fun, will invite back !! Bill Lapczenski, Director

Peru State College, Peru, NE 01/24/13 50+ College Theatre 5555555 Adam was not only friendly on and off stage but outgoing to all the students who wanted to meet him. While on stage problems with the school's heating and lighting occured yet he used that to his advantage. It was my first time being the schools hospitality adviser and Adam taught me how to act to the performer as well as others while doing my job. If I can get my school to have him come back, I would make it a bigger event. That guy is awesome! TJ Beckert, C.A.B hospitality advisor Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA 02/08/13 55 Dows Conference Room 4445555 Adam was great to have at BV! He showed up on time, knew exactly what he needed to do before his show started and for setup. He had a great personality and was a lot of fun to chat with before and after the show. The show itself was a lot of fun, and the students really enjoyed the multiple perspectives like the graphs and his seductive dance number. I think the best part about having Adam was that he genuinely was interested in meeting and chatting with some of the students. Adam was such a chill dude and had great style on the stage. Carolyn McDermott, Student

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THE RATING SYSTEM: 5= EXCELLENT 4= VERY GOOD 3= AVERAGE 2= FAIR 1= POOR

HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES FOR THE RATINGS FOUND AFTER THE BUYER’S NAME AND PLAY DATE: (1) ORIGINALITY; (2) ARTIST’S ABILITY; (3) RELATIONSHIP TO THE AUDIENCE; (4) COOPERATION / ATTITUDE; (5) ROAD CREW / MANAGEMENT; (6) AGENCY COOPERATION; (7) PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS PROVIDED. Campus Reports listed in RED indicate the buyer reported a perfect score in all categories that applied to their campus performance for that artist or event. SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, Alfred, NY 02/18/13 200 College Auditorium 5445555 Adam has a great show. I was laughing through the whole thing. Doesn't cross any lines. Has a few knockout jokes that may lead to crying from laughing so hard. Awesome to hang out with after the show. He's also a down to earth genuine guy. Angelo Camizzi, Alfred Programming Board Entertainment Chair Arcadia University, Glenside, PA 03/01/13 100+ The Great Room 5555555 Adam Grabowski was one of the best comedic events I've seen thus far. He was fun to be around before, after, and during his performance! I can't wait until we have him back for another show!! Morgan McKenna, Student Programming Board: Comedy Chair Pennsylvania State UniversityErie-Behrend College, Erie, PA 03/29/13 50 Bruno's Cafe 5555-55 Adam was a pleasure to work with! He also had a genuine show without going to the racy jokes. We will be sure to keep him on our list of people to bring back! Vee Butler, Comedy Chair, Lion Entertainment Board Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA 04/23/13 150+ Ballroom 5555555 Adam was a great comedian to work with. His jokes were funny and he connected with the audience on a personal level. Many students approached me the next day exclaiming that he was by far the funniest the have seen! (Some of those students were seniors) I thank Adam for contacting me early and giving me access to promotional pictures for our fliers. Students immediately knew who he was and his t-shirts are something special. Amanda Passmore, Graduate Assistant for Student Activities West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA 05/10/13 100 Sykes Student Union 5555555 Show was great! Students loved it and it was a great time for everyone. Hope to get him back sometime next year. Also very prepared with his own extension cord and MAC adapter. Fran Boshell, Graduate Assistant for Sykes After Dark ________________________________________ AARON KOMINOS SMITH Bass/Schuler Entertainment

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston MA 10/24/12 50 Evans Way Auditorium 5555555 This was Aaron’s fourth trip to WIT and like always a great show. Very funny. Rick Holland, Student ________________________________________ ADAM MAMAWALA Sophie K Entertainment

Texas Lutheran University, Seguin TX 5/10/12 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 The students really enjoyed Adam’s performance. Staff was very pleased with his professionalism and appropriate content. Andella Doe, Student Activities Coordinator

Ohio Northern University, Ada OH 8/22/12 5 4 5 4 - 4 4

Funny relatable and a nice guy. Scott Parson, Assist Dir of Residence Life

Johnson & Wales University, North Miami FL 9/6/12 60 Wildcat Event Space 5545445 Shawn Lee Lum, CAB Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA 9/14/12 75-100 The Red Door 5555--5 Sara Grasberg, Comedy Chair

Northern Michigan University, Marquette MI 9/19/12 350 Great Lakes Room 345-5Great job! We would definitely bring him back. Sarah Muellerleive, Special Events Coordinator

University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta CN 9/26/12 81 Dinwoodie 4444-54 Very pleasant Individual, easy to work with. Great performance. Audience enjoyed the show a lot! Jennifer Wanke, Sr Mgr- Programming & Venues Penn State Behrend, Erie PA 9/29/12 68 Bruno’s Cafe 5535-54 We had sound issues and he was very cooperative. I am very excited to bring him back in the future. Victoria Butler, Comedy Chair

Marist College, Poughkeepsie NY 9/30/12 230 Cabaret 5545444 His performance was outstanding! Made everyone in the room cry with laughter. Adam did a great job and I would book him again in a heartbeat. Kristen Forget, Comedy Chair-Prog Council

Loyola University/ New Orleans, New Orleans LA 10/4/12 95 Nunemaker Hall 5555555 Outstanding! Happy for the opportunity to host Adam. Courtney Williams, Assist DSA Worcester State University, Worcester MA 10/10/12 200+ Blue Lounge 4455-54 Matt Lobucus, Comedy Chair

St. John Fisher College, Rochester NY 10/25/12 65 Campus Mainstage 5555-5Mark Prunella-Miller, SAB Spotlight Coordinator

Paul Smith’s College, Paul Smith’s NY 10/26/12 100 4444444 Jill Susice, Coordinator of Student Activities

Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction CO 11/6/12 Bookcriff Cafe 5555--Adam was extremely easy to work with. His comedy was smart and extremely enjoyable. The students thoroughly enjoyed him. Tess Matsukang, Program Council Member

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove PA 11/16/12 150+ Trax Club 4555--Kaitlyn Tanis, Special Events Chair

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT 01/22/13 150 Student Center Semesters 4455-44 Really big turnout, students loved it! Colleen Powers, Assistant Director, Student Activities/Leadership Development

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Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH 01/25/13 200+ Dana Center, Saint Anselm College 5555--Brian Dye, Assistant Director, Student Activities

University of Connecticut-Avery Point, Groton, CT 01/30/13 40+ Branford Mansion 5545453 Adam was hilarious and the campus community seemed to really enjoy his act. We were glad to have him, and hope that he'll come back in the near future! Joseph Lener, Comedy Chair

University of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME 02/06/13 75+ Kimball Hall 5555-34 Adam was a great act to bring to UMM. His ability to connect with the students both before and after the show was great for the students! Adam was able to think quick on his feet and interject humor that related to the university and students; thus making the show much more personal and successful. Christopher Zukas, Director of Campus Activities University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME 02/07/13 156 Thomas Auditorium 5555555 He was a great person to work with. We had some difficulty with the location, but he didn't let it phase him. We look forward to working with him again in the future. Chelsea Collins, Executive Director of Programming Bates College, Lewiston, ME 02/08/13 125 Benjamin Mays Center 5555-55 Adam put on a great show, and was a true professional. He came the night of a blizzard, and his show was one of the only events on campus that night that wasn't cancelled. Keith Tannenbaum, Assistant Dean of Students Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT 02/11/13 183 Student Center BTR 5545544 Adam was hilarious! The students loved his show and loved his merchandise as well! Emilee Blais, Campus Activity Board: Comedy Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ 02/13/13 150 BLC 5555555 Adam is extremely professional. Not your ordinary comedian, because he goes with his own style. His jokes are educated which really fits a college audience. Gurman, Evan T. Westfield State University, Westfield, MA 02/23/13 49 Owl's Nest 5555555 Adam put on an amazing performance and was great to work with! He kept everyone laughing too! Danielle Morin, Program Coordinator ________________________________________ ALI WONG Kirkland Productions

University of Akron, Akron, OH 09/05/12 938 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Ali was absolutely hilarious from beginning to end! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 10/23/12 50 Student Union Living Room 4435-43 Lindsey Steele, SAC Graduate Assistant ________________________________________ AMY ANDERSON Summit Comedy Entertainment

Salve Regina University, Newport, RI 09/11/12 164 Antone Center 5555-5Amy was absolutely OUTSTANDING. We were really looking forward to having her as our opening comedy act this year and she definitely exceeded our expectations. Our audience number was STANDING ROOM ONLY and that never happens!! Being my first comedy show as director, I was absolutely ecstatic about the turnout and her connection with the audience. Her show was original and Amy is so down to earth! We would love to have her back and everyone who attended really enjoyed the show and talking with her afterward. Massive thank you! Emily Barkan, CAB Comedy Director ________________________________________ ANDREW NORELLI Artists West Entertainment

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA 03/03/13 62 Pogue Student Center 555555Andrew was great, his material very original. We have a lot of comedians come through our school and sometimes they have corny lines that you've heard before. Andrew's material was fresh and fun! Abby Trypus, Graduate Assistant ________________________________________ ANTON SHUFORD KP Comedy

Southern Vermont College, Bennington VT 9/5/12 80+ 5555545 Anton was very funny. We found him at NACA NE the year before. He’s a really nice guy. Karoline Chranowski-Sears, Dir Student Involvement Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT 09/12/12 35 Bolstadt Pub 3344-44 Kaitlyn Dyleski, Assist Director for Campus Activities Merrimack College, North Andover, MA 01/22/13 100 Cascia Hall 5555-5Rose Dolan, Assistant Director of Student Involvement ________________________________________ ASIF ALI Metropolis Mgmt & Entertainment Group

Cazenovia College, Cazenovia NY 09/07/12 149 McDonald Lecture Hall 4535-32 Asif was fun to have on campus. He bounced jokes off our students. However, to make his publicity for our campus was hard with the small photo the company emailed me. His website was more helpful. Victoria Sokolowski, Campus Program Coordinator Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL 09/20/12 200 Student Ballroom 4545-54 He was an excellent performer. He had the stu-

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HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES FOR THE RATINGS FOUND AFTER THE BUYER’S NAME AND PLAY DATE: (1) ORIGINALITY; (2) ARTIST’S ABILITY; (3) RELATIONSHIP TO THE AUDIENCE; (4) COOPERATION / ATTITUDE; (5) ROAD CREW / MANAGEMENT; (6) AGENCY COOPERATION; (7) PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS PROVIDED. Campus Reports listed in RED indicate the buyer reported a perfect score in all categories that applied to their campus performance for that artist or event. dents laughing because he was relatable and very funny. Meghan Moss-Solomon, Dir. of Comedy ________________________________________ BEN KRONBERG KP Comedy

Missouri State University-Springfield, Springfield, MO 02/14/13 98 Plaster Student Union Club 5345-5Ben was really great and really interacted with and engaged the audience. Emily Heffner, Comedy Chair ________________________________________ BUZZ SUTHERLAND Comedy Productions

University of Akron, Akron/Ohio 09/25/12 502 Student Union Ballroom 555555Buzz puts on a fantastic show through audience interaction and his talented use of fun and popular voices! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ CARMEN LYNCH KP Comedy

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA 09/21/12 40 Theater 4455-5Carmen was great to work with and students enjoyed the performance! Elizabeth Abowd, Chief Financial Officer ________________________________________ COLLIN SWEENY AND MIKE Personal Readiness Summit

Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas 08/28/12 200+ on campus 5555555 Absolutely the best show I’ve seen in a long time. Presenters were OUTSTANDING!! They checked in ahead of time, made arrangements and contacted me by phone several days ahead to discuss details and were true professionals. They connected with the audience and not only gave a great performance, but MADE the performance GREAT! Awesome job. Troy Moravec, Event Coordinator ________________________________________ COMEDY FEST - PAUL NARDIZZI, AMY ANDERSON, JOSH SNEED Summit Comedy, Inc.

Springfield College, Springfield, MA 12/13/12 100 Campus Union Stage 5555-5Students loved all 3 comedians! Summit Comedy was great to work with and very helpful! Christina Frugale, Graduate Associate ________________________________________ COMEDY MAGICIAN: BEN SEIDMAN Summit Comedy, Inc.

Cazenovia College, Cazenovia NY 08/31/12 147 McDonald Lecture Hall 5455554 Ben's show was very unique and shocked our students. You heard much laughter and "Ahhhhh"s during his show. He brought comedy into the magic so smoothly. With the mind reading, he hit a couple walls, but no one's perfect! Overall, we enjoyed having Ben Seidman at Cazenovia College! Victoria Sokolowski, Campus Program Coordinator ________________________________________

CRISTELA ALONZO Arson House

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 08/19/12 1500+ Byrnes Auditorium 555554Cristela was AWESOME!! So many students enjoyed her performance and asked me to bring her back to campus again, soon! Taylor Redd, Comedy Chair of DSU Programming Board

University of Akron, Akron/Ohio 09/18/12 510 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Cristela was extremely interactive with the crowd! She had a little bit for everyone in the crowd to keep us all laughing. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ DEAN EDWARDS KP Comedy

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 08/21/12 575+ Allen Theater 5555-55 The only reason we scored N/A for road crew/management is because the artist was the only agency member we had contact with. Dean was great to work with. The students loved the show - especially how he brought audience members on stage to participate. He is a seasoned veteran and is so easy to work with. Thanks for an awesome show! Kelsey Holt, Tech Activities Board Advisor

University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio TX 8/23/11 250 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Dean was excellent! This was a clean show. The students loved him! Paul A, Director of University Events ________________________________________ DON’T WE BOYS Kramer International

Bethel University, McKenzie, TN 09/05/12 55 Multipurpose Room 5555555 Our students are usually hard to please but the Don't We Boys knocked their socks off. They are already asking when they are coming back to campus. The guys were fun to work with and absolute joy to watch on stage. They were funny, current, and just all around amazing. I would give them a 15 out of 10! Rachel Stephens, Director of Student Activities

Le Moyne College, Syracuse NY 9/15/12 65+ 5555555 Excellent! Beth Griffith, Area Director ________________________________________ ERIC O'SHEA Summit Comedy

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL 08/17/12 800 Theater 5555-5The show and artist were great! Did not have a single student leave the show! Brent Fin, Director ________________________________________ ERIK RIVERA Bass/Schuler Entertainment

Lewis University, Romeoville/IL 08/24/12 75+ Student Union 5555555 Erik gave a wonderful performance and all the students seemed to have enjoyed the show. So

glad that we booked him and we wish him the best of luck! Sophia Barakat, SORC

Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky 09/27/12 240 Hodge Auditorium 5555-55 Erik Rivera was awesome! Our students loved him, as his show was hilarious. His improv skills are great, and we will definitely be looking to have him back soon! Adam Capps, Asst. Director of Student Activities ________________________________________ GRANT LYON G.G. Greg

Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH 08/29/12 180 Central Dining Room 5555-5Grant was great - related to the students before, during, and after show. It was our first event of the year and he definitely made a great name for our programming committee! Katie McLaughlin, President, Union Board

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 09/22/12 30 Union Station 4444-4Grant Lyon has a unique sense of humor that does not fail to at least make you smile. He was very genuine and talked to some of the audience members at the end of the show. Yamilka Roque, Dickinson College ________________________________________ GUY BRANUM KP Comedy

CSU Chico, Chico, CA 10/05/12 50+ UHUB 5435-54 Shyna Deepak, Music and Comedy Coordinator ________________________________________ HELEN HONG Kirkland Productions

Washington State University-Tri-Cities, Richland, WA 05/03/13 200+ Red Lion Hotel 4535553 The artist did not arrive for microphone check. However, she was easy to work with our team. She did request items, such as diet coke, on the day of the event, which was not included in our contract. But again, the requests was able to be accommodated. The students and guests truly enjoyed her comedic set. Allison Rodgers, Student Involvement Supervisor ________________________________________ JASON WEEMS KP Comedy

Fort Hays State University, Hays KS 8/12/12 35 4 4 5 5 - 4 Jason was great to work with. CAB

University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 11/29/12 150 Mitchell Center Arena Globe 3455-5Jason was a super nice guy! If you're expecting "jokes" to be told from start to finish, this is not the show for you; however, if you prefer audience interaction and funny stories, Jason is your guy! Very professional and personable. Students enjoyed the show and had a good time at dinner with Jason afterward. Heather Sprinkle, Coordinator, University Programs

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Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 01/08/13 325+ MPR 5555555 We loved working with Jason and suggest him and KP Comedy for shows in the future. Berto Cerrillo, Advisor for Campus Programs

Menlo College, Atherton, CA 01/09/13 100 Florence Moore Auditorium 4555-55 Menlo College really enjoyed the show that Jason Weems performed for us. We loved the originality of his jokes and the connection made with the audience. Jason was very well mannered and arrived on time and even performed a little longer that expected. Menlo College highly recommends Jason Weems. :) Charnae Dickson, Student Gov VP The College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID 01/28/13 100 Student Center 5555555 The show with Jason Weems was HILARIOUS! He was so original and quick on his feet. Most of his show was interacting with the crowd and it went very well! Ariel Lawson, Program Council Chair

Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR 01/29/13 50 Pacific Room 5555555 Jason was amazing. We unfortunately had a mishap with advertising and did not get the crowd size we had hoped for, however Jason did a tremendous job of working with the audience size and really stepped up to the plate. We would recommend him anytime. Audra Rhodes, Director ________________________________________ JAY BLACK Cutting Edge Entertainment

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/23/12 970 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Such a friendly guy! His Q&A went on twice as long as expected because the students just couldn't get enough! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB JEN KOBER Admire Entertainment

Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 08/23/12 550+ LSSU Arts Center 5555-54 Jen Kober is by far the best comedian that we have seen in at least five years. She made the students laugh so hard that a few of them had to leave their seats and use the restroom. One student stated; "Best event so far in the three years I have been at LSSU. Not only did she make you laugh she made your gut hurt." Caitlyn Schmitigal, Activities Board E-Board Member University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 11/14/12 217 Student Union Ballroom 555555Jen Kober has a way with bringing audience members into her act which had everyone in attendance laughing from beginning to end. Absolutely hilarious. Holly K Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ JESSI CAMPBELL Summit Comedy

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL 08/17/12 800 Theater

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5555-5Artist and show were amazing! Brent Fine, Director

Winona State University, Winona MN 8/22/12 5555-51 Jessi was amazing to work with. No promo was provided and would have been great to give to students. She was a little late arriving. Otherwise, we would love to have her back because she was amazing. Kimberly Melle, Special Events University of Wisconsin, Platteville WI 10/6/12 5555-51 Jessi was amazing! I can’t say enough good things about her and her show. it was everything I hoped for and more! Brianne Ratkovich, Event Producer Iowa Wesleyan College, Iowa 10/17/12 0 Chapel 5555555 Jessi was great! She was wonderful to work with and would recommend her to anyone! Kat Niemann, Director of Student Activities

Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND 01/15/13 60+ L2, Nafus Student Center 5555-55 Jessi connected with the audience and had them laughing the entire show. It was a pretty clean show that worked great for our campus. Krysten Edwards, Director of Student Activities ________________________________________ JOEL MEYERS GP Entertainment

Alfred State College, Alfred, New York 10/13/12 100+ Orvis Activities Center 5555555 I had the pleasure to work with Joel Meyers before, during, and after the show and it was an honor. He was the sweetest, funniest guy that I have worked with. I would love to have him back at Alfred State again soon!!!! Alyssa Lindenmeier, APB's Hospitality Chair ________________________________________ JONATHAN BURNS Fresh Variety

St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA 08/20/12 250+ Rogalski Center 5555-5Jonathan Burns was a great first act of the year because he worked so well with the new student leaders running their first event. I was very appreciative. Jason Richter, Director of Student Engagement Nichols College, Dudley, MA 09/02/12 150 Daniels Auditorium 5555555 Very funny, the students enjoyed it! Beth Gionfriddo, Assistant Director of the Center for Student University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Green Bay, WI 09/04/12 350+ Phoenix Rooms UWGB 5555-55 He was really excellent. I couldn't have asked for a better performer for the first event of the year. He got a great crowd in and had an effective and entertaining teaser. Elizabeth Ledvina, Variety Ent. Coordinator

Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL 09/28/12 250+ Dahl Chapel 5555-55 Emily Orenstein, Performing Arts Chair ________________________________________ K-VON Neon Entertainment

Bloomsburg University of PA, Bloomsburg, PA 12/07/12 136 Kehr Union Ballroom 5555-5Rob Rowinski, Spec Events Chair ________________________________________

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Wright State University-Main Campus, Dayton, OH 11/17/12 1400 Nutter Center 4555212 Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele put on an amazing show themselves on event day. They went above and beyond by spending time hanging out with the programming board. While doing so, they did research on the culture of the campus and wrote their customized opening act based on the facts provided about the institution. The crowd loved hearing all about themselves. Due to the projection needs of the show, it would have been useful to have the cues and a crew available at the show (or noted in the rider). Lastly, the agency had little prepared to assist in promoting the show as would be expected of an act of this magnitude and failed frequently to return calls, emails, or requests for information. Daniel Schraeder, Assistant Director for Residence Life ________________________________________ KIMBERLY CLARK KP Comedy

Denison University, Granville, Ohio 11/02/12 40+ The Roost 4455-5I thought that she was very good and one thing that impressed me was the fact that she asked about the temperament of the audience to her material before hand. We have previously had artists that were very touchy and the fact that she wanted to make sure that people were still comfortable was something that highly resonated with me. Latasha Hoard, Director of Comedy 2012-13 ________________________________________ LARRY OMAHA Artists West Entertainment

Mt Hood Community College, Gresham, OR 04/23/13 100+ Main Mall 5555555 Larry provided us with an amazing performance. Having a talent like that on campus was the highlight of the term! He had great interactions with the crowd, made good use of our campus in his material and had a great appreciation for our diversity. I'm sure we will have Larry back on campus soon! Crystal White, Dir. of Diversity ________________________________________ MARY PATTERSON KP Comedy

Missouri State University-Springfield, Springfield, MO 02/14/13 98 Plaster Student Union Club 4455-5Mary was great at interacting with the audience. A majority of the audience was female and I think they could really relate to all her jokes and enjoyed her overall. Emily Heffner, Comedy Chair ________________________________________ MICHAEL KENT Fresh Variety

The College of New Jersey, Ewing NJ 11/16/12 50 Student Center 5555-55 Karissa Kozlak, Student Ctr Assistant Mgr. ________________________________________ MICHAEL PALASCAK Bass Schuler Entertainment

Trinity University, San Antonio TX 8/25/12 5545-45 Michael was friendly and interested/ engaged at dinner before the show. The audience was engaged and a bunch of students wanted to meet him. Briana McGlamory, Coordinator CCI

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute IN 8/24/12 5555555 Great Show! Donna Gustafson, Dean of Student Svcs

Midway College, Midway, KY 10/02/12 175+ Duthie Auditorium 5555-45 Our students thoroughly enjoyed Michael's show and warm up prior to the show. We will definitely invite him back to our campus in the future. Ellen Gregory, VP Marketing & Communications ________________________________________ MICHAEL YO KP Comedy

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 08/21/12 575+ Allen Theater 5555-55 Michael was awesome to work with. He was so much fun - and he definitely went above and beyond interacting with the students! He made a special point to adapt to the culture of Texas Tech and our students and this was evident in his performance. Thanks for a great show! The only reason we scored n/a for road crew/management is because the artist traveled alone. Kelsey Holt, Tech Activities Board Advisor University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 11/07/12 362 Student Union Ballroom 555555Michael Yo hosted our Students Against MS event this year and did an amazing job. He started off with his own comedy skit and ran the rest of the show so smoothly! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ MIKE E. WINFIELD AND SAMMY OBEID Kirkland Productions

California State University-Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 04/03/13 145 University Union Ballroom 3343443 Sammy Obeid was great (his second time on campus this year). Mike E Winfield seemed a little nervous at first, but gained momentum as the show progressed. Ajamu Lamumba, Advisor ________________________________________ MISSION IMPROVable Bass Schuler Entertainment

Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica NY 4/20/12 Theater 5555555 Fantastic show. Very original. Some of the best audience participation. Great job. Campus Activities Board

Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau MO 5/7/12 300 UC Ballroom 5555555 Loved the show! The guys were very flexible. They worked with our students and the venue very well. We would love to have them back. Kayla Brannam, Comedy Coordinator University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL 6/29/12 Robison Theater 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 These guys were the best to work with! I highly recommend them to perform at your school. Brent Fine, Director

North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City IA 8/22,23,24/ 2012 500 Orientation 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 This is the BEST show we have ever had! Dan Juhl, Student Activities Coordinator

Ashford University, Clinton IA 8/23/12 350 St Francis Gym 5555555 MI Rocks! So happy we had the chance to meet them and introduce them to our students.

Amazing show! Heather McCue, GA Activities

Nichols University, Dudley MA 9/1/12 55 Daniels Auditorium 5555555 Awesome energy. Students loved them. Giuanna Raffa, CAB President

University of New Hampshire, Durham NH 9/2/12 240 Memorial Union 5555555 Awesome Dave Zamansky, Assistant Director

Waldorf College, Forest City IA 9/8/12 Recital Hall 5555555 These guys ROCK! Amy Woods, Director of Student Activities

University of Michigan/Dearborn, Dearborn MI 9/13/12 50 University Center 5555-55 Amazing and hilarious show. They were super. CAB

Capital University, Columbus, OH 01/18/13 50+ Huntington Recital Hall 5555555 As always, we love MI! Deanna Wagner, Assistant Director of Student and Community Engagement Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 01/25/13 81 CAC Theater 5555555 Loved it! Rachel Tuck, Shocker Spirit Chair

The College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, MN 01/31/13 80 Mitchell Auditorium 5555555 Nice and the audience really loved them. We’re excited to have them back for future events. Faysal Houtait, Director of Marketing

Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 9/14/12 5555-5Mission Improvable performed hilarious shows that the audience loved. The artists were fantastic to work with as well as the agency. Stephanie Strawska, Arts Director Herkimer County Community College Herkimer NY 9/18/12 35 RMCC 288 5555555 The students LOVED it! A very good show. LeAnn Pratt, Assistant DSA SUNY Morrisville, Morrisville NY 9/21/12 STUAC Theater 5555555 Great show. Can’t wait to have them back. Nathan Compton, CAB Chairperson

Marian University, Fond Du lac WI 9/26/12 65 HSC 5555555 Very easy to communicate with. Clear directions and very personable. Julie Gnieweb, DSA

Adelphi University, Garden City NY 10/9/12 Univ Center Ballroom 5555-45 The show was energetic, very enjoyable and the audience was engaged the second they got on stage. We will definitely have them back. Jennifer Hunker, Assoc Director Edgewood College, Madison WI 10/12/12 100 Anderson Auditorium 4455443 Glad they asked about the age range to guage how appropriate to make the show. We felt the guessing game at the end of the event lasted a little too long but was still funny. We enjoyed this over-all. Suzie Chang/Ashley Staley, Co-Chairs

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HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES FOR THE RATINGS FOUND AFTER THE BUYER’S NAME AND PLAY DATE: (1) ORIGINALITY; (2) ARTIST’S ABILITY; (3) RELATIONSHIP TO THE AUDIENCE; (4) COOPERATION / ATTITUDE; (5) ROAD CREW / MANAGEMENT; (6) AGENCY COOPERATION; (7) PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS PROVIDED. Campus Reports listed in RED indicate the buyer reported a perfect score in all categories that applied to their campus performance for that artist or event. Western New England University, Springfield MA 10/13/12 Rivers Auditorium 5555555 The show was “off the hook”!! Absolutely amazing and hysterical. Robert Foo. Family & Friends Weekend Chair Texas A&M University, Kingsville TX 10/22/12 Jones Auditorium 5555555 Had a lot fo energy throughout the performance. The show was a blast and all the guys were super fun. Lydia Ayala, Comedy & Magic Chair St. Gregory’s University, Shawnee OK 10/24/12 5555555 The show was wonderful. The students loved the show. Amelia Patterson, CAB

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso IN 10/27/12 Harre Ballroom 5555554 Loved them as always. They never disappoint! We invite them back every year. Jessica Wilson, Assist DSA

Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univ, Daytona FL 11/2/12 100 Student Center 5555555 Love the show - talent and agency both are great to work with! Third year on campus & still very well received. Very engaging and always such high energy. Jessica Secrey, Associate DSA Cazenovia College, Cazenovia NY 11/10/12 102 McDonald Lecture Hall 5555555 Cazenovia LOVED Mission IMPROVable! Worked with our campus' Improv Anonymous troupe and they are excited to try the new things MI taught them! Can't wait to have MI back again! Victoria Sokolowski, Campus Prog Coordinator

Concordia University-Wisconsin, Mequon, WI 02/14/13 185+ Todd Wehr Auditorium 5555-55 Mission IMPROVable has been awesome to have at Concordia! Not only are they a great group of guys, but also had a hilarious and enjoyable show! Can't wait to have them back at Concordia in future years! Definitely the best of their style! Samantha Freese, Campus Activities Co-ord. Benedictine University-Springfield, Springfield, IL 02/21/13 40 Student Lounge 5555-55 Great! Holly Rae Blandford, Associate Coordinator Student Development

Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA 02/22/13 150+ Orange Carpet 5555555 They were great! I really enjoyed working with them. Flexible and put on a great program! Maureen Walsh, President of Greek Council Urbana University, Urbana, OH 02/28/13 75 Student Center 5555555 Wonderful as always! MI consistently delivers top notch shows and are wonderful to work with! Mitch Joseph, Director of Campus Life Bradley University, Peoria, IL 03/03/13 150+ Student Center Ballroom 5555555 Excellent event connected to admission event Tom Coy, Director of Student Activities Bradley University, Peoria, IL

03/03/13 150+ Student Center Ballroom 5555555 Excellent event connected to admission event Tom Coy, Director of Student Activities

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 03/24/12 350+ The International Center 5555555 We LOVE Mission IMPROVable here at Michigan State! We usually ask them to come perform twice a year because they're a big hit and have a great following of students. They're incredible to work with and really enjoy getting to know the volunteers and audience members. Their attitude is awesome and their shows are always hilarious. Bass/Schuler is a great agency to work with as well. We know that when we work with them we're getting quality entertainment. I'd recommend Mission IMPROVable to any school looking to bring out a lot of students and have a great time! Melissa Klusek, Director of Marketing

University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan, Sheboygan, WI 03/28/13 65 Commons/Union area 4333443 Worked out well! Jena Jaeckels, Student Life Advisor

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX 04/02/13 200 Ballroom 5555555 We loved having Mission Improvable. It was new to our campus and we took a chance on them, but it worked out wonderfully. The gentlemen engaged the audience and were very entertaining and fun. We would definitely have them again! Lily Gonzalez, Assistant Director University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 04/05/13 150+ Ballroom 5555555 They hosted our annual fashion show and were amazing! Students stayed throughout the entire fashion show (1.5 hours) because of their engaging performance and audience interaction. Amazing show that captivates students. Angela Zemke, Late Night Programs North Central College, Naperville, IL 04/12/13 100 White Activities Center 4455--The Mission IMPROVable guys are great to work with every time. We love having them come to our campus. Whitney Brough, Area Hall Director Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA 04/13/13 100 Anderson Auditorium 5555555 A. Farmer-Hanson, Dir of Civic Engagement

North Central Missouri College, Trenton, MO 04/17/13 75+ Ketcham Community Center 5555554 Lesli Wyatt, Residence Life Coordinator

University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 04/26/13 80+ HALE Science Building 5555555 Great people, great performance, and fun to hang out with. Peter Cirkovic, ImprovFest! ________________________________________ PETE LEE The College Agency

Urbana University, Urbana, OH 01/10/13 80+ Student Center 5555-5-

Pete Lee is a perfect comedian for any size campus. He worked extremely well with our students and programming board. Absolutely a top-notch act! TCA and Sue Boxrud was fantastic to work with! Mitch Joseph, Director of Campus Life ________________________________________ RENEE SANTOS Sophie K Entertainment

Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg PA 9/8/12 5555-5Rob Rowinski, Special Events Chair ________________________________________ RODNEY LANEY Kirkland Productions

Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas 08/25/12 200 Junell Center Stephens Arena 5555-5He was great! In a very non-ideal situation (a comedian's nightmare of a venue) he was wonderful and the audience had a great time! Lindsay Boynton, Leadership Develop Coord ________________________________________ RONNIE JORDAN Auburn Moon Agency

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL 11/28/12 350 Student Ballroom 5555-55 Meghan Moss-Solomon, Director of Comedy ________________________________________ ROY WOOD, JR. Summit Comedy, Inc.

Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste Marie, MI 01/15/13 300+ Cisler Center 4445554 Great event for such a small school! Aubrey Ekblad, Director Of Activities Board ________________________________________ RYAN & FRIENDS Fresh Variety

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 02/08/13 150+ MSU Union 4345353 The students and their siblings had so much fun watching the Ryan & Friends show. He was a very nice and easy person to work with, as well as his agent Laura. Kaitlyn West, Committee Member ________________________________________

and hilariously interesting. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________

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Hendrix College, Conway AR 8/29/12 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 Sean was amazing and the easiest artist I’ve worked with in a while. He was funnier than the comedian we had last week. We made our own promo because the B/S promo was bland. Brent Owens, Assist Dir of Student Activities ________________________________________ SHANE MAUSS Kirkland Productions

Washington State University-Tri-Cities, Richland, WA 05/03/13 200+ Red Lion Hotel 5545553 The artist did not arrive for microphone check. However, he was easy for our team to to work with. He did request coffee, on the day of the event, which was not included in our contract. But we were able to be accommodate his request. The students and guests truly enjoyed his comedic set. Allison Rodgers, Student Involvement Supervisor ________________________________________ SHAWN FELIPE Cutting Edge Entertainment

SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill NY 9/13/12 200 Theater 5555-5Shawn put on a stellar performance and kept the audience laughing through the entire evening. Matt Gregory, CSA Vice President ________________________________________ THE BLACK-JEW DIALOGUES Bass/Schuler Entertainment

North Country Community College, Saranac Lake, NY 10/11/12 80 Lecture Hall/theater 5555-32 Signage was not available from the company. Thankfully, we had the image from the website and created our own. Larry Jay and Ron shared important life messages through their humor, media, costumes, script and more. In the best of ways, they engaged, educated and entertained an audience of college students and faculty. Bobbie Karp, Dir of Campus and Student Life

Missouri State University-Springfield, Springfield, MO 02/14/13 98 Plaster Student Union Club 5534-5Everyone that attended the event really enjoyed his set and thought he was hilarious. Emily Heffner, Comedy Chair ________________________________________

Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, IA 01/22/13 100+ Iowa Western Arts Center 5555555 The BJD performance was great! They engaged the audience for the entire show with their clever comedy, slide show and video usage, and their ability to relate to the audience. The open discussion following the performance was powerful, inspiring, and highly educational. I would recommend the BJD to anyone looking for a diversity program with a twist! Adam Long, Student Life Coordinator

University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 01/29/13 312 Student Union Ballroom 555555The show was a hit! Samuel and the agency were great to work with. His Q&A in the middle of his skit made the show unique, fun,

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 01/24/13 200 Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom

SAMMY OBEID KP Comedy

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Colorado State University-Pueblo, Pueblo, CO 01/24/13 35 Occhiato University Center (OUC) Ballroom 5555555 Great performance, engaged w/ audience well. Cristianna Lopez, Events Manager

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55555-5 Second time I've seen the show and enjoyed it both times. Both entertaining and educating. Moshe Gershovich, Director, Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA 02/26/13 25 Multipurpose room 5555-53 Ingrid Calderon, Multicultural Chair

University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus, St. Petersburg, FL 03/25/13 40 USC Ballroom 5555555 Jovanna Guevara, Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs ________________________________________ TIM YOUNG Student Life

California Lutheran University, California Lutheran University 10/19/12 112 Theater 5555554 Ellie Jiang, Programming Intern ________________________________________ TODD WOMACK Kirkland Productions

Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ 12/11/12 35 Friends Hall 4445-54 Kathryn Lee, Program Coordinator ________________________________________ TREVOR BORIS KP Comedy/Kirkland Productions

Augusta State University, Augusta, GA 09/19/12 400+ Outdoor Amphitheatre 5555-55 This is our second time working with a comedy act for our Annual Talent Show and Trevor exceeded any expectations we had. He did everything we asked of him, as well as took the liberty to make things work that he knew the students would love! Jessica L. Haskins, Assist Dir. for Programs Albright College, Reading, Pa 10/10/12 65+ Campus Center Main Lounge 3344-44 Tiffany Clayton, Assistant Director of Student Activities

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 10/19/12 40 Dina's Place Theater 5554-4Taylor Redd, Comedy & Novelty Chair ________________________________________

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ANDREW MARKS Endeavor Entertainment Inc.

Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH 02/20/13 20 Daniel Webster College 4555-4Andrew was wonderful when we had him at DWC for a coffee house performance. We did not get a great turn out but Andrew had a great attitude and kept the audience happy. He arrived quite early and had everything set up by the time I returned from a meeting. He was wonderful to work with and I would recommend him to anyone! Elena Marinelli, Assistant Director of Student Life Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT 04/08/13 40 Farnham Programming Space 5555555 Andrew Marks was absolutely amazing! Everyone loved having him perform! Marissa Lavorgna, Entertainment Senior Programmer ________________________________________ ANDY GRAMMER Paradigm Talent Agency

University of Akron, Akron/Ohio 10/03/12 824 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Andy ran up through the crowd, through the building, and up to the balcony! He had covers that everyone loved and sang along to. The crowd didn't actually sit down from beginning to end. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ BO BICE Degy Booking

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 08/24/12 300 Byrnes Auditorium 455544Callie Boyer, Contemporary Music Chair

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 08/24/12 300 Byrnes Auditorium 455455Autumn Mathis, Contemporary Music Committee ________________________________________ CAS HALEY Developing Artist Booking

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL 10/23/12 300+ Library Lawn 5555555 Cas was one of the nicest people that i have worked with. He was so helpful with the entire show and his laid back attitude really set a great mood for the show. Domenic Volpi, Director of Live Entertainment ________________________________________ DAKABOOM Degy Entertainment

University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 04/16/13 216 Student Union Starbucks 555555Dakaboom was such an amazing, dynamic duo. It was like watching two best friends have the greatest time of their lives on stage while hilariously entertaining the audience. Comedy, music, and personality all in one show! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ DESI VALENTINE Cutting Edge Entertainment

Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste Marie, MI 02/12/13 45 Arts Center 5535-55 Good Show! Great to be around, full of fun, en-

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ergy and excitement! A must have! Caitlyn Schmitigal, Street Team Chair

San Jacinto College-Central, Pasadena, TX 02/25/13 75 Cafe 455455Desi is a good up and coming performer. He is unique in his music style. Weather caused him to delay his arrival, but overall everything went well. Amanda Rose, Coordinator of Student Life ________________________________________ DJ Kirkland Productions

Texas Women’s University/Dallas, Dallas TX 9/5/12 180 2335543 Chré Parnell, Student Life Coordinator ________________________________________ GARY JOHNSON GP Entertainment

Westmoreland Community College, Youngwood PA 8/31/12 1,000 5555-44 We loved being able to request songs throughout the show. Kelly Carpenter, Student Actv Coord Cowley College, Arkansas City KS 8/14/12 5555555 Gary was awesome! Loved his interaction with ALL the students. Kristi Shaw, DSL

Cabrini College, Radnor PA 9/26/12 60 Grace Hall 5555454 Everyone loved him! We had a great time. Amber LaJeunesse, Asst Dir of Student Engagement

Nazareth College, Rochester NY 9/27/12 100 Dining Hall 4555544 Gary put on a great show! He is very easy to work with and the students loved him. Every time he comes to campus the students ask when we can bring him back! Rachel Cordy, Assist Dir of Student Activities ________________________________________ HANA PESTLE Degy Booking International

University of Akron, Akron/Ohio 10/30/12 197 Student Union Starbucks 555555Hana was a delight to have on campus. She was extremely personable and her performance had the audience awestruck. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ HEY MONEA The College Agency

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 08/18/12 508 Byrnes Auditorium 544555Callie Boyer, Contemporary Music Chair

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 08/18/12 508 Byrnes Auditorium 5555555 Autumn Mathis, Contemp Music Committee ________________________________________ JACKIE TOHN GP Entertainment

University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 04/09/13 188 Student Union Starbucks 555555Jackie was absolutely perfect. She was hilarious all throughout her performance and interacted with the crowd the entire time. She sang beautifully and made up silly, fun

songs along the way. She was more than willing to hang out after the performance to meet with our students. A great pleasure to work with all around! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ JAKE OUSLEY Wally's World Of Entertainment

Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 09/26/12 50 Shorty's, Benson Center 5535454 Kirsten Hutton, Student Union Coffeehouse Chair University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay, WI 11/02/12 65 Coffee House 3333333 He was a delight to have on campus Stephanie Kaponya, Program Coordinator Office of Student Life

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 11/08/12 30+ Alumni Memorial Union- Student Union 5555555 Jake interacted great with the audience. He was genuine and made the atmosphere very friendly! Sasha Molin, Coffeehouse Commissioner Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge, MN 12/11/12 50 Campus Food Court 5555-5Cindi Gilbert, Student Activities Coordinator ________________________________________ JARED MAHONE IC Artist Agency

Quinnipiac University, Hamden 09/15/12 50 Cafe 5555555 Jared Mahone was one of the most innovative musical artists we have brought to campus. He combines his soulful background and love for hip-hop to make a musical experience like no other. His show was also full of humor and the audience clearly felt his passion for performing. Steve Pagios, Assistant Director ________________________________________ JESSE RUBEN AND CHRIS AYER Jesse Ruben

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 02/21/13 70 The Edge 5533-55 I enjoyed Jesse and Chris. We've had Jesse before at my school and he was great then. He was cordial when I met him but once he was on the stage he became a little egotistical. There were times when he would repeatedly stop the show to hassle a single audience member for looking at their cell phone. Then he got onto a foreign student for being on the phone (but she wasn't speaking loudly nor did the phone cause interruption). I just thought it was annoying for him to make a big deal that detracted attention from his performance. Chris Ayer was a sweetheart throughout his time with us. Overall, I still would recommend these guys to perform. Faith Cook ________________________________________ JETTY RAE Quick Artist Agency

Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste Marie, MI 11/29/12 50 Galley 5555555 Awesome Artist. Definitely will be having her back! Aubrey Ekblad, Director Of Activities Board ________________________________________ JOANNA BURNS Hey Cole

University of Akron, Akron/Ohio 11/27/12 178 Student Union Starbucks 555555-

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HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES FOR THE RATINGS FOUND AFTER THE BUYER’S NAME AND PLAY DATE: (1) ORIGINALITY; (2) ARTIST’S ABILITY; (3) RELATIONSHIP TO THE AUDIENCE; (4) COOPERATION / ATTITUDE; (5) ROAD CREW / MANAGEMENT; (6) AGENCY COOPERATION; (7) PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS PROVIDED. Campus Reports listed in RED indicate the buyer reported a perfect score in all categories that applied to their campus performance for that artist or event. Joanna was a pleasure to work with. Extremely nice and polite. Her performance was interactive and her music was clearly loved by the audience. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ JOSH VIETTI Diversity Talent

Minot State University, Minot, ND 09/12/12 35+ Beaver Dam 5555-5Josh is great to work with as always! We'll continue to bring him back for years to come. The students love him and his performance. He is easy to work with and accommodate and always grateful to be here. Aaron Hughes, Student Activities Coordinator Morninside College, Sioux City IA 9/14/12 255 Eppley Auditorium 5555554 We were having technical difficulties but Josh was very understanding, patient and flexible as our sound crew did their best work with the sound system. Josh was personable and took an interest in our students. He was even sharing his experiences and some tips with one of our students who is an aspiring performer! Julie Pitel, Student Activities Coordinator

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA 9/25/12 Burruss Auditorium 5555554 Josh is as amazing as is his show! A joy to work with and a true talent. Immediate talk of how to bring him back the morning after the show. L. Bedenbaugh, Assist Dir of Student Programming Wartburg College, Waverly, IA 10/13/12 200+ McCaskey Lyceum 5442-3Katie Aldrich, Security and Logistics Executive

Viterbo University, La Crosse WI 10/26/12 70 Cafeteria 5554-24 He spent the whole show performing amongst the crowd of students. He fed off our energy. Kari Reyburn, Director of Campus Activities ________________________________________ KAZUAL Metropolis Mgmt & Entertainment Group

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL 12/03/12 3000+ FGCU Library Lawn 5555555 The a cappella troupe Kazual, was a huge hit at my Winter Wonderland event earlier this month! They were wonderful to work with and very adaptable to the music selection and even sang some holiday songs. I would book them again in a heartbeat! Laura Guzick, Director of Traditions ________________________________________ LIVE BAND KARAOKE Bass/Schuler Entertainment

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/25/12 1434 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555The students loved being a part of a band for a night! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ MAGGIE MCCLURE & SHANE HENRY Wally's World Of Entertainment San Jacinto College-Central, Pasadena, TX 12/04/12 250 Student Center Cafe

4555555 Maggie & Shane are always popular with the students. They are both very down to earth and great to work with. They are not high maintenance artists and appreciates the opportunity to perform for the students. They stayed after and spoke with students. Their cost is very reasonable and affordable. Their music is appealing to the students. Amanda Rose, Coordinator of Student Life ________________________________________ MICAH DALTON Auburn Moon

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 09/06/12 100 The Edge 5555555 Micah was so much fun. You could tell that he really wanted to be here. We loved having him! Sharnice Alexander, Coffeehouse Chair ________________________________________ NATALIE STOVALL Degy Entertainment inc.

Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 08/30/12 200+ LSSU Arts Center 5555555 She was the best performance our school has ever seen. She rocks out on her fiddle and wows the crowd. The audience cheered for an encore and she returned to play one last song. After the performance a student said, "She is the best and hottest thing that has hit LSSU in several years." Caitlyn Schmitigal, Street Team Chair ________________________________________ NOAH GUTHRIE LH7 Management

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 09/06/12 100 The Edge 5555555 Sharnice Alexander, Coffeehouse Chair ________________________________________ PRESTON PUGMIRE Auburn Moon Agency

Concordia College at Moorhead, Moorhead, MN 11/08/12 150 The Maize 5555555 In my opinion, He is the best performer we have had at our school! He is one of the most kind people I have ever met and he is extremely talented with his unique style and sound. This is our second consecutive year having him perform at our school and he was even more amazing this year! I hope to bring him back again in 2013-14. Words cannot describe how great he is! Nick Bainer, Lead Commissioner Campus Entertainment

University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 01/13/13 1170 Student Union Starbucks 555555Preston is extremely entertaining from beginning to end. He connected amazingly with our students, sang some well-known crowd favorites, and even used a megaphone as part of his performance! Holly K Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ SOUTH JORDAN Auburn Moon Agency

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/20/12 243 Student Union Starbucks 555555They put on a great show! Very easy to work with. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL 02/07/13 250+ Outdoor Recreational Space 5555555 South Jordan was the perfect choice for our event and all of the students loved them! The guys also stuck around for as long as it took to take pictures and interact with the fans. It was an awesome evening for all! FGCU Programming Board would hire them again in a heart beat. Laura Guzick, Late Night Director ________________________________________

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Vincennes University Jasper, Jasper, IN 01/16/13 250 Jasper Arts Center 5555555 Matt and Jason were extremely easy to work with leading up to and planning for the show. I was impressed with their professionalism and the amount of materials they had which helped with marketing the event. I was also impressed with how well they planned ahead to ensure everything would be in place when they came. The day of the show they showed up right on time with smiles on their faces. It was evident that they enjoy what they do. Setting up for the show was a breeze. They did it all! They were very easy to please and extremely laid back. I could not have asked them to be any easier to work with. I would recommend AudioBody for every campus that is looking for something entertaining, creative, hilarious, and inspiring. You will not be disappointed! Alli Baer, Student Activities Coordinator Maryville University of Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO 04/13/13 125 Auditorium 5555555 Their performance was awesome! Everyone who attended enjoyed the show. I am so glad AudioBody was able to come and perform on the Maryville campus! Kristen Kenney, CAB Live Performance Chair ________________________________________ CHRISJONES Bass/Schuler

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA 08/06/12 400 Georgia Tech Student Center 5555-55 ChrisJones is a phenomenal hypnotist and an excellent entertainer! Prior to Chris arriving to campus, both Chris and his agent promptly responded to emails and phone calls. Chris and his agent were a pleasure to work with. They both had positive attitudes and excellent communication skills. The moment Chris arrived on campus; he took the time to ask his host appropriate questions related to the specific student population he would be performing for. Chris exceeded our expectations by arriving early to do magic tricks during their dinner! Once Chris got on stage, he had the students’ undivided attention. The students were engaged during the entire show and were laughing hysterically. Chris listened to the needs of our students and created an original performance. During the performance, Chris asked the audience for ideas to use and incorporated the students’ ideas into the show! Our students are still raving about ChrisJones and quoting his act. We look forward to working with Chris again in the future! Amber Galusha - Patel, Hall Director

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Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 09/28/12 650+ Marquette Alumni Memorial Student Union Ballrooms 5555555 Chris is by far one of the best and most engaging performers we've ever had come to our campus and by far THE best hypnotist. The audience was laughing hysterically the entire time and didn't want the show to end! Chris is super friendly and willing to hang out with everyone which was awesome as so many people wanted to chat with him after the incredible show they had just seen. I know we will be bringing Chris back to our campus. He made our event one of the best events Marquette University has seen! If I had to give him 5 stars, he'd have a 6 in my book! Amanda Roenius, Marquette University Student Government Programmer Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI 11/13/12 100 BEC Student Commons 4455-54 ChrisJones was a success on our campus. He connected well to our audience, including a few children who attended. He had a unique way in which he described hypnosis which put the audience at ease to participate. We will invite Chris back to our campus. Alisa Hoepner Schley, Student Life Specialist Midland University, Fremont, NE 11/14/12 300 Clemmons Hall 5555555 Students haven't stopped talking about ChrisJones! Original performance and great connection with the student audience. Kelly Drury, Campus Activities Board Advisor

Urbana University, Urbana, OH 11/15/12 80+ Student Center 5555-5ChrisJones was AMAZING!!! The students loved him, he has a very very energetic show, and is just a lot of fun! He’s at the top of my list now for artists that we've brought in ... just absolutely amazing (and the students would agree!)!! Mitch Joseph, Director of Campus Life Lewis University, Romeoville, IL 11/29/12 80+ Lewis University Student Union 4555-54 We received so much great feedback from both current and prospective students and multiple requests to have ChrisJones come back. Many of our current students that have participated in this program before mentioned this was the best entertainment we’ve ever had. Our staff loved it as well! Chris was very friendly and entertaining. He was a pleasure to work with. Ashley Dobbyn, Event Coordinator Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD 11/30/12 224 Johnson Fine Arts Center 555555This marked the second year in a row that we booked ChrisJones. Not only is he a great entertainer, he's extremely easy to work with and within minutes of taking the stage he develops a good relationship with audience members. I'm confident we'll have him back again next year. Bart Carithers, Director of Student Activities Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT 05/03/13 200+ Student Center Oak Room 5555-55 Flights were an issue, but we got it figured out. Brandi Mair, Coordinator

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 05/09/13 80+ Sandburg Channel 5555555 Chris was absolutely great! Tyler Sonnenberg, SHAC Advisor ________________________________________ CHRISTOPHER CARTER Bass/Schuler Entertainment

Earlham College, Richmond IN 8/21/12 800+ 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Awesome as always. This is the 9th year for Chris at Earlham College and he packed our 800-seat auditorium. Richard Dornberger, Director

University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 11/01/12 50 Illini Union Courtyard Cafe 5555555 Our students thoroughly enjoyed Christopher Carter! He did promos before the show in our food court, and these teasers really got the students engaged in his act and excited about the show. The performance was original and incredibly entertaining. I would recommend him to any student programming board! Jared Eakins, Illini Union Board Program Advisor Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL 11/06/12 125 Center Bridge 5555-55 Chris Carter never fails to wow the students and make them go "hmmm!" He amazes us every year and he's a regular performer on our campus! Awesome show! Pam Dilday, Director of Student Activities Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA 11/09/12 138 Kehr Union Ballroom 5555-55 Rob Rowinski, Special Events Chair

Wright State University-Main Campus, Dayton, OH 11/10/12 200 120 Med Sci 5555555 Every aspect from booking the show to Chris' arrival on campus through his farewell is carefully communicated. Chris kindly stuck around following his performance and kept the programming board entertained by answering all of their questions and providing them some additional tricks to thank them for their efforts. Daniel Schraeder, Assistant Director for Residence Life Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO 11/12/12 500 Busch Student Center 4555-54 Christopher was back for his second year here and everyone loved him again. He is very professional and one of our best reoccurring events every year. We look forward to bringing him back again. Sam Peterson, VP of Major Events

Dominican University, River Forest, IL 11/16/12 81 Priory Auditorium 4555-45 Chris was fantastic. He did a great job of connecting to your students and provided a captivating and engaging performance. He was/is all that we could have hoped for and more. Students left the performance in awe, it was fantastic. Ian Van Anden, Student Involvement Coord.

University of Akron, Akron OH 11/27/12 5555555 He was excellent. Great to work with, he engaged the entire audience. He has a great personality. Kaylee Schuster, President CAB Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Baton Rouge, LA 01/16/13 100+ LSU Union Theater 5555-55 Mr. Carter was delightful to host, he was agreeable to additional promotional opportunities the day of the event which helped increase the number of student attendance. The students loved the

show and we plan to host Mr. Carter again next season. A clear WINNER! Terry Serio, Asst. Director

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Babson College, Wellesley, MA 01/20/13 50+ Reynolds Campus Center 5555-5Christopher was so great during fall orientation that we brought him back for spring orientation and he did not disappoint! The students enjoyed the show and he kept them guessing the whole night. Melissa A. Grove, Assistant Director, Student Activities and Leadership

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Methodist College of Nursing, Peoria, IL 01/17/13 120+ Methodist College 5555555 Jordan Ticaric, Coordinator Student Life & Career Services

Wartburg College, Waverly, IA 02/04/13 250+ Neumann Auditorium 5555555 He was everything we were looking for and better. The audience had nothing but positive feedback and want him back next year. We would highly recommend him to any school because we have never seen a performance like his and he keeps you engaged and entertained the whole time. Emily Novotny, Marketing Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 02/06/13 70+ Campus Center Theater 4555-45 Christopher was awesome. Everyone loved his act and was talking about it a few HOURS after the event ended. He was a joy and easy to work with and we will definitely consider bringing him back! Aunya' Lumpkins, Homecoming Special Performance Chair Indiana University-Purdue University -Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 02/06/13 80+ IUPUI Campus Center Theater 5555555 Christopher did a great job engaging the audience. All attendees came out of the event wanting to see more! They could not wrap their minds around what they had just witnessed! Shauna Fleenor, VP of Membership and 2013 Homecoming Co-Director Loras College, Dubuque, IA 02/09/13 200+ Ballroom 4545-55 Lauren O'Bryan, College Activities Board Traditions Executive

Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID 03/21/13 285 Silverthorne Theater 5555-55 Brandon Lytle, Student Actv Coordinator

Southside Virginia Community CollegeSouth Boston, South Boston, VA 03/26/13 60 Innovation Center 5555-43 Christopher was awesome. The students commented after his performance that it was the best one they had ever attended. He engaged the audience and his ability to read body language is unbelievable. Students are still talking about how he knew what they had written on the index cards at the end of his performance. A great entertainer! Barbara Perkins, Counselor Brevard College, Brevard, NC 03/27/13 100 Dunham 5555555 Alessandra Tavoloni, Director of Student Engagement

Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah, Price, UT 04/06/13 125 Geary Theatre 4555-55 LOVED LOVED LOVED HIM!! We want him back every year! Emily WIlliams, Activities VP

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Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN 04/16/13 155 Beaux Arts Ballroom 5555-55 Chris was very well received by our audience. I would recommend him! Dylan Davison, President CHRIS RUGGIERO GP Entertainment

Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS 02/15/13 325 Memorial Union 5555555 Students really enjoyed that he arrived early before the day of the performance to do teasers in the dining halls. We are never successful with having our student athletes come to our events, but with Chris’ help, all our men and women soccer teams came out to the event. For a small D2 campus we had over 300 students attend the event. The artist made time to come to our campus even though he needed to be at NACA the next morning! Darryl Glenn, Graduate AssistantUnion Programming ________________________________________ CRAIG KARGES Karges Productions

Rollins College, Winter Park FL 8/17/12 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Craig Karges was absolutely fantastic! Students loved him and are still talking about the show! Samantha Finan, CAB Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA 8/24/12 900+ 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Always a HIT---Always a pleasure! Becca Kopcie, Director of Orientation

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/28/12 1102 E.J. Thomas Hall 5555555 Craig is an amazing performer. We always love to have him back. He was engaging from beginning to end! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB Regis University, Denver CO 9/6/12 480 Main Cafe 4555--5 Craig was great to work with. He provided a great show and was flexible with us. Josh Oakland, Director of Programming Middlebury College, Middlebury CT 9/8/12 930 Head Chapel 5555--5 Craig did a great job of engaging with his audience and making everyone feel part of the act. CAB

Stonehill College, Easton MA 9/22/12 400 Merkert Gym 45555-5 Craig was awesome. Our audience loved him! We would love to have him back! Jatnna Amador, Campus Programs Coordinator LeHigh University, Bethlehem PA 8/24/12 800 Arts Quest 5555555 Mathew Kitchie, DSA

Florida Gateway College, Lake City FL 10/18/12 575 Levy PAC 5555555 Craig was a dream to work with, In two years of scheduling and working with entertainers, Craig was the easiest and most positive to work with before, during and after the show. I couldn’t give him a higher recommendation! Rob Chapman, Graphics Coordinator Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee WI 10/20/12 400 Kern Center 5555555

Excellent and Professional All Around. Students LOVE this act! Rob Chapman, Graphics Coordinator

SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia NY 10/26/12 194 Fredonia Opera House 5555555 There is no one better than Craig! He is so easy to work with and his show always blows people away! Erin Mroczka, Assoc Dir of Campus Life Eastern Oklahoma State College, Wilburton OK 10/29/12 180 5555555 Great show! Overall from the first moment I made contact, everyone was pleasant and professional. Lori A Mitchell, Student Life Coordinator

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL 12/01/12 300 Wallenberg Hall 5555555 Craig Karges is a wonderful entertainer and we love working with him at Augustana College. We have hosted him before on our campus and we always have a great turn out of students, faculty and community members. Out of all of the agencies and artists that we work with throughout the year, Craig and Karges Productions is by far the best to work with and I imagine Augustana College will host him again in the future. Emily Kitterman, Special Events Chair

Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD 01/25/13 750 Young Center Gymnasium 5555555 If one were to look in a dictionary under "Perfect Performer" I believe the definition would be "Craig Karges." He is a top-notch entertainer, a respected professional and a fantastic human being. Craig is the kind for performer you want every student to meet - not only was his show amazing and entertaining, his final words to the students were insightful and inspiring. Karges Productions has my highest recommendation and support. Jane Klug, Director of Student Services ________________________________________ DALE K Rubber Room Productions

Wright State University-Main Campus, Dayton, OH 08/23/12 425 120 Med Sci 5555555 It is always a pleasure to work with Dale K, and he did a great job keeping the attention of a packed house of brand new freshmen! Dale's unique energy, props, and comedic timing made time fly by and got unfamiliar students to establish bonds that lasted all semester long. Daniel Schraeder, Assistant Director for Residence Life ________________________________________ DANIEL JAMES Bass-Schuler Entertainment

Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA 10/26/12 110 Ballroom 5555-5Rob Rowinski, Special Events Chair ________________________________________ DANIEL MARTIN Bass Schuler Entertainment

Mount Olive College, Mount Olive NC 8/13/12 160 Southern Bank Auditorium 5555555 Daniel was a hit as always. He treated all of our students great and even had our President rolling. I will bring him back every year as he is a great start for our year. Justin Roe, Assist. Director of Campus Life College of Saint Mary, Omaha NE 8/19/12 Gross Conference Center 5555555 Dan is incredibly easy to work with. He makes every audience feel that they are special. We’ve brought Dan to our campus three times in three years and have never been disappointed. Jenny Wittstock, Director of Student Leadership

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THE RATING SYSTEM: 5= EXCELLENT 4= VERY GOOD 3= AVERAGE 2= FAIR 1= POOR

HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES FOR THE RATINGS FOUND AFTER THE BUYER’S NAME AND PLAY DATE: (1) ORIGINALITY; (2) ARTIST’S ABILITY; (3) RELATIONSHIP TO THE AUDIENCE; (4) COOPERATION / ATTITUDE; (5) ROAD CREW / MANAGEMENT; (6) AGENCY COOPERATION; (7) PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS PROVIDED. Campus Reports listed in RED indicate the buyer reported a perfect score in all categories that applied to their campus performance for that artist or event. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks ND 8/25/12 450 M.V. Ballroom 5555-55 We love having Dan at UND. He is always the highlight of our year. So excited for next year! Kristina LeMire, P.H. Coordinator

University of Mary, Bismarck ND 8/26/12 300 5555-55 Amazing Show. Student feedback was incredible. If it’s possible, may be even better than last year. Always a great show. Students love him. Emily Lear, Residence Assistant Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston ID 8/27/12 270 5555555 Biggest Crowd. Standing Ovation. Good Poster. Warrior Entertainment Board

Methodist University, Fayetteville NC 8/29/12 250 Reeves Auditorium 5555555 Great Show! My students are still talking about it. They enjoyed every second of it. Doris Munoz, Director of Campus Life Trine University, Angola IN 9/7/12 300+ Fabiani Theatre 5555-55 Outstanding! Best performance I have ever been part of! Jeremy Howard, DSA

MacMurray College, Jacksonville FL 9/15/12 135 Cafeteria 5555-55 We LOVE Daniel Martin!! Cori Wagner, Director of Campus Activities

Berea College, Berea KY 10/16/12 150 Phelps-Stokes 5555555 He was great. Worked well with the audience. I haven’t had a show like his before and the students loved him. Daniel Carpintero, Assist Chair CAB Missouri Southern State University, Joplin MO 10/17/12 200 Student Ctr Ballroom 5555555 Best Show we have had in a long time. Craig Gullett, Coord of Student Activities Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer IN 10/20/12 100 5555555 John May, Coord of Student Activities St. Norbert College, de Pere WI 11/2/12 50 5555-55 Ebby Szczerbinski, Campus Life

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 01/14/13 250 Ballroom 5555-55 Dan's show was great-- his energy was contagious and he was a hit. Students are still talking about it! LeeAnne Sipe, Coordinator of Campus Programs

Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR 01/18/13 250 Stevenson Union Arena 5555555 Standing ovations! Many students were excited and talking about it as they left. We can't wait to have Daniel back again! LOVE LOVE LOVE! EPIC, Event Planning Involvement Committee Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD 01/24/13 185 Kirkac Auditorium 5555555

Excellent show every time that we have booked him, quality artist. Jory Kunzman, Live Entertainment Director Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI 02/07/13 200+ cafeteria 5555555 Great Show! Tammie Stahl, Student Life Specialist

Casper College, Casper, WY 03/22/13 275 Aley Fine Arts Center 5555555 Daniel was the best act we have had all year. His originality combined with connection to the audience was unprecedented. Nicholas Whipps, Student Activities Coord ________________________________________ DANIEL MARTIN and JONNY ZAVANT Bass Schuler Entertainment

Johnson & Wales University, North Miami FL 8/31/12 180 5555555 Amazing. Must Have. Top-Notch! Kyle Nichols, CAB ________________________________________ ERIC DITTLEMAN Endeavor Entertainment

Eastern New Mexico University, Portales NM 9/18/12 350 Ballroom 5555-55 Eric is amazing. Can’t wait to bring him back. Draco A Miller, Director of Campus Life ________________________________________ ERIC DITTELMAN Franco Talent

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA 04/09/13 150+ Auditorium 5555555 Marc Green, SocComm Special Events Chair

Centralia College, Centralia, WA 04/16/13 173 Corbet Theatre 5555555 Artist and agency were very easy to work with. Shandy Stomieroski, Student Activ Specialist ________________________________________ ERICA MINA GP Entertainment

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA 01/12/13 250 Slep Pondview 5555--5 Eric spent a couple hours before the show going to our residence halls and dining facilities doing teasers. His hypnosis was original, and he kept the crowd laughing the whole way through! Very easy to work with. Dayna Coleman, Assistant Coord Student Life

Rivier University, Nashua, NH 02/20/13 70 Reception Room 5555555 Great to Work With! Jenna Bissonnette, President of The Progam Board ________________________________________ FREDERICK WINTERS Bass Schuler Entertainment

University of South Dakota, Vermillion SD 8/26/12 1,000 Aalfs Auditorium 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Amazing show! Students absolutely loved it! Frederick is SO easy to work with! Highly Recommend! Carly Heard, Assistant DSA

JARED SHERLOCK G.L. Berg

Edgewood College, Madison WI 8/29/12 150 5 5 4 5 - 5 Stefanie Droese, CAB

Carthage College, Kenosha WI 9/14/12 390 Campbell Student Union 5555-55 Jenni Farlow, Assistant Director/ Campus Activities

Minnesota State University, Moorhead MN 9/26/12 786 Hansen Theatre 4545-44 Frederick was a joy to work with. He is one of the nicest performers you will ever meet and Scott Bass is a fantastic agent. We have had Frederick perform for over 15 years and the show never disappoints. Theresa Boyle, Showcase Coordinator Jamestown College, Jamestown ND 10/11/12 500 5555555 Frederick was awesome! We enjoy having him back every year! Krysten Edwards, DSA

Ridgewater College, Willmar MN 11/8/12 100+ Cafeteria 5555555 Frederick has a real gift of commanding the attention of the audience. It is rare for our cafeteria to be in complete silence because student were so intensely listening to every word. Very professional and phenomenal to work with. Erika Kellen, Director of Student Life

Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH 01/19/13 790 King Horn Sports Center 5555555 Frederick played to over 700 students and kept them laughing all night. He is a great performer to work with and has been entertaining ONU students for 17 years. Scott Parson, Asst Director of Residence Life & Coordinator of Student Programming University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH 01/30/13 0 Campus Grounds 5555555 Great performance! Fun, nice, kind man! Great show! Nicole Alponana, RPB Member

Concordia University-Wisconsin, Mequon, WI 02/12/13 475+ Todd Wehr Auditorium 5555555 Fred is always wonderful to work with. Our students look forward to his performance each year. This year we had a line spilling into the next building; when I arrived to help set-up, the line had already started. Students enjoy his tasteful performance. Sam Freese, Campus Activities Coordinator ________________________________________ IVAN PECEL Fresh Variety

Venango College of Clarion University, Oil City, PA 09/26/12 100+ GYM 5555-25 Ivan Pecel was great. We are looking to book him again for next year. CAB, Campus Activity Board ________________________________________

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UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 11/17/12 100+ Alumni Room, DUC 4555545 Overall Jared did an excellent job - the students loved his performance and interacted with him after the event. He did a pre-show teaser to get students interested, which doesn't happen very often! His assistant was also a pleasure to work with! Cherish Mengel, Late Night Program Coord. Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN 12/12/12 200+ Hagg Sauer 100 5555-55 Jared was an awesome guy to work with and talk to. He was very friendly and we even got dinner with him before the show when he was getting ready to do a teaser with the students in the Campus Dining area. The audience loved the show and showed up to the tune of 200-250 people. One of our biggest audiences to date this semester. Dylan Davison, President ________________________________________ JIM WAND Wand Enterprises

Winona State University, Winona MN 8/25/12 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 It’s always a pleasure to have Dr Jim Wand perform for us. He continues to provide amazing entertainment each and every year. We look forward to seeing him. Kim Melle, Spec Events Director Loras College, Dubuque IA 9/26/12 5555555 Great performance! We have Jim Wand every year and this was the best I’ve seen! Really incorporated our Harry Potter Homecoming Themetoo funny. Everyone loved it! Lauren O’Bryan, CAB Exec Saint Leo University, Saint Leo FL 10/19/12 175 Boardroom 5555554 A MUST-SEE Performance! Christopher Lambert, CAB Asssistant

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 01/18/13 700 Great Plains Room 3445553 Show was very similar to last year. The people that were hypnotized were seated a lot. Guest hypnotist Doug wasn't as impressive. Jeff Bayard, Entertainment Chair University of Wisconsin-Marshfield, Marshfield, WI 02/06/13 80 Campus 5555555 Brittany Lueth, Student Services Coordinator ________________________________________ JOEL MEYERS GP Entertainment

University Of Alabama/ Huntsville, Huntsville AL 6/11/18/21/25 and July 16,19 /2012 125 Auditorium 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 Joel was AMAZING! He accommodated us for our orientation entertainment. He consistently changed his shows to keep those of us at each performance from becoming bored. Our audiences loved him. Nikki Goode, DSA

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Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA 11/03/12 40 ACC Auditorium 5555-55 Michael Hersh, Assist.. Dir. of Student Activities

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA 01/11/13 250 Slep Pondview 5555--5 Joel spent a couple hours before the show going to our residence halls and dining facilities doing teasers, and his show was captivating to the audience. Everyone loved it! ------ Joel was awesome to work with. He did a free teaser prior to the show and was totally laid back, personable and funny. The audience loved him and we would love to have him back to our campus. Nikki Runzo - Assistant Director Student Life Dayna Coleman, Assistant Coordinator of Student Life Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA 01/14/13 100+ Lower Wismer 5555555 HE WAS THE GREATEST THING TO EVER COME TO OUR CAMPUS. Samantha Salomon, President of the Campus Activities Board Neumann University, Aston, PA 01/16/13 40+ Schmidt Multi Purpose Room 5555555 Very Polite to the student helpers and all around good atmosphere. Richard Tutak, Executive Board Member In charge of Social Media University of Missouri-St Louis, Saint Louis, MO 01/29/13 100 Pilot House 5555555 Everybody had an amazing time! The audience loves him. The board loves working with him! Katie Green, Program Chair

Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA 02/26/13 300 Community College 5555555 This is the second time we have had Joel Meyers on our campus within the past 3 months. He is a smash each and every time!! Kathleen Morey, President of Student Programming Board Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA 02/26/13 300 Community College 5555555 I would love to have him come back and perform. Sean O'Neill, Entertainment Coordinator ________________________________________ JOHN CASSIDY Sophie K. Entertainment

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 01/17/13 110+ TIllman Auditorium 555555John and his wife , Jen were extremely nice people to work with. They provided a show that was fun entertaining and energetic. They used all aspects of the audience to cater the show into a first-class act. Tevin Brown, DSU Special Events Chair ________________________________________ JOHN M/ SKINS Kirkland Productions

Florida International University, Miami, FL 11/26/12 200+ Wolfe University Center 5555555 Claribel Azcona, Graduate Assistant ________________________________________ JONATHAN BURNS Fresh Variety

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 08/17/12 100 Radisson Ballroom 5555-55 D'laontie Lewis, Graduate Assistant for Campus Programming

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Clarke University, Dubuque, Ia 10/19/12 80 Activity Center 4455-43 Callie Clark, Director of Student Activities

Rockford College, Rockford / IL 11/10/12 90+ Lion's Den 5555555 Everything that led up to the event, as well as the event itself was awesome! The promo pictures available were high quality and easy to work with. Jonathan arrived on time and was beyond accommodating. He was quick witted, appropriately humored and related really well to our large age range! Students, families, and staff all enjoyed the show! Jil Gates, Director of Student Activities Mayville State University, Mayville, ND 11/13/12 50+ On-campus Theatre 5555--It's really hard to get students to attend any of the events involving performers on our campus and they usually choose to go to sporting events over watch performers. I really appreciated that Jonathan did a teaser show in the cafeteria during dinner! It showed the students what they would be missing and made all the difference! We had great attendance and I wish more performers would do teaser shows! Kelsey Henning, Asst. Director of Student Life/Programming

Williston State College, Williston State College 11/15/12 60+ Teton Grill 5555555 Jonathan was an absolute hit!! WSC loved him, and would have him back in a heartbeat! Tara Weltikol, Student Life Coordinator University of Minnesota/Crookston, Crookston, MN 01/16/13 95 Auditorium 5555-54 Alysa Tulibaski, Student Experience

Wartburg College, Waverly, IA 01/19/13 450+ Neumann 5555-4Very easy to work with, and willing to fit his performance around the theme of the show he was emceeing. Overall a very successful performance and a very talented performer! Cody Osegard, ETK President Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 01/25/13 150 Grand River Room 4455-4Chelsea Pulice, Campus Programming ________________________________________ JONATHAN FROST McCabre Talent

McNeese State University, Lake Charles LA 10/30/12 100+ 5555555 Jonathan Frost puts on a great show. Colten Miller, Campus Activities ________________________________________ JONNY ZAVANT Redd Promo Talent

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 01/14/13 250 Ballroom 5555-55 Jonny was a hit and his promo/marketing suggestions were excellent. Students have been talking about his show for days. LeeAnne Sipe, Coordinator of Campus Programs ________________________________________ JOSH McVICAR Metropolis Management

Husson University, Bangor ME 111/27/12 130 Furman Student Center 4555555 Terrific promo/teaser before the show. Sterling Pingree, Coord of Student Activities ________________________________________

JOSHUA SETH The Joshua Seth Company

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL 8/18/12 800 Ballroom 5555555 Fantastic job. Josh was a very great show! Rashard Media, Comedy Director

University of Idaho, Moscow ID 8/23/12 55-5554 Packed the house! The students loved it. Josh is super easy to work with. Colleen Quinn, Director of Student Involvement Temple University, Philadelphia PA 8/24/12 5555555 Our students roared with laughter! Joshua had them speaking as aliens, rapping in Japanese and giving birth to zebra named “stripes.” Awesome show! Adriane Reilly, Program Coordinator

Missouri Western States University, St Joseph, MO 8/25/12 1,500 5555555 Joshua was high energy and very professional. The 1,500 students loved the show and I can’t wait to book him next year. Kristen Neeley, assist Dir of New Student Programs

University of Tampa, Tampa FL 8/26/12 250 5555--5 Joshua was wonderful to work with. The students had a great time. I was expecting a good show but what I got was exceptional. Will bring him back. Michael Gilmer, Office of Student Leadership Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany NY 8/27/12 250 5555555 Most entertaining and unique show I’ve ever seen. Ashley Seakan, SGA Programming Chair SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill NY 8/28/12 5555-55 We have had Joshua back every year and every year he fills our theater and provides a stellar show. We recommend him 100%. Matthew Gregory, VP CSA

University of Alabama, Huntsville AL 8/29/12 5555555 Loved the show. Joshua always seems to amaze me with whatever show I attend. Great show and great entertainer. He got his volunteers to say “I love Joshua Seth” whenever someone said “Joshua Seth.” Tyler Clemmons, ACE- Rec/Leisure Bethany College, Bethany WV 8/30/12 5555555 Show was great. Can’t wait to have Joshua back on campus. Amy Colantoni, DSA ________________________________________ LARRY AND RAVEN Fresh Variety

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 08/24/12 250+ Auditorium 4455-5Larry and Raven were great to work with - completely laid back and flexible. Laura from Fresh Variety was timely, efficient, and very helpful. I will definitely hire them again and work with Fresh Variety. Jill Zambito, Director, SILD Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH 09/03/12 100+ Small Gym 4454454 Larry and Raven were very good but need to be

more sneaky because I did see some of the cues they would do to each other which took away from the performance. Kim Klevanosky, Orientation Leader

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 11/09/12 200+ University Union 5545-5Larry & Raven were extremely helpful during our entire show with the sound. They were more than willing to communicate and cooperate with our venue, layout, and audience. Our audience was completely amazed by their abilities. I would highly recommend them for any other performances. ________________________________________ MAD CHAD THE AMAZING CHAINSAW JUGGLER! Bass Schuler Entertainment

Rockford College, Rockford, IL 08/18/12 130 New Student Orientation 5555555 Mad Chad is the perfect program for new student orientation. He interacts very well with the audience and provides a clean enjoyable performance. Mad Chad has been at Rockford College for 4 years and for the first night on campus/away from home I want students to be able to relax, laugh and have fun in their new environment. Students had a great time and I would highly recommend Chad to come to your campus for new student orientation! Tinsley, Director of Student Success & Retention

Colorado Mesa University, Colorado 08/20/12 400 Ballroom 5455454 Mad Chad Taylor was such a joy to work with and had a thrilling and original performance that our students loved! Sam Glenn, Council Member Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park 08/21/12 475 person theatre 5555555 We LOVE Chad here at SSU! He has been coming for years and NEVER disappoints! The students love the show and always ask when he is coming back. He is great to work with! My kids love him too!!!!! Mo Phillips, Assoc.Dir. of Student Development Regis University, Denver 08/26/10 260+ Patio 5555455 Chad was a fantastic person to work with! He was flexible and had such a fantastic relationship with the audience! Josh Oakland, Student Director of Programming

Regis University, Denver/Colorado 08/30/12 289 Student Patio Outside 5555555 Chad did a wonderful job and we always enjoy having him here at Regis. He was very cooperative to work with and kept the show clean the way we requested it. Chad was very interactive with the audience and that was the main reason that students stayed for the whole show. Overall, Chad was great to work with. Very courteous and understands the importance of connecting with the audience. Thanh Nguyen, Student Activities Program Coordinator Northeast Iowa Community College, Peosta, Peosta, IA 09/11/12 250 Cafeteria 5555-55 Chad did an awesome job! Our venue was standing room only! Kara Popp, Dir. of Student Life, Diversity and Leadership Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar Campus, Calmar, IA 09/12/12 150 Student Center Commons 4545-45 What can you say about a guy that juggles chainsaws!!! Troy Vande Lune, Assistant Director of Student Life

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THE RATING SYSTEM: 5= EXCELLENT 4= VERY GOOD 3= AVERAGE 2= FAIR 1= POOR

HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES FOR THE RATINGS FOUND AFTER THE BUYER’S NAME AND PLAY DATE: (1) ORIGINALITY; (2) ARTIST’S ABILITY; (3) RELATIONSHIP TO THE AUDIENCE; (4) COOPERATION / ATTITUDE; (5) ROAD CREW / MANAGEMENT; (6) AGENCY COOPERATION; (7) PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS PROVIDED. Campus Reports listed in RED indicate the buyer reported a perfect score in all categories that applied to their campus performance for that artist or event. Harper College, Palatine IL 9/13/12 Quad 5555445 MAD CHAD TAYLOR was phenomenal! He definitely brought a lot of energizing attitudes to Harper with him. He is an over-all great performer and we would be thrilled to have him again! Campus Activities Board

CSU Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 10/11/12 315+ University Union Ballroom 5555555 MAD CHAD TAYLOR was great to work with he put on an amazing show, and was very good with the audience and student volunteers. Good clean fun,I would recommend him! Ajamu Lamumba, UNIQUE Programs Advisor Drake University, Des Moines, IA 10/19/12 200+ Parent's Hall 4555555 Aubrey Janovec and Elizabeth Watton, Students Rowan University, Glassboro NJ 11/01/12 100 Student Center venue 454544Sarah Olsen, Graduate Coordinator for Student Activities

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 11/09/12 200+ University Union 5555-5Mad Chad Taylor was so easy to work with and our audience loved him. He was extremely funny and his stunts were impressive. We would definitely recommend him for future performances! Kristin Oney, Programmer

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana 11/17/12 800 Student Center 5555555 The most amazing show of the semester...and that's saying a lot! We will have him back, soon! Joshua Miller, Assistant Director for Programs Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus, Portales, NM 01/22/13 300 Ballroom 5555-44 Mad Chad is exactly that, "MAD" what a great show! He is welcomed back to Eastern anytime! Draco A. Miller, Director of Campus Life Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD 03/14/13 120 Krikac Auditorium 4555-5Chad was wildly entertaining and kept the audience laughing and amazed throughout his performance. He was very easy to work with and expressed sincere appreciation for the opportunity to appear at Northern. He's a class act. Bart Carithers, Director of Student Activities Lamar Community College, Lamar, CO 04/02/13 100 Lecture Hall 4535-44 Michael Walter Clark, Coord of Student/Res Life

Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN 04/19/13 350+ Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom 5555-4Chad was great to work with and even though we had to move our event due to weather it was still a very successful event. All students had a great time and were entertained. Anthony Maly, Program Advisor ________________________________________ MAT FRANCO Mat Franco Magic

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH 09/28/12 100+ 2nd Floor Dining Center 5555555

Mat Franco was absolutely amazing to bring to our campus! He was extremely interactive with the audience, was easy to work with, and created a real buzz on campus! He blew SNHU away and he is someone worth bringing to any campus or audience! Brooke Porter-Jordan, CAPE- Music & Comedy Chair

Montana State University-Billings, Billings, MT 10/22/12 300+ MSU Billings Petro Theatre 5555555 Mat was a great performer, one of the best we have ever had at our university! He was great to work with and students loved his performance! Alayna Lacher, Student Activities Board Chair

Otterbein University, Westerville, OH 12/07/12 90 Otterbein Univ. Campus Center 4555555 Mat was awesome! He engaged the crowd from the moment he walked onto the stage and kept their attention for the entire performance. Being able to have him on- campus prior to the show for a teaser was a great success and truly helped us to get more people to attend the show. Mat is extremely easy going and great to work with. I have been working in campus activities for a while now and I am extremely picky about the agencies and performers I will work with. Mat far exceeded my expectations and I look forward to continue working with him and his agency. Molly Ward, Assistant Director Roger Williams University, RI 08/26/12 600+ Field House 4555--4 Mat Franco was a wonderful opening event for our Weeks of Welcome; he engaged the audience and we had many students talking about his event afterwards. We are certainly hoping to have Mat back on campus in the future. Carol Sacchetti, Director of Student Programs Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY 04/20/13 150 MSMC Spring Weekend 5555555 Very personable and fun to work with. Nicole Havrilla, VP of Student Activities

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 04/24/13 160+ Student Union Multipurpose Room 5555555 Bringing Mat Franco to our campus was one of the best ideas that we have had all year. It was very easy to work with him and his agency to find out his needs and he was also very cooperative before and on the day of the performance. The show was amazing and all of our students said that they not only enjoyed themselves, but would like to see Mat here again. Brandon Jackson, President

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA 04/27/13 50+ Kehr Union Ballroom 5555-5"Not your typical magician. Mat is great for colleges, with his humor and originality. Highly recommended!" Rob Rowinski, Special Events Chair ________________________________________ MICHAEL C. ANTHONY Auburn Moon Agency

University of Akron, Akron/Ohio 09/11/12 1448 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Students rushed to the stage to be hypnotized! Michael C. Anthony puts on a performance that people won't forget for a long time to come. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________

MICHAEL KENT Fresh Variety

Quincy University, Quincy IL 3/23/12 158 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Teasers were great. Facebook Profile picture idea was great! Super funny. Amazed by the David Copperfield tribute. David Carter, CAB President

Southern Vermont College, Bennington VT 4/6/12 Everett6 Theater 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 I think it was excellent! Very friendly and personable. Tyler Morton, Programming Assistant

Miami University, Oxford, OH 08/17/12 400 Dance Room 5555555 Michael's ability to tailor his performance to the audience at hand is amazing. He draws in the crowd by playing off of their behavior and mood and by relating to the things that they know. This truly gives him an edge during a performance. Michael Kent has been at Miami 4 times in the last 5 years and we continue to have requests for his return, showing just how much the student body loves his performances. Kristen Lintz, Co-Director of Finances Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY 8/23/12 450 Ballroom 5555555 Performance was great! Michael kept the attention of the audience throughout the show. Deborah Strahorn, Advisor APB

Emory University, Atlanta GA 8/25/12 1,300+ Glenn Memorial 5555555 Wonderful to work with and a great show. Everything was wonderful. Emily Sankey, Assist Dir of Orientation

University of Texas/Pan American, Edinburg TX 8/27/12 210 Student Center Theater 5555555 He was “over the top” amazing! The crowd LOVED him! The students were giving him standing ovations. He also did an amazing teaser. We would most definitely bring him back! Joshua Montoya, Night Life Chair Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH 8/28/12 700 Student Union Ballroom 5555555 It’s always great working with Laura and Michael! BGSU would be happy to have Michael back! Lacey Squier, Grad Assistant Shepherd University, Shepherdstown WV 8/31/12 140 Shepherdstown Opera House 5555555 Great Show. Brian Filon, GA for Student Activities

Ohio Northern University, Ada OH 9/1/12 200 Macintosh Activities Room 5555555 Excellent Show. The students really enjoyed the performance. Very entertaining. Scott Parson, Assist Dir of Residence Life

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH 09/02/12 75+ 43554-4 Loved his show. Everyone keeps saying it was stupidly funny. Pleased with the performance. We loved how he kept the audience engaged in the show Sandy Murphy, Co-Head Orientation Leader

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Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH 09/02/12 100+ Upper Dining Hall 4455454 Michael Kent was hilarious and mind blowing! I would definitely see him again. Kim Klevanosky, Orientation Leader Denison University, Granville OH 9/2/12 400 Slater Center 5555555 Absolutely Amazing! Great reaction from the crowd. Highly recommended! Tali LeKorenos, Co-Dir of Special Events

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh WI 9/5/12 615 Reeve Union Ballroom 5555554 Great to work with. Quality show. Really appreciated the teaser before the show. Interacted well with students in the post show, The agency was very helpful and great to work with. Chelsea Redger, Advisor

Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota 09/07/12 700 The Centrum 4455-33 Michael was such a great comedian to have on campus! He interacted with students easily and they all enjoyed his performance. His teaser in Concordia's dining center was a great success and helped bring more students to the event. Michael is hilarious! Luke Fitterer, Campus Entertainment Com University of New Hampshire, Durham NH 09/08/12 250+ Granite State Room/Memorial Union 5555555 Many of our students left saying it "was the show of the year." He really connected with our students. Michael is hilarious and entertaining...he will be coming back! Dave Zamansky, Assistant Director

University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 09/20/12 60 Center Theater Auditorium 5555--5 Michael was amazing in the performance and as a person. After the show we sat around for an extra hour and just shared stories and discussed life. Proud to say that he came to UK, not only because of the show but his character! Elijah Zimmerman, SAB Director of Campus Life East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 09/25/12 400 Hendrix Theatre 5555555 All I could have asked for and more. J. Janak, Student Activities and Assessment

Carthage College, Kenosha, WI 01/11/13 200 Student Union Theatre 5555555 Great interaction with the students. Connected university traditions to jokes and performance. Definitely recommend! Becky Windberg, Director of Student Activities ________________________________________ MIKE SUPER Mike Super Magic & Illusion

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/24/12 1198 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Mike had everyone literally at the edge of their seats throughout the performance. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________

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PROJECT DYNAMITE Bass/Schuler

Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO 08/17/12 500+ Gymnasium 4342133 Project Dynamite did not follow the contract, neglecting to arrive for their additional performance the day before the show. This performance was confirmed but the wrong airline was still booked by Project Dynamite. They also lost their luggage, missing their make-up performance. Overall, the students liked them, but I would not recommend working with them to a campus programmer. Chris Dzurick, Special Events Co-Coordinator East Georgia State College, Swainsboro, GA 09/26/12 100 LFG Auditorium 5555555 Our students LOVED this show! Hilarious and entertaining and unlike anything most of the audience had ever seem before. Alex and Patrick are unbelievably friendly, talented, and easy to work with. It's obvious they love what they do. I definitely recommend them to any school who wants to bring a little FUN to campus! Taylor Edenfield, Assist Director of Student Life

Michigan State University, Michigan 10/05/12 300 Munn Field-Izzone Campout 4444444 The event as a whole went over very well. From what we saw on promo videos and read in articles, the show was different than what we expected. We had trouble trying to a good description online. Even though it was not exactly what we were expecting, the show was very successful and entertaining. Everyone I talked to at the show really enjoyed their performance. Alex and Patrick were great to work with! Thank you for putting on a great show. Hilary Young, Chairperson/ Human Resources Director UAB Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA 11/02/12 150 Gemmell MPR 5555555 Project Dynamite was the BEST show we had all semester. They kept the crowds attention and no one became bored. They definitely were worth it and are probably one of the best variety acts out there for campuses. I would bring them back in a heartbeat and everyone should too. Matthew Guerin, Weekend Programmer ________________________________________ RAN’D SHINE Everything But The Mime

West Texas A&M University, Canyon TX 8/24/12 5000 Ceta Canyon 5 5 5 5 - 5 5 Ran’d amazed the audience with his act and went out of his way to engage our students, both during and after the show. We are so pleased with him. As always, Carol is such a joy to work with! We love Everything But The Mime & Ran’d Shine. Stephanie Brackett, Assistant DSA

Seminole State College of Florida, Sanford, FL 02/06/13 50 Cafeteria 5455-54 Ran'D was everything I wanted and more! He incorporated good, clean fun and entertained the students at Seminole State. He also added the history of some African-American magicians into the show--perfect for our Black History month event. Our students were captivated and awed. Grace Love, Student Director of the Student Engagement Team Seminole State College of Florida, Sanford, FL 02/06/13 50 Cafeteria 5555554 Leslie Cook, Activities Coordinator

St Petersburg College-Seminole, Seminole, FL 02/07/13 292 St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus 5555555 Rolando Mederos, Student Assistant

St Petersburg College-Seminole, Seminole, FL 02/07/13 292 SPC Seminole Campus 5555555 Tenetia Wilson, Student

North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City, IA 02/20/13 75 Activity Center 5555555 Ran'd is NIACC's favorite performer! Our students and staff loved his show! My favorite part is after the show Ran'd stuck around for a few minutes and connected with our students. Most entertainers are in a rush to get out after a show. Ran'd and Everythingbutthemime agency are truly role models for other performers and agencies. Our countdown until next year begins! Dan Juhl, Activities Coordinator Middle Georgia State College-Warner Robins, Warner Robins, GA 02/28/13 68 Small Auditorium 5555-5Ran'd was a breath of fresh air on our campus! I particularly appreciated the time he spent with and personalized attention he gave my students even after the show was over. I highly recommend Ran'd Shine! Amy Carter, Program Coordinator

Cayuga County Community College, Auburn, NY 04/17/13 25 Event Center 5555555 Ran'D Shine was simply AMAZING! It was great, clean entertainment and enjoyed by everyone in attendance. A MUST have for any event on your campus! Michael Fochtman, Student Actv Coordinator ________________________________________ SAILESH Metropolis Management

Indiana University Southeast, New Albany IN 8/24/12 160 Auditorium 5 5 4 - - 55 Fantastic! Students are still talking about it! Amanda Stonecipher, Dir of Housing

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT 08/31/12 1500 Gym 5555555 Sailesh: the X-Rated Hypnotist is one of the most fun performers we have come to Quinnipiac! He puts on a hilarious show and gets the whole audience involved. He is super friendly and after the show he will take the time to talk with you and answer any questions. Steve Pagios, Assistant Director

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 01/10/13 120+ Tillman Auditorium 555555Sailesh was really easy to work with. Being our first spring hypnotist in over 20 years he came in and made a lasting impression. He is a class act and one of the nicest people to work with and to get to know. He is great with adapting the show to the audience at hand and making it enjoyable for everyone. Tevin Brown, Special Events Chair

University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 01/23/13 726 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Sailesh was very creative and tailored his show to the students and what they reacted to. He was hilarious and one of the nicest people to work with the night of his show. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ SEAN BOTT COMEDY MENTALIST Bass-Schuler Agency

Ashford University, Clinton IA 8/21/12 300 Gym 5555555 Great performer. Blew the students minds with mental abilities! Heather McCue, CAB Southwest Minnesota State University,

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Marshall MN 8/25/12 250 Theater 5555343 Sean was amazing! He engaged our students and made the performance fun and exciting. What a talent he is! We will definitely consider bringing him back! Brittany Krull, Assist Dir of Student Success

Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky 09/14/12 220 Hodge Auditorium 5555-55 Sean Bott has a spectacular show! He amazed our campus and we will definitely be looking to have him back soon. His show was by far the best I've seen in my 4 years here at the college. Thanks so much! Adam Capps, Asst. Director of Student Activities

Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX 03/01/13 105 Southwestern University 4555-54 Sean was great! He arrived early to do teasers in the dining hall and stayed after the show to talk with students and do additional tricks. The students loved him! Lisa Dela Cruz, Assistant Director of Student Activities ________________________________________ SHOW OFF SHOW Fresh Variety

Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN 08/28/12 40 Housing Lodge 5555-55 Agent's help is exceptionally excellent! Channell Barbour, Asso. Director of Campus Life ________________________________________ XCLUSIVE Metropolis Management

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT 09/22/12 50 Theater 5555555 Kenneth "Xclusive" Paryo's combination of comedy and dancing offered a show that students have never seen before. He was personable and very interactive with the crowd giving a chance for students to come on stage and be part of his show. Steve Pagios, Assistant Director ________________________________________ THE INCREDIBLE BORIS Kirkland Productions

University of South FloridaSt. Petersburg Campus, St. Petersburg, FL 03/05/13 100+ USC 5555555 Anna Zapor, Director of Stage Acts

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University of South Florida, Tampa 10/02/12 300+ Student Center Plaza 5555555 Emily Lorino, Graduate Advisor

Seminole State College - Heathrow Center, Heathrow, FL 11/06/12 30 HEA Center Atrium 5555-5Agata is great, she is engaging and fun. Our students loved having her on campus. Everything But The Mime is the best agency out there. Great service, great prices. Mauricio Garcia, Assistant Director, Student Life ________________________________________

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Albion College, Albion MI 8/25/12 300 Kellogg Center -55555The students really enjoyed all the novelties that we brought in for this welcome back week-end event. Jennifer Scheer, Dir of Campus Programs ________________________________________ AIR BRUSH T-SHIRTS & MOVIE POSTERS Kirkland Productions

Texas Women’s University, Denton TX 9/5/12 520 Hubbard Oval (outside) 5555555 Working with Kirkland Productions and the artists- Michelle and John has been a pleasure. Allison K. Duarte, Program Coordinator ________________________________________ AIRBRUSH TRUCKER HATS -MICHELLE Kirkland Productions

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, Wisconsin 11/08/12 78 Commons 4445-44 Michelle is always very easy to work with and cares about giving the students what they want. Kathy O'Brien, Student Life Aide ________________________________________ AIRBRUSH TRUCKER HATS & CARICATURE ARTIST Big Smile

Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH 09/18/12 150+ Student Center 5555555 Amazing! Very popular with our students. Laura Green, Director of Student Engagement ________________________________________ AIRBRUSH TRUCKER HATS/ CASH CUBE/WAX HANDS Kirkland Productions

Nicolet Area Technical College, Rhinelander, WI 09/11/12 300 outdoors -55555Michelle (Cash Cube and Airbrush Hats) and Cindy (Wax Hands) were great! Michelle helped out our students by taking orders, and staying to finish all the hats so students could pick them up at my office the next day. The students loved all the novelties and are asking me to do it again next year! Julie Morgan, Student Life Coordinator ________________________________________

ASIAN NAME PAINTING AND CARICATURE.COM (NAMES AND FACES) Everything But The Mime University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR 04/02/13 1000 Student Center Ballroom 555555The students loved the Names and Faces Program with Pippi and Jeff. They were busy all day and both did an excellent job. We will definitely bring them back to campus! Kendra Regehr, Director of Student Activities ________________________________________ ATOM- WORLD'S FASTEST PAINTER ATOM

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/25/12 1434 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Animated and tons of fun! We couldn't get him to leave because he just loves what he does! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________

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THE RATING SYSTEM: 5= EXCELLENT 4= VERY GOOD 3= AVERAGE 2= FAIR 1= POOR

HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES FOR THE RATINGS FOUND AFTER THE BUYER’S NAME AND PLAY DATE: (1) ORIGINALITY; (2) ARTIST’S ABILITY; (3) RELATIONSHIP TO THE AUDIENCE; (4) COOPERATION / ATTITUDE; (5) ROAD CREW / MANAGEMENT; (6) AGENCY COOPERATION; (7) PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS PROVIDED. Campus Reports listed in RED indicate the buyer reported a perfect score in all categories that applied to their campus performance for that artist or event. AWARE TEXT P.E.E.R.S

Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville NC 8/28/12 3 - 3 - 4 4 Gerald Daniel, DSA

River Valley Community College, Claremont NH 11/7/12 50 4445555 Let’s do it again! Valerie Mahon, Student Activities

Broward College-North Campus, Coconut Creek, FL 04/02/13 100 Breezeway Building 46 5445553 Leo DeAraujo, Student Life Coordinator

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA 04/09/13 150 University 5555555 Great event! I would definitely offer it again at our university. Sabrina Petusevsky, Health Educator BALLOON ARTIST, FACE PAINTER, HENNA TATTOO Kirkland Productions, Inc.

Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX 09/29/12 300+ Hubbard Hall 555555Allison Duarte, Program Coordinator

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 02/20/13 125 Student Union Building 5555-55 Excellent artists. The students loved it. We love working with Kirkland Productions. Always excellent presenters and outstanding working relationship with the agent. Sonia Moore, Coordinator ________________________________________ BALLOONS BY LESTER Everything But The Mime

Francis Marion University, Florence, SC 02/16/13 200+ Smith University Center 5555-5Lester & Susan have participated in our homecoming celebration for several years and every year they are a big hit. We will book them again and again! LaTasha Brand, Assistant Dean of Students Pasco-Hernando Community CollegeNorth, Brooksville, FL 02/26/13 75 Student Lounge 5555-55 Sandre Lyons, Coordinator of Student Activities ________________________________________ BALLOONS BY LESTER & BODY ART BY SUSAN Everything But The Mime

Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens TN 8/`16/12 5 5 5 5 - - 5 I didn’t set up anything originally (change in staff) but it was a pleasure to work with them Kernie Lynn, DSA Hernando Community College/ Pasco, Brooksville FL 8/20/12 5 5 5 5 - 5 Sandre Lyons, Coord SA

Pasco Hernando Community College New Port Richey FL 8/23/12 600

5 5 5 5 5 Lester and Susan are Amazing! They are always friendly and so very talented. We would love to have them back more often. A pleasure to work with. Jessica White, Coord SA

Pasco Hernando Community College, Spring Hill FL 8/23/12 150 555555Lester & Susan are always awesome. They are always a big hit with our students. Their art is more than balloons and face paint. It’s an experience. Amber Watson, Coordinator of Student Activities St. Josephs’ College, Patchogue NY 9/6/12 1,000 College Quad 5555555 They were awesome. Everyone loved them. Amanda Myczkowski, Program Director

State College fo Florida, Bradenton FL 9/12/12 Student Union Courtyard 555555The students love Lester & Susan. They do a fantastic job for us and we will surely have them back again soon! Dana Byrnes, Staff Assistant

10/10/12 200 Art Show 5555555 They are great. Cannot say enough good words about them. Brenda Maples, Director, Student Activities

around and Susan's amazing body art, especially her face creations, were a huge hit among the students! Holly K Pilcavage, GA-RHPB

Bethany College, Orlando FL 10/18/12 5555555 Lester came on Tues/Wed before the event to promote and was fantastic. Better than I expected. They worked extremely hard for 4 hours w/ no break and with students crowding around. They were so patient. Deanne Abrams, Student Dev. Coordinator

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota, Bradenton, FL 01/23/13 300 outside pavillion 5555-5Always a crowd favorite and will be invited back in the future. Herschel Johnson, Coordinator Student Life

Bethany College, Lindsborg KS 10/13/12 Outside football stadium 4555554 Lester & Susan were wonderful to work with! Roxie Sjogren, DSA

Roane State Community College, Harriman TN 10/22/12 ROANE CAMPUS 5555555 Lester and Susan are more than I expected. They are truly a treat! Sarah Hooper, Coord. of Student Engagement

Morehead State University, Morehead KY 9/15/12 250 555555The event was great!. Hali Whitt, Tradition & Spirit Coordinator

Roane State Community College, Harriman TN 10/23/12 CAMPBELL CAMPUS 5555555 Students loved it - they even started dancing to the music Lester & Susan provided. A first for this campus Sarah Hooper, Coord. of Student Engagement

St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg FL 9/20/12 500 Quad 555555Love having Lester & Susan. Alyssa Haigh, Senior Staff Advisor

Roane State Community College, Harriman TN 10/24/12 OAK RIDGE CAMPUS 5555555 There was a line the whole day! Students loved it. Sarah Hooper, Coord. of Student Engagement

Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO 8/18/12 1500+ Outdoor picnic 5555555 They were excellent. We have them every year and will again! Angine Carr Robinett, DSL

Southeast Missouri State, Cape Girardeau MO 9/22/12 400+ University Center Lobby 4455-54 Excellent duo who came prepared and knew exactly what the audience wanted. Worked right through lunch to provide more for guests. Chris Danck, Special Events Coordinator

San Jacinto College- Central, Pasadena TX 9/25/12 Student Center 5555555 Lester & Susan are amazing to work with! Very easy going, friendly and fun! They arrived early and were set up before the event. They are always a hit & I enjoy working with them. High Quality artists. Amanda Rose, Coordinator of Student Life

Auburn University Auburn AL 9/26/12 Green Space 555555We absolutely love Lester & Susan! Their act is so unique and the lines of students are always long. They are friendly and creative. Laura Barnett, Student Activities

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL 10/5/12 800 Housing Lawn 4545-5They were delightful. Everyone is so easy to work with and the students had a blast. We will definitely invite them back as they are a fan favorite. Artie Jamison, Assoc Dean of Res Life Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, OH

St Petersburg College-Seminole, Seminole, FL 01/16/13 300+ College Lobby 555555Dena Leeks, Student Life and Sr. Administrator

University of Houston, Houston, TX 03/07/13 7500+ University of HoustonButler Plaza 555555The duo of artists were just amazing and kept the students in line entertained and impressed to make their time waiting experience better. They aided with the increase in amount of students participating in the event and even made the venue lively with decorative balloon art that was placed all around. The students absolutely loved it and even inspired other student organizations to express interest in contracting them. Jimmy Mai, Cultural Programming Director

Roane State Community College, Harriman TN 10/23/12 SCOTT CAMPUS 5555555 Great! Sarah Hooper, Coord. of Student Engagement

College of Central Florida-Ocala, Ocala, FL 04/17/13 300+ Klein Center 5555555 Lester & Susan were AMAZING.They had the crowd excited, they decorated our venue, had music playing and our students just love them! Marjone McGee, Director of Student Life

Roane State Community College, Harriman TN 10/25/12 CUMBERLAND CAMPUS 5555555 Students had a great time! Really impressed by Lester & Susan’s talent and professionalism. Sarah Hooper, Coord. of Student Engagement

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Roane State Community College, Harriman TN 10/25/12 LOUDON CAMPUS 5555555 Lester & Susan are very dedicated! Made sure the students had a great time. Sarah Hooper, Coord. of Student Engagement Miami-Dade College/ Medical Campus, Miami FL 10/29/12 200+ 5555555 Lester & Susan are phenomenal! Marisella C Rodriguez, DSL College of Central Florida, Ocala FL 12/5/12 300 Bedford Plaza 555555Lester & Susan are simply amazing! They connect with students and have a blast while they are on campus. We love having them visit. They are great at what they do. Marjone McGee, Director of Student Life

University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 01/13/13 1170 Student Union 555555Lester & Susan are such an amazing duo. Lester's balloon creations could be seen all throughout the event being worn and carried

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College of Central Florida-Citrus, Lecanto, FL 04/24/13 100+ Pavillion 5555--Susan and Lester are, by far, the most skilled in their area. As a student of smaller school, I really enjoyed seeing our population get involved with their performance and really enjoy themselves. They are quality performers and wonderful people to work with. I would invite them back in a heartbeat. A !!! Emily Thatcher, Chair of Special Events BEADED HATS Kirkland Productions

LSU Shreveport, Shreveport, LA 10/24/12 500+ UC Mall 5555555 I can always count on Kirkland Productions for a great event! Kimberly Thornton, Director of Student Activities ________________________________________ BODY ART BY SUSAN Everything But The Mime

Pasco-Hernando Community CollegeNorth, Brooksville, FL 02/26/13 75 Student Lounge 5555-55 Sandre Lyons, Coordinator of Student Activities ________________________________________ BONGO BALL MANIA C.E.P. Inc.

West Ottawa High School, Holland MI 6/3/12 300 North Shores Fitness 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Very pleased with everything. Staff was wonderful to work with.

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Lori Sweeney, Co-Chair Entertainment Monroe College, New Rochelle NY 7/27/12 32 Gym 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Great Event. Students enjoyed it! Samera Marsh, Assist DSA

Sheridan College, Sheridan WY 8/22/12 100 Thorne-Rider Commons 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Amazing event. Great to start the year with. Collin Wallace, Coord for Residential Education Highland Community College, Highland KS 8/28/12 Wellness Center 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Tyler Norman, Student Life Assistant Saint Anslem College, Manchester NH 9/14/12 75 Outdoor Quad -555554 Jean Couture, DSA

Daniel Webster College, Nashua NH 9/16/12 25 Softball Field 5555555 Very fun- students had a great time! easy set-up / take down. Crew was wonderful. Great activity for college-age students. Amanda Gibbons, Graduate Assistant LaSalle University, Philadelphia PA 9/21/12 86 McCarthy Stadium 5555554 This is a great event and I recommend it to any university Tyler Steffy, Late Night Program Coordinator Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ 9/22/12 University Green 5555555 Great customer service,very easy to work with! Mary Sarkissian, SAB Vice President Binghamton University, Binghamton NY 10/12/12 150 Manela Room/Union 4455444 The students very much loved the event. Christine Quattro, Grad Prog Coordinator

Saint Francis University, Loretto PA 11/9/12 5555555 Nick Stellabotte, Student Actv Coordinator

San Jacinto College-Central, Pasadena, TX 03/05/13 200+ Outside courtyard 5555554 Road crew was great. Very friendly. Students loved the event. Amanda Rose, Coordinator of Student Life ________________________________________ BUILD YOUR BEAR Kirkland Productions

Peru State College, Peru NC 9/26/12 200+ Student Center 5555555 Awesome event! Will host every semester! Chelsea Allgood, Student Activities Coordinator ________________________________________ CANDLE CREATIONS Kirkland Productions

University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus, St. Petersburg, FL 12/06/12 185+ Harborwalk 555555The candles were awesome and a big hit! We actually ran out because more students showed up than I had anticipated! Thank you so much, we will be using more novelties and variety from Kirkland Productions. Alaura Marriott, Director of Special Events Harborside Activities Board ________________________________________ CARICATURE ARTISTS Fun Enterprises

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT 08/27/12 50 Cafe

5555555 Always a place for quality, FUN provided two great artists that had the artistic ability plus skills to work with students. High quality! Steve Pagios, Assistant Director ________________________________________ CARICATURE ARTISTS Party Animals

University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 01/13/13 1170 Student Union 555555All three artists were fantastic! They would draw the students and even add backgrounds, quotes, and whatever else they asked for. They were great and very easy to work with. Holly K Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ CASINO CEP, Inc.

Roane-Chowan Comm College, Ahoskie NC 10/23/12 400-450 Gym 5444443 Great job. Tremaine Kwasikui, Student Actv Coordinator ________________________________________ CHAIR MASSAGE Kirkland Productions

University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus, St. Petersburg, FL 12/06/12 185+ Harborwalk 555555The students LOVED the massages! They were great to have and the student body left us with feedback to bring them back to campus for the end of every semester. They all arrived on time, and we will be looking forward to booking them again in the near future! Alaura Marriott, Director of Special Events Harborside Activities Board Stephen F Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 04/23/13 150 Student Center 5555555 Saville Harris, Graduate Assist Student Activities ________________________________________ CUSTOM AIR BRUSH HATS AND T-SHIRTS Kirkland Productions

Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX 10/11/12 200+ Outside 5542-54 We were very satisfied with the product and the artists, although their assistant did not cooperate will with our students. Lauren Tyler, Coordinator of Student Life ________________________________________ CUSTOM SILICONE WRISTBANDS Kirkland Productions

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 02/06/13 353 Student Union Building 5555555 The students were delighted with their wristbands and the presenters were extremely flexible and accommodating. We have always had an outstanding relationship with Kirkland Productions and their presenters and we look forward to future partnerships with this agency. Sonia Moore, Coordinator ________________________________________ DASH FOR DOLLARS The Smith Agency, Inc.

East Central Community College, Decatur MS 8/20/12 3333-33 Marcie Pinson, Dir of Housing and Student Activities

Lee College, Baytown TX 8/27/12 4555554 Ralph was a true professional. Students loved the show!

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Mike Spletter, Student Activities Coordinator Manor College, Jenkinstown PA 11/14/12 4444442 Advertising posters were dated. Allison Fisk, Director of Student Activities

Independence Community College, Independence, KS 02/13/13 75 William Inge Theater 4555555 Very good show Mary Bailey, Student Life Coordinator ________________________________________ DIPPIN” DOTS Endeavor Entertainment

Seton Hill University, Greenburg PA 9/6/12 5-5--55 Emily Franicola, President SAC ________________________________________ DISTRACTED DRIVING SIMULATOR (D.U.I. AND TEXTING) P.E.E.R.S

Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale AZ 3/28/12 5 5 4 5 5 4 We appreciate Norman’s assistance in making this event happen in spite of paperwork delays. Students tremendously enjoyed the experience, especially with the local police department providing additional info. Zoila Tovar-Blank, Counselor

North Central College, Napersville IL 6/01/12 4 5 4 5 5 3 4 Agency did not seem to communicate at all with the road crew. Had to review everything with the road crew which should have been told to them by the home office. Nicole Spizzirri, Grad Assistant

Albemarle County Police Dept, Charlottesville VA 8/7/12 5555555 RS Jamerson, Police Officer LImestone College, Gaffney, SC 08/27/12 100+ on campus 3333433 Diane McCoy, Admin Asst.

Webster University, St. Louis MO 8/29/12 200 Univ Involvement Fair 5555555 Wish we had two cars to serve the number of interested students, staff and faculty. Tom and Aaron were wonderful. Patrick Stack, Director of Counseling Valdosta State University, Valdosta GA 8/31/12 100 - - 5 5 5 5 The DUI Simulator Team did a great job. Mark Williams, Coord of Drug & Alcohol Education

University of Minnesota, Crookston MN 9/6/12 5555555 Over-all performance was excellent. Andy and Rose kept positive and were problem solvers in spite of rain & dripping canopy. The program ran for 6 hours with 51 students participating in both DWI and texting simulations. The corresponding educational movie and screen visual of what the client participator was viewing allowed for audience involvement and learning as well. As Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug program coordinator, I will recommend P.E.E.R.S Simulator Programs to other schools and interested prevention coordinators. Vicki Svedarsky, UMC Alcohol &  Drug Program Coordinator Roanoke College, Salem VA 9/11/12 95 Outdoors 545555Mark Petersen, Dean of Fun

University of Montana Western/ Dillon MT 10/3/12 400 Arena 5555555 Nicole Hazelbaker, Dean of Students

Idaho State University, Pocatello ID 10/4/12 161 Under Hypostyle 4-12353 Would have liked to see the road crew more engaged with the audience. Carli Oeding, SAB Education Chair

American International University, Springfield MA 11/9/12 50+ Quadrangle 4555544 Andrew Ledoux. Grad Assist. Student Activities ________________________________________ DRIVE-IN INFLATABLE SCREEN The Party People Inc

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT 09/01/12 250 Outdoors 5555555 Party People always has great customer service; the staff is always friendly and informed about their products. The staff always makes sure that everything is going as smooth as possible, and that the school gets the best experience whenever using their products. Steve Pagios, Assistant Director ________________________________________ DUI SIMULATOR P.E.E.R.S Awareness

Northern Virginia Comm College, Annandale VA 19/12/12 75 5555555 Calvin W, Haney, Student Life Coordinator Colorado Northwestern Com College, Rangley CO 10/18/12 4555555 Kade Labeef, Residence Life Coordinator

Newman University, Wichita KS 10/15/12 NU Quad 5555555 Very nice to work with! Lauen Susong, Student Activities Coordinator

Lyon College, Batesville, AR 02/13/13 50 Mabee-Simpson Library Grassy Knoll 5555555 Kim Hinds-Brush, Director of Residence Life ________________________________________ FEATHER HAIR EXTENSIONS Kirkland Productions

Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO 10/05/12 100 Billingsly Student Center 5555555 Great event students loved it. Craig Gullett, Coordinator of Student Activities ________________________________________ FORTUNE TELLER Kirkland Productions

Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Port Arthur, TX 10/30/12 50 Student Center 5555-55 This event was a huge hit for our Fall Festival. The fortune teller was very professional and very impressive. We had students anxious to have their cards read. The personnel for this event was very cooperative and promoted the event very well. We were very pleased with the whole experience! Claire Thomason, Director of Student Activities

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THE RATING SYSTEM: 5= EXCELLENT 4= VERY GOOD 3= AVERAGE 2= FAIR 1= POOR

HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES FOR THE RATINGS FOUND AFTER THE BUYER’S NAME AND PLAY DATE: (1) ORIGINALITY; (2) ARTIST’S ABILITY; (3) RELATIONSHIP TO THE AUDIENCE; (4) COOPERATION / ATTITUDE; (5) ROAD CREW / MANAGEMENT; (6) AGENCY COOPERATION; (7) PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS PROVIDED. Campus Reports listed in RED indicate the buyer reported a perfect score in all categories that applied to their campus performance for that artist or event. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 10/26/12 500 UA Student Union 5555-5The students loved her! She had a line all night long. Carolina Valdizon, Cultures and Concepts Chair for University Programs

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 04/19/13 550+ Arkansas Union 5555-55 We reserved the fortune teller, magician (Frank DeVille), and 2 caricature artists. The fortune teller was busy all night and it seemed like a big hit. The caricature artists, of course, were a big hit and there was a long line all night (even after midnight). Frank DeVille was amazing. He performed a teaser show earlier in the day and had at least 150-250 people in his show. Thank you for providing amazing entertainment. Jameel Braddock, Program Coordinator ________________________________________ GOURMET HOT CHOCOLATE BAR Maui Wowi Hawaiian

University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 01/12/13 217 Quaker Ballroom 555555The hot chocolate was fresh and amazingly delicious. The students loved that they could add over 10 different toppings to their already tasteful hot drinks! Holly K Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ FRISBEE SPIN ART Kirkland Productions

Texas Women’s University/ Dallas, Dallas TX 9/5/12 180 3444453 Chré Parnell, Student Life Coordinator ________________________________________ FUNNY PHOTO FRAMES Kirkland Productions

Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls TX 8/29/12 150 Student Center 4555-5Can’t wait to have him back for Presidential Pics. Cammie Dean, Director ________________________________________ FUNNY T-SHIRTS AND PICTURES TOO The Smith Agency

Central Community College, Grand Island NE 11/27/12-11/29/12 3 4 5 5 5 3 3 70 Main Corridor Drew was nice to work with and dealt with student professionally. No hassle show. Nick Freelend, Activities Director ________________________________________ GAME PACKAGE Endeavor Entertainment

SUNY Cobleskill, Cobelskill NY 9/15 & 9/29/2012 -55555Endeavor is our go-to novelty agency. They are always on time, friendly and willing to work with all our needs. They have a wide range of novelties at reasonable costs. Our students absolutely love the tiger bounce and Snap Shot Photos. We can not wait to do business with them again! Julicia Godbout, President CAB Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing, NJ 02/07/13 30+ College 5555-55 Students enjoyed the game show and cash

prizes. Excellent job! Cynthia Correa, Asst. Dir. Student Services ________________________________________

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Limestone College, Gaffney SC 8/18/12 Timken Center East 2 3 3 4 5 Angel Parson, Activities Coordinator

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY 8/24/12 2,000 5 5 5 5 5 5 Christine Noonan, Evenings and Weekends Program Advisor ________________________________________ HAUNTED HOUSE Endeavor Entertainment

SUNY- ESF, Syracuse NY 10/19/12 5---443 Worked well with students. Agency was willing to work around the space offered and were creative about adapting the Haunted House to our needs. Kavya Krishnan ________________________________________ HAUNTED LASER TAG Party Vision, LLC

Cazenovia College, Cazenovia NY 10/25/12 224 Gym 555555They transformed our gym into a fog filled, black light, AMAZING laser tag course. It blew the student's mind when they saw our gym. Scott was so helpful and making the course fit well into our gym. We had the event from 9pm-1am, and so many different crowds of students attended. It was something the students talked about for days! We really want them back for next year! Victoria Sokolowski, Campus Program Coord. ________________________________________ HIGH FLYING ADVENTURES Kirkland Productions

Stanford University, CA 09/24/12 1200+ Flomo (Levin) Field 5555555 The High Flying Adventure was the perfect centerpiece to our welcome back to school carnival. We ordered 4 balloons and they were beautiful! We had them out on the field at night and students were able to get in the baskets and take photos, which they loved. Working with Kirkland and the balloonist was easy and enjoyable. I cant' wait to work with them again! THANK YOU! Angelina Cardona, Assistant Director Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS 04/06/13 600+ Robins Center Lawn 4455555 Jamison Green, Main Event Coordinator

Newberry College, Newberry, SC 04/13/13 80+ Practice Football Field 5555555 The event was wonderful - students kept coming out to go up in the balloon, to take photos, and to simply chat with the balloonist. Chuck and George were wonderful, and even offered to stay awhile past the contract, to get everyone in that wanted to go up. Brandi Veigh, Residence Life Coordinator ________________________________________ HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES Kirkland Productions

UT Dallas, Richardson 10/29/12 500+ Multipurpose Field 5555555

Absolute professionals Jonathan GNO White, Asst. Director of Student Activities ________________________________________ IVAN PECEL Fresh Variety

Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA 09/28/12 Cosgrave Student Center 5555554 Ivan was such a personable guy. He was easy to get along with and brought some comedy into his act. The juggling that he did was fantastic and very creative and original. We would enjoy having him again. Tyler Pine, Student Government President ________________________________________ LUCKY BAMBOO Kirkland Productions, Inc.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI 10/09/12 100+ Commons -----53 Lucky Bamboo is not an original event, many agencies have that novelty, but Kirkland Productions is the best agency to get the bamboo from. We always receive healthy and nice looking bamboo. We receive the holders, rocks and ties then we get the bamboo always on time! Kaitlyn Fitzgerald, Student Involvement Assistant Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, OH 10/10/12 200 Art Show 5555555 They are great. Cannot say enough good words about them. Brenda Maples, Director, Student Activities ________________________________________ LOUIS PAUL Louis Paul Presentations

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/26/12 533 Student Union Ballrooms 555555His balloon creations are absolutely amazing. Paul is so kind and takes the time to get to know his hosts. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ MARGARET’S ART ON YOU/ TEAM M&M Everything But The Mime

San Jacinto College, Pasadena TX 8/28/12 5555555 Great event! Margaret is very talented. Students are still talking about the event and asking when she will be back. She was very easy to work with. Amanda Rose, Coordinator of Student Life Lee College, Baytown TX 8/30/12 4555-5Margaret was a true professional. I would recommend this show to any college. Mike Spletter, Student Activities Coordinator Roane State Community College, Harriman TN 9/25/12 5555555 Great job!! Students loved it! Sarah Hooper, Coord of Student Engagement

Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge TN 9/26/12 5555555 Great work as always! Sarah Hooper, Coord of Student Engagement ________________________________________

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MECHANICAL BULL (AND MORE) Endeavor Entertainment

Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica NY 8/31/12 300 Welcome Week ----55Our third annual Welcome Week was once again a success. Students had a lot of fun on the mechanical bull, laser trap, photo booth and temporary tattoos. The crew was great. They were fast, professional and interacted with the students. Carla Zupancic, Advisement Specialist ________________________________________ METAL STREET SIGNS Kirkland Productions

Newberry College, Newberry, SC 09/12/12 100 Science and Math Lobby 5555-55 Brandi Veigh, Residence Life Coordinator ________________________________________

MIKE DA ROVING GUY AND MARGARET'S "ART ON YOU" Everything But The Mime University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 04/03/13 85 Student Center Mall 5555-53 Everyone involved was an absolute pleasure to work with. Carol at EBTM was very helpful and Mike & Margaret were a joy to have on campus. The students thoroughly enjoyed them and were highly impressed with their abilities! As for the promotional material, we did receive some posters from them; however, we had our Promotions Chair actually put together a flyer. Heather Sprinkle, Coordinator Murray State University, Murray, KY 04/15/13 200 Curris Center 5555-55 Mike and Margaret are an institution at our school. Jeanie Morgan, Coord. Student Activities ________________________________________ MISTER COOL Kirkland Productions

Cowley College, Ark City KS 8/19/12 300 5 5 5 5 5 5 I loved Mister Cool! It made for a great back to school event. Would definitely like to have him back! Kristi Shaw, DSL ________________________________________ MOVIE PICS POSTERS C.E.P., INC.

Tiffin University, Tiffin OH 8/28/12 75 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 Laura Green, Director of Student Engagement ________________________________________ MOVIE POSTERS Kirkland Productions

LSU Shreveport, Shreveport, LA 10/26/12 200+ UC Mall 5555555 I can always count on Kirkland Productions for a great event!!!! Kimberly C Thornton, Director of Student Activities ________________________________________ MOVIE POSTER SHOW CEP, Inc.

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11/15/12 5555555 McNerney, Director of Student Activities ________________________________________ MYSTERY INK C.E.P., INC.

West Ottawa High School, Holland MI 6/3/12 300 North Shores Fitness 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Very impressed with how quick and how many tattoos were done during this event. Loved Shawna. She was a fast and hard worker. Will request her again if we do the show again. Lori L. Sweeney, Co-Chair, Entertainment

Pueblo Community College, Pueblo CO 11/7/12 Student Center 5555-53 Lori Denney, Administrative Assistant ________________________________________ OBSTACLE COURSE/ CANNON BALL BLASTER Endeavor Entertainment

Ithaca College, Ithaca NY 5/6/12 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 Theresa Radley, Assist Dir. of Student Involvement ________________________________________ PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATES Art and Fun

San Jacinto College-Central, Pasadena, TX 01/15/13 300 Student Center 5555555 Art & Fun is a great agency. The staff is very friendly and works well with students. Amanda Rose, Coordinator of Student Life ________________________________________ PHOTO BOBBLEHEADS Kirkland Productions

Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, KY 12/05/12 200 Student Center 5555-55 John with Photo Bobble Heads was TERRIFIC to work with. The bobble heads were extremely high quality and the production rate was very fast (much higher than other photo items). Great product, students loved it! Andrew Rash, Director of Student Life ________________________________________ PHOTO BOOTH Art and Fun

San Jacinto College-Central, Pasadena, TX 12/05/12 300+ Student Center 5555555 Great Event!! Art & Fun customizes the logo on the photo strip to your event, your school or whatever you prefer. There was a line from start to finish. Art & Fun even stayed about 30 minutes late to make sure all the students in line were able to get pictures. Amanda Rose, Coordinator of Student Life ________________________________________ PHOTO BOOTH Endeavor Entertainment

Utica College 5/11/12 200 Hotel Utica 4 4 4 5 - 5 - 4 Was truly the best investment for this event. The students enjoyed it very much. Would definitely do this again next year! Fran Lucia, Activities Advisor

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 02/08/13 100+ Tennity Ice Skating Rink 5555555 Endeavor Entertainment Inc. have been an amazing company to work with, great people, great personalities and great attractions. Syracuse University has been working with this company for

a year and half now and we are proud to say that we will definitely continue working with them. Antoinette B. Brillantes, VP of Events and Programming

Stephen F Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 02/14/13 350 Student Center 5555-55 Saville Harris, Grad. Assist of Student Activities ________________________________________ PHOTO BOOTH Kirkland Productions

Texas Women’s University, Dallas TX 9/5/12 180 3555554 Chré Parnell, Student Life Coordinator

University of Richmond, Richmond, Va 10/26/12 500+ The Web 5555555 Joey Greener, VP Campus Relations for Activities Board

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 11/02/12 50+ Golden Pond 5555555 Andy was entertaining. My committee members and I loved the quality and detail of his work. He was also fun and a blast to work with. Marlon Oliver, Special Events ________________________________________ PHOTO DOG TAGS Kirkland Productions

Kansas City KS Comm College, Kansas City KS 8/31/12 200+ Back To School Bash -555-55 We always have a good working relationship with Kirkland Productions. They deliver as promised. Linda Sutton, DSA

Southeast Community College Area, Lincoln, NE 05/08/13 327 gym 5555-5John is awesome. He has been to our campus numerous times and always puts out a quality product. Rachel Mason, Activities Coordinator ________________________________________ PHOTO DRY ERASE BOARDS Fun Enterprises, Inc.

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/25/12 1434 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Really nice to work with. Made sure the students were happy with their boards. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ PHOTO KEY CHAINS Coyote On Campus

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/25/12 1434 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Students loved the key chains. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ PHOTO KEYCHAINS Kirkland Productions

Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO 10/03/12 150+ Billingsly Student Center 5555555 Great event Kirklands always does a great job. Craig Gullett, Coordinator of Student Activities ________________________________________ PHOTO MAGNETS Fun Enterprises

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT 08/27/12 150 Cafe 5555555 FUN's photo magnets were great quality and the staff was really friendly and loved working with

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the students! Working with them was so easy and fun! Steve Pagios, Assistant Director ________________________________________ PHOTO POSTCARDS 2 HOME Coyote On Campus

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/25/12 1434 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Everyone was having a great time posing for their photos! Line moved quickly. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________

PIMP YOUR ROOM: SNAP SHOTZ/STREET SIGNS/COTTON CANDY Endeavor Entertainment

Cazenovia College, Cazenovia NY 09/01/12 207 Morgan Room 555555CAB students wanted a craft program focused on decorating their rooms. I talked with Monica at Endeavor Entertainment and was able to build "Pimp Your Room." Snap Shotz allowed students to take pictures with their new friends and Personalized Street Signs (in our school colors)gave the students something cool to hang up. Cotton Candy was a great, quick snack as they waited for their goodies to be printed. Very Successful Event! Victoria Sokolowski, Campus Program Coordinator ________________________________________ PIPPI'S ART - ASIAN NAME PAINTING Everything But The Mime

Stetson University, DeLand, FL 02/11/13 200+ Stetson Green -555554 Robin and Jeffery were excellent. My staff appreciated their flexibility in making names for senior staff on campus towards the end of their shift. Overall, positive remarks from students shared during the event and afterwards. Definitely hope to invite Pippi Art back to Stetson. Yolany Gonell, Assistant Director ________________________________________ POP STAR / BLING NATION C.E.P. Inc.

Salem State University, Salem MA 10/5/12 5555555 CAB ________________________________________ POSTERS Kirkland Productions

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 11/02/12 50+ Golden Pond/ Flag Plaza 5555555 Brian was superb in all he did for my event. He was cooperative, friendly and took pride in what he was doing. He was a joy to work with and my committee members and others appreciated his work. He was awesome. Marlon Oliver, Director of Special Events ________________________________________ PRESIDENTIAL PICTURES Kirkland Productions

Western Nebraska Community College, Scottsbluff, NE 9/17/12 5555555 Jon was great. The product was great and his presensation was exceptional. Y. Bonnar, Residential Life Coordinator ________________________________________ PSYCHIC FAIR Gr8 Show

Cazenovia College, Cazenovia NY 10/26/12 159 Morgan Room 555555CAB matched the Psychic Fair with our Hal-

loween events. Flora brought 4 people, each having a different skill set. We had palm reading, tarot cards and runes. We also had a photo both set up so while students were waiting in line for the fortune, they took silly photos with props with their friends. I love working with Flora and her staff, we love Gr8 Show! Victoria Sokolowski, Campus Prog Coordinator ________________________________________ PUT IT WHERE YOU WANT IT T-SHIRTS CEP Inc, Blimm College, Brenham TX 10/24/12 200+ Student Center 5555555 Great Show. Mordecai Brownlee, DSL

Sheridan College, Sheridan, WY 01/18/13 79 Commons Cafe 4555555 Very accommodating performance. Students enjoyed receiving free items that they created and selected. Collin Wallace, Coordinator of Residential Education and Intramural Programs Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 02/16/13 100 University Union 55555-5 Rich was awesome! Than Oo, Campus Activities Rep

Indiana University-Purdue University-Columbus, Columbus, IN 02/26/13 70+ Columbus 4435543 Anna Droste-Glowisnki, Assistant Director of Student Involvement ________________________________________ REALITY CHECK GAME SHOW PEER Awareness

Bethany College, Lindsborg KS 8/19/12 150 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 Misspellings in the slides during the game show. Jessica Schierling, assoc Dean for Student Life

Ogheechee Technical College, Statesboro GA 9/19/12 50 Auditorium 4555554 Kelli Waters, Student Activities Coordinator

Bethel University, McKenzie, TN 09/24/12 44 Multipurpose Room 5555555 Very exciting. Korry and Orlo are very entertaining. Nicholas Batey, Graduate Assistant

Southwest TN Community College, Memphis TN 9/25/12 53 Game Room 5555555 The crew was really exciting and awesome. Connie Herron, Coordinator Lyon College, Batesville AR 9/28/12 30 Maxfield Room 555555Kim Hinds-Brush, DCL

Bethel University, McKenzie, TN 01/16/13 40 Multipurpose Room 5555555 Great Duo! Orlando and Derek work incredibly well together and obviously care a lot about what they do. The students enjoyed the show and the wide variety of activities during the program appealed to everyone in the audience, even those who aren't particularly trivia savvy. Orlando connected very well with the students and everyone walked out feeling like a winner. We chose the "Drug and Alcohol Awareness" questions and our students learned much more than they realized. Great program - we will definitely be bringing these two back again as soon as possible. Incredibly professional in every aspect. Rachel Stephens, Director of Student Activities ________________________________________

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HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES FOR THE RATINGS FOUND AFTER THE BUYER’S NAME AND PLAY DATE: (1) ORIGINALITY; (2) ARTIST’S ABILITY; (3) RELATIONSHIP TO THE AUDIENCE; (4) COOPERATION / ATTITUDE; (5) ROAD CREW / MANAGEMENT; (6) AGENCY COOPERATION; (7) PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS PROVIDED. Campus Reports listed in RED indicate the buyer reported a perfect score in all categories that applied to their campus performance for that artist or event. RICE JEWELRY Kirkland Productions

Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS 02/14/13 100+ Valentine's Day Celebration 5555-5I know when I book with Kirkland Productions that I can count on high quality professional services. Linda H. Sutton, Director of Student Activities ________________________________________ RIVALRY GAME SHOW C.E.P., INC.

Chattahoochee Technical College, Marietta GA 8/23/12 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Erika Condon, Student Affairs Specialist ________________________________________ SATURDAY NIGHT CASINO Auburn Moon Agency

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/25/12 1434 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555It was a cool experience for students to feel like they were actually gambling. This event is always looked forward to. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ SAVE A LIFE TOUR - DRUNK DRIVING Kramer Entertainment

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 09/12/12 100 Multipurpose Room 4345443 Samantha Fehr, Grad Assistant of Special Events ________________________________________ SILHOUETTES BY KATHRYN Everything But The Mine, Inc.

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/25/12 1434 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Kathryn was amazing! She cuts your silhouette out in under 2 minutes just by looking at your profile. One of the happiest people I have ever met! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ SPIN ART FRISBEES Kirkland Productions

Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX 7/24/12 80 SUB 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 We really enjoyed having Spin Art Frisbee on Campus. The students had such a great time with it. Meredith Holden, Assist DSA

Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Port Arthur, TX 10/29/12 60 Student Center -555-55 As always the equipment used by this agency was in great condition. Personnel operating the equipment was very professional and very personable with the students. I would highly recommend this activity. The students thoroughly enjoyed making the frisbees. Claire Thomason, Director of Student Activities ________________________________________ SPIN ART SHUTTER SHADES Kirkland Productions

Newberry College, Newberry 10/03/12 100+ Science and Math Lobby 5555555

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University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 04/05/13 500+ Arkansas Union 5555-55 The Spin Art Shutter Shades were a hit on our campus and Kristin (the artist) was phenomenal. This activity was busy all night and was a great "take-away" for our students. Great job Kirkland Productions! Jameel Braddock, Program Coordinator ________________________________________ SPRING FLING / MONICA EVERDYKE Endeavor Entertainment

Gloucester County College, Sewell NJ 5/1/12 500+ 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Arrived on time. very knowledgeable on equipment and college/ student atmosphere. Staff was friendly and helpful and able to adapt alterations from original planning. Overall awesome! Would refer! Amanda R. Chandler, Technician ________________________________________ TEAM M&M MIKE “DA ROViNG GUY” MARGARET’S “ART ON YOU” Everything But The Mime

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga TN 08/19/12 3000+ 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 Mike & Margaret were wonderful. A great Welcome Week Program. Madison Ralston, Assist Dean of Students Georgia Highlands College 8/21/12 60 Student Lounge 5 5 5 5 - 5 5 Team M&M is so easy to work with! I love bringing them to campus and students do too! Lyric Sprinkle, Student Life Coord. Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory NC 8/25/12 5555555 Katie Fisher, Dean of Students

Central Community College, Grand Island NE 9/5/12 350 Student Center 5555554 Very professional performance. Easy to work with Mike and Carol in the office. Everyone loved their balloons. Nick Freelend, Activities Director

Amarillo College, Amarillo TX 9/20/12 1200 AC Fall Fest 5555-55 Love working with these guys! Heather Atchley, DSL

Aurora University, Aurora IL 10/5-6/12 150 Quad & Spartan Spot 5555555 Always such a pleasure to work with them. They are so flexible and wonderful! Brandy Skier Kiewicz, Dir of Student Engagement

University of Findlay, Findlay OH 10/13/12 Donnell Stadium 5545-5Mike and Margaret were so wonderful to work with. We had to turn people away from their amazing work after 3 hours of non-stop traffic. They were easy-going, fun to talk to and so supportive of our event. Christina Suther, Homecoming Spirit Chair University of Akron, Akron/Ohio 10/20/12 225 Student Union

555555The balloons and body art were an absolute hit at our Family Day! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ TEAM M&M- ECO FUN BALLOON  BRACELETS Everything But the Mime

Lincoln Land Comm College, Springfield IL 9/24/12 5555554 Carol was fantastic for helping organize and then following up post-show. Michelle was great with students and faculty. Loved this event. Michelle Burger, Student Events Coordinator ________________________________________ TEAM M&M- MARGARET’S ART ON YOU Everything But the Mime

Northwestern State University, Natchitoches LA 9/22/12 5555-5Artists did a fantastic job! Everyone was very pleased with her work. Victoria Hippler, Executive Rep at Large ________________________________________ TEAM M&M- MIKE “DA ROVING GUY” Everything But the Mime

King College, Bristol TN 9/29/12 Family Weekend 5555555 Excellent! Emily Loudon, DSL ________________________________________ TEXTING AND DRIVING P.E.E.R.S Awareness

Evans High School, Evans GA 10/21/12 120 5555555 Very Well Done! T. Stan Shepherd, Director ________________________________________ TEXT WARS GP Entertainment

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA 01/10/13 100 Slep Pondview 2231--Artists showed up late and were purchasing coffee at the convenience store and fixing their hair 20 minutes after they were set to go on. They were not as funny as we were expecting, and had a powerpoint with questions then gave cash. We feel we could have put a powerpoint together with better questions and had a better quality event. I would not recommend. Dayna Coleman, Asst. Coord of Student Life ________________________________________ THINKFAST GAME SHOW TjohnE Productions

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT 08/28/12 50 Cafe 5555555 ThinkFast was an incredible show! The host and the DJ were so energetic. People were literally on the edge of their seats trying to figure out answers with their team! Steve Pagios, Assistant Director

Wright State University-Main Campus, Dayton, OH 09/29/12 115 120 Med Sci 5555555 Think Fast Game Show is the best touring trivia game show for the money in the market. Their

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host is top notch, their buzzers are plentiful and easy to use, and they keep every member of the audience engaged with the opportunity to win up until the very end! Daniel Schraeder, Assistant Director for Residence Life University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 01/12/13 217 Quaker Ballroom 555555ThinkFast was an amazing Welcome Weekend event! It's extremely interactive and the host is hilarious. They brought everything they needed from lights and sound to the entire game show setup! Holly K Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ TRONSYSTEM TjohnE Booking & Production

University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 01/13/13 1170 Student Union 555555Everyone wanted to get in on at least one game of laser tag. We turned out all of the lights in our ballrooms and they put up a bunch of inflatables, handed out the electronic vests and laser tag guns, and let the games begin! Holly K Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ T-SHIRT SHOW C.E.P., INC.

Morton College, Cicero IL 8/23/12 Courtyard 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 Printing of the shirts was very slow. Having an additional machine would be helpful. Marisol Velazques, DSA ________________________________________ TWO CARICATURE ARTISTS Fun Enterprises, Inc.

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/25/12 1434 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Very professional. Students were so excited to show off their caricatures. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ ULTIMATE BLOWOUT C.E.P. Inc.

Chowan University, Murfreesboro NC 8/23/12 100+ Hawks Nest 5555555 Leah Lambson, DSL

Southside VA Community College, Alberta VA 9/4/12 5555555 Highly Recommend! Robbie Washburn, Student Activities Coord. Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA 9/7/2 Seegers Union 44-4444 Bev MacEwan, DSA

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark NJ 10/13/12 5555555 Great Job! Humberto Baquerico, Assistant Director

Thomas More College, Crestview Hills KY 11/19/12 4---544 Need more new and updated songs. Also “fa-

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mous” songs. Examples: “Call Me Maybe,” “Say My Name,” “Sweet Caroline.” Monica Kuscher, Student Activities ________________________________________ VAL’S DOG TAGS Everything But The Mime

St Leo University, St Leo FL 8/20/12 5555555 Everything was wonderful and the students really enjoyed themselves. Jennifer Garcia, Director FYE Rollins College, Winter Park FL 9/10/12 5555-55 Val was early and very flexible. Rollins students really enjoyed her. Aeryel Williams, Grad Assistant Hillsborough Community College, Tampa FL 9/11-9/12/12 4555-53 Val is always on time, hard working and relates well to students. Dr. Earl Paul, Student Services ________________________________________ VAL’S CUSTOM LEATHER Everything But The Mime

VA Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg VA 8/31/12 5555555 The agency is always fantastic to work with. We are never disappointed. Laura Bedenbaugh, Assist Dir Student Programming Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 10/10/12 125 Student Union Building 5555-55 We love working with her! Sonia Moore, Coordinator ________________________________________ WARHOL ART PHOTOS Bobby K Entertainment

Cazenovia College, Cazenovia NY 11/09/12 134 Outside Dining Hall 533444Warhol Photos were something different for our campus. We added a crafty side to the event by supplying foam stickers and markers so they could decorate the frames for the photos. It was very simple and straight to the point. They took your photo, they put it in the computer, and then printed it. Students had fun, and would think about bringing them back again, but maybe with another event so there's more to do. Victoria Sokolowski, Campus Prog Coordinator ________________________________________ WAX TO THE MAX The Smith Agency

Crowder College, Neosho MO 9/26/12 3333344 Natalie Long, Campus Life Assistant ________________________________________ XTREME ZIP LINE C.E.P, Inc.

Labette Community College, Parsons KS 8/20/12 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Tarah Cockrell, Student Life

Dodge City Community College, Dodge City KS 8/24/12 125 5 4 3 - 3 5 3 Great show. Students and staff loved the zip line. But staff was not prepared for needing help during the event. Justin Hergert, Assist Dean of Res Life Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs WY 8/27/12

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Harvey Anderson, Student Body President

Eastern New Mexico University, Roswell NM 9/5/12 5533455 Maria Leblanc, Director of Student Development Sheridan College, Sheridan NY 9/12/12 123 5555555 Great Show! Connected students with faculty and staff. Collin Wallace, Coordinator for Residential Education Southwest Virginia Com College, Alberta VA 10/9/12 5555555 Professional and this event was loved by our students. Highly recommend. Robbie Washburn, Student Activ Coordinator

San Jacinto College (Central) Pasadena TX 11/7/12 350-400 Outdoors 555545Fun event. High volume of students participated. An easy event to host. Amanda Rose, Coordinator of Student Activities Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls TX 11/08/12 170 Soccer Field 5555555 Maria Mamirez, Grad Assistant

Cowley County Community College, Arkansas City KS 11/12/12 125 5555555 Kristi Shaw, Director of Student Life ________________________________________ ZAPPED LASER TAG The Smith Agency, Inc.

University of Pittsburg/ Greensburg Greensburg PA 9/13/12 75 Gym 4434544 Good program. Worked through any issues and were flexible throughout. Al Thiel, DSA

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University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 08/19/12 500 University of Dayton Recreation Complex 5555554 It would have been nice for the teaser to have worked out. We had good attendance, but the teaser in the dining halls would have really boosted this number. Thanks for everything! The performers were incredibly easy to work with and everybody had a wonderful time. Emilee Langenkamp, New Student Orientation Student Coordinator

Alderson-Broaddus College, Phillipi WV 8/21/31 200 5555555 Thanks for a great show. Koreen Villers, Director of Orientation

Marian University-Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 08/23/12 0 Library Auditorium 5555--5 We had this show back in the spring of 2012 and this time it was MUCH better. The comedy was great, the information was intelligent and credible and presented nicely, the show was very appropriate for the audience. The team was very polite and had a great attitude. Jimmy Cox, Assist Director of Student Activities

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8/29/12 5555555 Awesome presentation! It was informative and kept the students laughing. Donna Gustafson, Dean of Student Svcs

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 09/02/12 1000 John Cranford Adams Playhouse 5555555 We really enjoyed this performance and have received fantastic student feedback. We look forward to working with them again in the future. Office of Student Leadership and Activities, Graduate Assistant New England College, Henniker NH 9/3/12 140 Simon Center 5555555 Bethany Craig, Assistant DSA

Knox College, Galesburg IL 9/6/12 400 Harbach Theatre 5555555 Our students loved the show and the staff appreciated the educational message! Heather Poppy, Assoc Dean of Students

Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge IA 9/11/12 25 Student Resource Center 5555555 Well Done! Anthony Acklin, Student Activities Coordinator

Dalton State College, Dalton GA 9/12/12 96 5553554 Hilarious show! A great non-threatening way to get students talking about consequences from alcohol use. Donna Lee Sullins, Assoc Dir of Student Life US Navy Navsta Everett, Everett WA 9/20/12 265 5555555 Mike and Colin did an outstanding job of reaching out to the commands of Naval Station Everett. If I could give them a higher mark, I WOULD! They were great. Jame Goodman, CSC DAPA

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 09/25/12 700+ Richardson Ball Room 5555555 The guys we had were Patrick and Brice they are really nice guys. Their show was 100% entertaining and 100% informative. They made a topic that students find a hard time talking about funny and exciting at the same time. The student body really loved it and one of our Vice Presidents and Dean's enjoyed the show as well. The way they approach alcohol awareness is like no other and is a must have on campuses. Tevin Brown, Special Events Chair, DSU Marian University, Fond Du Lac WI 9/27/12 Stayer Auditorium 5555555 Awesome communication and super friendly. Great agency. I love how easy it is to get in touch with them, very organized. Jessica Garnica, Entertainment Treasure Valley Community College, Caldwell ID 10/9/12 50 4555553 Very funny and entertaining, Tasha Sorensen, Coordinator

Rutgers University, Newark NJ 10/15/12 5555555 Great show! Very informative and entertaining. They really connected with the audience. Jamie Henion & Kathy Lopez, Program Board Chairs Iona College, New Rochelle NY 10/16/12 Hynes Athletic Center 5555555 Fantastic! Thank you! Jackie Ripepi, Coordinator of Ed Services Dominican College, Orangeburg NY 10/17/12 Lawrence Room 5555555

Eileen Piccininni, Ed Coordinator

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 10/22/12 30 Charlie's Coffeehouse 3445-33 The show was definitely a shot of reality when it comes to alcohol awareness. The facts were given very clearly in the beginning of the performance. The comedy gradually filtered in, and was very entertaining. Lindsay Wisser, Student Activities Committee Texas State University, San Marcos TX 10/23/12 LBJ Student Center 5555554 Awesome performance. Really got the audience’s attention. Ethan Moir, Forums Coordinator

Salve Regina University, Newport, RI 11/07/12 50+ DiSteffano Lecture Hall, Antone Academic Center 5555555 Fantastic show all around! Really brought it home & connected with our audience! Jivanto van Hemert, Director, Spotlight-- Campus Activities Board University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 02/13/13 300 University of Wisconsin 5555555 Awesome! Best AODA program ever! Joe Dathe, SEAL

Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL 04/09/13 20+ Student Lounge 4445555 Allison von Ende, Coord of Student Activities ________________________________________ BARRY SCOTT Kirkland Productions

Salve Regina University, Newport, RI 09/26/12 30 Lecture Hall 5544-4Jivanto Van Hemert, Director, Spotlight-Campus Activities Board

Treasure Valley Community College, Ontario, OR 01/23/13 70+ Classroom/Cafeteria 555555Barry was wonderful, we have nothing but wonderful feedback. Our students were pleasantly surprised and many professors asked that we do more events like his "Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr." He is always a pleasure to have out! Tasha Sorensen, Student Life Coordinator Caldwell Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL 01/27/13 200+ Young Main Lounge 5555555 This was a great event. Barry really connected with the audience and made the event very meaningful. Carl Teichman, Dir of Government/ ________________________________________ BARRY SMITH Kirkland Productions

Tufts University, Medford, MA 11/28/12 100+ Braker Hall 5555--5 Barry Smith's "Ever Job I've Ever Had" was a fresh approach to the very stressful topic of career exploration on college campuses. By sharing his life experiences, Barry gets students to think about their own passions and goals, while showing that it's okay to not follow the path mosttraveled. The students in attendance appreciated Barry's candidness and his often-forgotten message. Victor Wang, President of Senior Class Council ________________________________________ BLACK JEW DIALOGUES Bass/Schuler Entertainment

University of New England, Biddeford ME 11/29/12 65 Campus Center

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HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES FOR THE RATINGS FOUND AFTER THE BUYER’S NAME AND PLAY DATE: (1) ORIGINALITY; (2) ARTIST’S ABILITY; (3) RELATIONSHIP TO THE AUDIENCE; (4) COOPERATION / ATTITUDE; (5) ROAD CREW / MANAGEMENT; (6) AGENCY COOPERATION; (7) PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS PROVIDED. Campus Reports listed in RED indicate the buyer reported a perfect score in all categories that applied to their campus performance for that artist or event. 5545555 The agent was easy to work with and both performers were great. An awesome experience. Beth Smith, EDutainment Coordinator ________________________________________ CINDY PIERCE Kirkland Productions

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA 04/03/13 85+ Saddleback College 5555555 Cindy was so friendly and super low maintenance. We loved having her at Saddleback and the students really enjoyed what she talked about and how she talked about it. Overall, a great performance and a great person to work with! Kelly Hatter, Campus Life Squad Coordinator ________________________________________ DANIEL CARON Original Play, LLC

The University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 11/07/12 15+ Barbara Ying Center and Graduate Student Center 5545-55 Mr. Caron did a great job, the workshops went better than expected. Students were thankful for the ability to participate in the workshops. Graduate Knights (TeNeika Walker), Graduate Assistant ________________________________________ DAVID COLEMAN Coleman Productions, Inc.

University of Akron, Akron/Ohio 10/17/12 482 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Everyone left learning at least one thing between his leadership advice and relationship tips. Dave is honest, funny, and always enjoyable. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL 11/27/12 300 Campus 5555555 The lecture had a great turn out. David Coleman was able to really connect with the students and reach out to them. He kept it entertaining while educational at the same time. As I sat in the back I was able to see each and every student. Each student was very attentive and eager to participate. We also had speed dating right after the lecture, which was part of the program. The speed dating that David conducted was the best thing to end the event with. Nikolas St. Cyr, Come Meet The Real Hitch ________________________________________ DEANNA LATSON Kirkland Productions

Emporia State University, Emporia, KS 10/24/12 75+ Memorial Union Webb Hall 5555555 Molly Poe, Talks and Topics Chair ________________________________________ DEL SUGGS Saltwater Music

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/16/12 46 Quaker Square 555555Del was a great way to kick off a week of training. Everyone was engaged beginning to end! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB

Broward College, Pembroke Pines, FL 09/21/12 60+ Southern Breeze Cafe 5555-45 My students enjoyed the presentation. It was very engaging and informative. Rose Ortega, Director of Student Life

The University of Texas - Pan American, Edinburg, TX 11/10/12 50 CESS Building 5555555 Del was amazing! I really appreciated the time he took to get to know the students. The students walked away with information that will help them succeed not only in college, but in life, and I thank him for that! Erica Lopez, Program Coordinator Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN 01/11/13 12 Main Campus 4555-55 Del did a fantastic job. He had my students engaged from the beginning. Very effective training and useful lessons and information. Sarah Hooper, Coordinator - Student Engagement

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY 01/19/13 80 conference room 4555-5Del was a great facilitator. The retreat helped our programming board in so many ways. Del also spoke to the RAs as an added bonus. He is great to work with and his knowledge is extensive. Jeff Foote, Activities Director Middle Georgia State College-Warner Robins, Warner Robins, GA 02/08/13 74 Walker Auditorium (Seats 80) 5555-55 Del was great! We are looking forward to bringing him back in the future. Amy Carter, Program Coordinator, Student Life ________________________________________

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DR. JOHN CORVINO Kirkland Productions

Park University, Parkville, Missouri 09/25/12 50+ Alumni Theater 5545-44 Dr. Corvino provided some very original and well thought out arguments to the same sex marriage debate, and backed them up with solid logic. He was also very cooperative and stayed to meet with students and answer questions after the presentation. Art Vollbrecht, President-Park Student Activities Board Park University, Parkville, MO 10/02/12 45+ Alumni Theater 4454444 Hayley LaGarce, Vice President of Programming Centralia College, Centralia WA 10/10/12 40 Lecture Hall 5555454 Very easy to work with was well prepared and the show was exactly what we were hoping for. Shandy Stomieroski, SA Advisor Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD 11/27/12 180+ Wicomico Room 5555-5Emma Newell, Talks and Topics Chair ________________________________________ ED GERETY Gerety Presentations

University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 02/27/13 105 Student Union Theatre 555555Ed was a breath of fresh air. His energy was through the roof. He had everyone up on their feet, interacting and participating, and having a

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great time while learning valuable leadership knowledge and skills! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ ELAINE PASQUA Pasqua Productions

St John Fisher College, Rochester NY 9/6/12 5555555 Elaine is a wonderful presenter and very engaging. We had good feedback from our athletes. However, I thought the presentation would be more about drugs and alcohol. Jennifer Granger, Compliance Coordinator Villanova University, Villanova PA 9/10/12 5555555 Elaine was really great - as usual! She presented “Surviving The College Party” to all 550+ student athletes on Monday. Allison Venella, Coordinator of Student Services Brown University, Providence RI 09/19/12 700 Salomon Center 5545--4 Enthusiastic, professional and engaging Sarah Fraser, Associate AD

Johnson & Wales University, Providence RI 9/18/12 5555--Jillian Withington, Assistant Athletic Trainer

University of Mass, North Dartmouth MA 9/24/12 5555554 Amanda J Van Voorhis, assoc Dir of Athletics

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY 9/25/12 5555--5 Rebecca Stryker, Head Women’s Softball Coach Newberry College, Newberry, SC 10/09/12 150+ Kohn Lecture Hall 5555555 Elaine did an amazing job of keeping the crowd engaged and involved. Emily Bikowski, Sex&Excess University of Houston, Houston TX 10/2/12 5555-55 Sasha Blake, Sex and Excess

Stevenson University, Owings Mill MD 10/14/12 183 Gym 4545 -5Janine Bennett, University Health Nurse

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 10/22/12 400+ Athletic Arena 4455-44 Robin Miramontes, Life Skills Coordinator

Wesley College, Dover DE 11/13/12 5545-54 LaDarius Thompson, Coord of Student Affairs Delaware Valley College, Doylestown PA 11/15/12 100 Levin Hall 5555--3 Excellent presenter! Sharon Donnelly, Counseling Coordinator

University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, KS 02/11/13 0 Unknown 5555--5 I have invited Elaine to each university I have been at for multiple years. She is the best presenter on a difficult but important subject matter. Dr. Wendi Santee, Vice President for Student Life Benedictine College, Atchison, KS 02/12/13 300 O'Mac 5555--Well done! Hope we can have her return in the future. Charles J. Gartenmayer, Athletic Director

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 04/03/13 400 Gymnasium 5555-55 Fantastic presentation. Engaging enough to keep attention of student-athletes. Sherryta Freeman, Senior Associate Athletic Director ________________________________________ GOD IN THE BOX Raindance Productions

Miami University, Oxford, OH 10/10/12 200+ Outdoor and lecture/auditorium 5555--5 God In the Box is a documentary film created by Nathan Lang of Raindance productions (see godinthebox.com). It has been acclaimed at 5 film festivals. He gave us instructions to build our own box and set it up to film students going into the box to talk about their perspective on god. It is neither inherently religious nor secular. Like in his documentary, we made a short film for our clips to go with the showing of the documentary and discussion with the filmmaker. Nathan was great to work with and the program was AMAZING for our campus. Students, faculty and staff were all interested. In three days, we filmed 88 students; almost 100 attended the screening (and stayed for 2 hours!). It also generated a lot of informal discussion. It was all that we hoped it would be. Logistics include being able to construct the box and finding a student to make the film. The trailers on his website give a really good overview of what this program is about and the range of perspectives covered. We are a public institution and did not have concerns about promoting religion with this program. Again, Nathan was great to work with. He was with us all three days and really helped us make it happen. Katie Wilson, Sr Director for Student Engagement ________________________________________ HOAN DO Coleman Productions, Inc.

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL 02/13/13 50 On Campus Ballroom 4555455 Hoan was and excellent speaker. He really was able to relate to the students not only being within our age range where it was easier for the students to relate to him, but also being a very confident speaker. Hoan showed up on time and overall the students really enjoyed what he had to say. Nikolas St. Cyr, Director of Lecture ________________________________________ JESSICA PETTITT Kirkland Productions

American University, Washington DC 04/04/12 30+ SIS Founder's Room 5555555 Jess was fantastic! She is brilliant at what she does and is super engaging. Her ability to have deep conversations with a large group of people is amazing. Not only would I bring her back to campus, but I would recommend any campus looking for a speaker on Social Justice topics/issues to bring Jess. Matthew Bruno, Program Coordinator GLBTA Resource Center

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT 08/04/12 100+ Ballroom 5545-34 Jessica was fantastic and did all that was asked of her and then some. I really appreciated working with her and I would absolutely hire her again. Russ Smith, Resident Director

Stetson University, DeLand, FL 08/21/12 400 Edmunds Center 5555-54 Jessica's "Be the Change" lecture was thought provoking, educational and students were talking about it long after the presentation ended. The agency and the artist were wonderful to work with; both organized and flexible which was most appreciated. We look forward to bringing Jessica back again next year! Rosalie Carpenter, Assistant Dean of Students

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The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 09/20/12 50+ Student Union Theater 5555555 Jessica was an excellent speaker and by far the easiest speaker to work with that we have ever brought to campus. Chris Kuhn, President, LGBTU Longwood University, Farmville VA 10/03/12 5555555 Jessica was awesome! The crowd was small due to other events and the Presidential Debate but we would bring her in again! Kate Planow, Associate Director, Frat & Sor Life

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville MO 10/16-17/12 5555555 Jessica was great to work with. She definitely went above and beyond to have conversations with students and staff. Steven Bryant, Director of Intercultural Affairs University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 11/03/12 100+ Reeve Memorial Union 4555-44 Jenny Lopez, Program Advisor, Diversity and Inclusion

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, Pittsburgh, PA 02/21/13 50+ O'Hara Student Center Ballroom 5555-55 Absolutely stellar; I have had representatives from other campus groups that were in attendance approaching me with great interest in Jessica's work. Brandon Benjamin, Business Manager, Rainbow Alliance ________________________________________ JOAQUIN "JACK" GARCIA Wolfman Productions

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT 09/24/12 125 Theater 5555555 Jack was such a friendly speaker and went the extra mile to interact with everyone in the committee. His real life undercover FBI experience was engaging and appropriate for college students. Steve Pagios, Assistant Director ________________________________________ JOEY GLOOR Edge of Fitness

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 10/02/12 500+ Western Illinois University 55555-5 Western Illinois University was REALLY impressed with the way students and staff responded to Joey Gloor and his wellness programming. There was a strong draw to his programming as he is a TV personality working with college aged students on MTV’s hit show, “I Used to be Fat.” Joey has a prolific and transformative message in all that he does; his energy is contagious as well. The programs were inclusive of all levels of fitness and Joey's message of transformation is versatile yet targeted enough as to be relatable to many audiences and life topics. Joey is a client that is easy to accommodate and it was amazing to watch him work in many settings e.g. group fitness, keynote, small group lifting, community building, student organization development, and nutrition seminars. You can mix and match his performances to meet your campus needs. The experience was a true value. Many campus departments had interest in cosponsoring this program and the feedback from our community was for Joey to come back next year. This performance would be perfect for educational institution, professional development, corporate, and for any other venue/audience who want to hear and feel transformative power of fitness. This program was also awarded the 2012 NACA Outstanding Campus Collaboration Program (First Place). Check out Joey at edJGe.com. Jessica Mueller, Asst. Dir. of Student Judicial Programs

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University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 01/30/13 131 Student Union Theatre 555555Judson was able to deliver common sense in a uncommon and effective way. He wrapped up his lecture with the infamous “Evolution of Dance!’” He was definitely a student favorite. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ JON VROMAN Front Row Global

University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 02/13/13 120 Honors Common Room 555555Jon Vroman was a quick favorite among our students. He kept the energy up with activities throughout, made sure everyone got to know people around the room, and really left an impression on how important it is to get up and get moving if you really want to lead in life! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ KIMBERLY DARK Kirkland Productions

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 02/09/13 150+ Sam Houston State University 5555555 Donielle Miller, Assistant Director, Student Activities

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR 03/07/13 75+ University of Arkansas 5555-55 Emily Cox, Becoming the Subject of Your Own Story (Rather than the Object of Another's Gaze)

University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 04/22/13 25+ Turnhalle Theatre - Tivoli Student Center 5555-55 Kimberly was an outstanding speaker for our Day of Noise event! She was incredibly flexible and gracious in adapting to our changing needs. Her presentation was absolutely engaging and incredibly personal, and I think that engaged our students. We will definitely be asking her back for future events! Steve Willich, GLBT Student Services Director ________________________________________ LONNIE SCOTT "MAKE YOUR MARK AND VOTE" Coleman Productions

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 09/04/12 100 Dina's Place - DiGiorgio Campus Center 5555555 Despite the bad weather, Lonnie's program drew a large audience and people were very satisfied upon leaving. Students personally thanked me for convincing them to come, as they stated that they learned a lot of new information. His nonpartisan approach to the subject ultimately made the event successful, and we were able to register about 20 new voters! Breanna Robinson, Lecture Committee Chair ________________________________________ MARC ELLIOT- SPEAKER ON TOLERANCE Coleman Productions, Inc.

University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 11/07/12 125 Student Union Theatre 555555Marc was very open and honest with the audience keeping everyone engaged until the end of his session. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________

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THE RATING SYSTEM: 5= EXCELLENT 4= VERY GOOD 3= AVERAGE 2= FAIR 1= POOR

HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES FOR THE RATINGS FOUND AFTER THE BUYER’S NAME AND PLAY DATE: (1) ORIGINALITY; (2) ARTIST’S ABILITY; (3) RELATIONSHIP TO THE AUDIENCE; (4) COOPERATION / ATTITUDE; (5) ROAD CREW / MANAGEMENT; (6) AGENCY COOPERATION; (7) PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS PROVIDED. Campus Reports listed in RED indicate the buyer reported a perfect score in all categories that applied to their campus performance for that artist or event. MATT GLOWACKI Coleman Productions, Inc.

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/20/12 185 Quaker Square 555555His Happiness session had students blowing bubbles around campus for days! Matt really knows how to address serious topics in a fun and interesting way. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ PATRICK McGARRITY “BIG MONEY” Patrick McGarrity

Graceland University. Lamoni IA 8/26/12 4545554 Great Presentation! Patrick makes it fun and informal. Brad Carr, Student Activities Director ________________________________________ PETER BIELAGUS Admire Entertainment

University of Akron, Akron/Ohio 09/26/12 103 Student Union Theatre 555555Peter makes the idea of managing your money as a college student seem possible and even exciting! Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ RICHARD HIGHT Kirkland Productions

College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL 11/27/12 50 Auditorium 5555555 We had a great time working with Richard. Unfortunately not that many people showed up but the audience had a great time with his works of art. George Gonzaga, Programming Clerk Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID 01/21/13 100+ Activity Center 5545554 Brandon Lytle, Student Activities Coordinator

Pennsylvania State University-Schuylkill, Schuylkill Haven, PA 04/10/13 50+ Hidden Stream Cafe 4444444 Valerie Clay, Assistant Director of Student Affairs ________________________________________ ROCK THE VOTE GP Entertainment

Sussex County Community College, Newton NJ 9/20/12 3234-54 Definitely a bias discussion. Printed and power point were okay and non partisan. Heidi Gregg, Associate Director York College, York PA 9/25/12 3325-5This program’s success is dependent on appropriate scheduling and audience size / participation. Tamah Amron, Assist Dir of Campus Activities ________________________________________ STAN PEARSON The Pearson Project

University of Akron, Akron/Ohio 09/12/12 104 Student Union Theatre

555555Stan's interaction with the students helps them really learn about what he is talking about. His "Just because..." segment is so powerful. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ STACEY LANNERT Kirkland Productions

Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste Marie, MI 04/16/13 150+ University conference room 5555555 We had the best turnout ever for our yearly Take Back the Night event to end sexual violence. Sharmay Wood, Associate Director of Campus Life and Housing ________________________________________ SWIFTKICK- A DANCE FLOOR THEORY Swift Kick

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/21/12 121 Quaker Square 555555The students really embraced this session! They were dancing before it even began. High energy all day. Tom was great at steering towards learning. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ THE SAME SEX MARRIAGE DEBATE Kirkland Productions

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 10/23/12 300 Russell House Ballroom 5555-5John and Maggie were great to work with. The event went very well and the students really enjoyed what they had to say! Nicole Hornung, Ideas and Issues Coordinator ________________________________________ TRACY KNOFLA High Impact Training Company

University of Akron, Akron, OH 08/18/12 131 Quaker Square 555555Tracy's True Colors reels in our students every single time! They're still identifying with their own personalized color weeks later. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB ________________________________________ ZACH WAHLS Wolfman Productions

University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 02/26/13 109 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Zach Wahls is a beautiful reminder that we are in this life as a whole. His presentation strongly impacted our students and opened all of our eyes to how important it is to be yourself and let everyone be themselves around you. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB

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Washington State University-Pullman, Pullman, WA 04/07/13 650 WSU Beasley 5445555 It was a great event and we had a wonderful experience, just like last time in 2011. :-) Thank you!

Festival Dance, Executive Director BREAKSK8 Fresh Variety

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 10/26/12 200+ Tillman Auditorium 555555From start to finish this show was amazing. Breaksk8 really knows how to adjust to their crowd and keep them involved with the performance. Great group of guys to work with and host as they had very positive attitudes and treated the student body as people and not fans. Tevin Brown, DSU Special Events Chair ________________________________________ GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS Art Fegan Entertainment

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina 08/26/12 1800+ Byrnes Auditorium 555555I loved them. They are one of kind. Tevin Brown, Special Events Chair ________________________________________ NINA CZITROM/PLAYFAIR Admire Entertainment

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 08/17/12 400+ West Center 5555555 Nina Czitrom is one of the nicest women I have met in a long time. She engaged each and every member of the audience with her outgoing but unforced personality, and because of that, this year's Playfair was a huge success. Breanna Robinson, Lecture Committee Chair ________________________________________ RAN-D-SHINE Everything But The Mime

Louisiana State Univ, Eunice LA 10/31/12 400 Student Union 5555-55 Excellent show enjoyed by students and employees. Dr. Althea L. Jackson, Coord of Student Activities ________________________________________ Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw GA 10/23/12 50+ Legacy Gazebo 5555444 We’ll be having him back to campus next semester. Brent Obleton, Program Coordinator ________________________________________ RECYCLED PERCUSSION Tall Tim Productions

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 08/19/12 1500+ Byrnes Auditorium 5555555 Great act and really easy to work with. The student body loved the entertainment. We loved them and their energy!!! Tevin Brown, Special Events Committee Chair ________________________________________ SALSA MAGIC The College Agency

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 08/31/12 100+ Campus Concourse 5555555 The event was amazing with little set up on our part. Lee and Kat had the students up and dancing in little to no time all. The interaction was amazing!!! Tevin Brown, Special Events Chair ________________________________________

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STEP AFRIKA! Global Talent HQ, LLC

University of Akron Main Campus, Akron, OH 02/06/13 604 E.J. Thomas Hall 555555Step Afrika was wildly entertaining and simultaneously educational! All 7 members were so great to host. Holly K. Pilcavage, GA-RHPB

puBLisHer continued From page 4

There are actually a few interesting possibilities that could come from legalization:

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1)  It should have a dramatic effect on the number of street dealers which should give drug enforcement officials more man power to go after harder drugs suppliers.

2) Through government intervention, it almost eliminates marajuana laced with other dangerous substances that could cause injury or death, or chemicals that could enhance dependancy. It is not the position of this magazine to take a stand either pro or con on this issue, but to open up some debate that would allow students and college professionals the opportunity to be heard on both sides. Since this is bound to be a “hot” topic, especially in the entertainment industry, we would love to hear from you and find out your views. There are already programs dealing with this issue available in both lecture and debate forums, so possibly your campus might like to investigate those possibilities. If you would like some help finding programs that would let your students become engaged in the issues on both sides, contact me at kirby@cameopublishing.com

Welcome to the 2013/14 school year and planning exciting programming opportunities.

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to qualify for the annual cam dean’s List, artists must have at least eight reports in the current campus year. to be considered for your category, the artist must have at least a 4.0 grade or better to qualify. artists must have a perfect score to be eligible for Best in sHoW. HIGHEST OVER-ALL SCORES VARIETY CATEGORY:

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4.87 4.84 4.78

BaLLoons BY Lester/ BodY art BY susan team m&m Bongo BaLL Xtreme zipLine distracted driving (cep)

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Capital Cities is an act that makes it happen. For themselves, and their fans. They aren’t a group of passively assembled, paint-by-numbers members put together by a big label honcho trying to create the next big thing. They may be on a big label, but they prove that these days there is a lot more that a band can do for themselves than just sit around with fingers crossed hoping to get signed (like produce your own hit single and create huge buzz on the blogosphere). Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian make up the frontmen of the group, but it has other live band components that bring it to life and give CC its very distinctive sound. Broadly defined as an alt-dance group, Ryan sits down with Campus Activities Magazine to talk about where the group has come from, who they are and where they are headed.

The first thing he tells us is about the unique outlook this act has on the world, opting to follow the positive energy and turn away from the angst, gloom and doom of much of the modern day musicscape. “I think that in general both Sebu and I tend to be optimistic and positive people. When I say that, I am referring to our optimism in many different facets of life, one of them being hopeful about our music and our careers. I think we have always believed things would turn out well as long as we continued to put out a good product and work hard.”

Beyond perseverance and hard work though, a deeper sense of serenity emerges when one hears Ryan describe their view on the universe and all that’s in it. “I think we both have an outlook on the world that things are getting better. The average person’s life is better than it was

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50, 100 or 200 years ago. The bombardment of various negative images we see when we focus on the media is misleading. Things just aren’t so bad.”

Ryan says this is not a view that either of the band’s primary two members arrived at immediately. “Perhaps it is a byproduct of our age, as we are a little bit older than your typical band when they land a hit single and a major record deal. I am 32 and Sabu is 34, so I think our world views have perhaps solidified a little more than younger bands. Whether that is a good thing or a bad one, who knows,” he laughs. All of this isn’t being brought up just because it sounds nice, it’s something that you can listen to as well. “I think that general outlook comes out in our music. Both of us have been in previous bands

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before this and I think our music before Capital Cities tended to be a lot moodier and darker. I know I went through a particular phase where I was in a singer/songwriter period, writing lyrics that were very personal and introspective, and centered on the somewhat pessimistic things I would think about. With Capital Cities, we just approached things completely differently. We really wanted to create something that was fun; fun for us to perform, fun for the audience, and fun in the sense that is reflected our current state of mind.” Ages aside, perhaps that core sense of optimism is something that will translate extremely well into the college market, as students are hopefully looking forward to the future (and not yet jaded by crushing debt and a tough job market).

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The pair met in 2008 and we won’t go as far as to say it was the pick of destiny, but there is an interesting bit of happenstance surrounding the encounter. Ryan was looking for help in producing a couple of songs he was working on himself. “I was between bands at the time and in Los Angeles a common place to look for musicians to collaborate with is Craigslist. It just so happened that Sabu put up a listing the day I was on there. This was the one and only time he had put up a listing on Craigslist, and apparently I was the first and only person to respond. We got together and started working on a couple of my songs, but it was very clear from early on that the two of us together had great writing chemistry.”

Ryan landed an opportunity to do some writing for TV commercials, and Sabu was his natural pick for a partner. “I asked Sabu

if he would like to join me and we did that for a couple of years. While we were working on these TV commercials though, we were constantly working on new music. We were doing five or six ads a week and were just in a very positive and creative mode, writing quickly and efficiently. We were in a very prolific period of writing and eventually we had a body of work that we felt was really strong and needed to be expressed in a band and in front of people.” Capital Cities was born. “It was very grass roots from the start,” Ryan says. “We put ‘Safe & Sound’ out on the Internet and things took off like a rocket from there.” Taking off means the song not only charted on Billboard’s U.S. Alternative Charts, it went to #1. One of the first things you will notice when listening to Capital Cities is their nontradi-

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Capital Cities is an act that makes it happen. For themselves, and their fans. They aren’t a group of passively assembled, paint-by-numbers members put together by a big label honcho trying to create the next big thing. They may be on a big label, but they prove that these days there is a lot more that a band can do for themselves than just sit around with fingers crossed hoping to get signed (like produce your own hit single and create huge buzz on the blogosphere). Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian make up the frontmen of the group, but it has other live band components that bring it to life and give CC its very distinctive sound. Broadly defined as an alt-dance group, Ryan sits down with Campus Activities Magazine to talk about where the group has come from, who they are and where they are headed.

The first thing he tells us is about the unique outlook this act has on the world, opting to follow the positive energy and turn away from the angst, gloom and doom of much of the modern day musicscape. “I think that in general both Sebu and I tend to be optimistic and positive people. When I say that, I am referring to our optimism in many different facets of life, one of them being hopeful about our music and our careers. I think we have always believed things would turn out well as long as we continued to put out a good product and work hard.”

Beyond perseverance and hard work though, a deeper sense of serenity emerges when one hears Ryan describe their view on the universe and all that’s in it. “I think we both have an outlook on the world that things are getting better. The average person’s life is better than it was

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50, 100 or 200 years ago. The bombardment of various negative images we see when we focus on the media is misleading. Things just aren’t so bad.”

Ryan says this is not a view that either of the band’s primary two members arrived at immediately. “Perhaps it is a byproduct of our age, as we are a little bit older than your typical band when they land a hit single and a major record deal. I am 32 and Sabu is 34, so I think our world views have perhaps solidified a little more than younger bands. Whether that is a good thing or a bad one, who knows,” he laughs. All of this isn’t being brought up just because it sounds nice, it’s something that you can listen to as well. “I think that general outlook comes out in our music. Both of us have been in previous bands

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before this and I think our music before Capital Cities tended to be a lot moodier and darker. I know I went through a particular phase where I was in a singer/songwriter period, writing lyrics that were very personal and introspective, and centered on the somewhat pessimistic things I would think about. With Capital Cities, we just approached things completely differently. We really wanted to create something that was fun; fun for us to perform, fun for the audience, and fun in the sense that is reflected our current state of mind.” Ages aside, perhaps that core sense of optimism is something that will translate extremely well into the college market, as students are hopefully looking forward to the future (and not yet jaded by crushing debt and a tough job market).

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The pair met in 2008 and we won’t go as far as to say it was the pick of destiny, but there is an interesting bit of happenstance surrounding the encounter. Ryan was looking for help in producing a couple of songs he was working on himself. “I was between bands at the time and in Los Angeles a common place to look for musicians to collaborate with is Craigslist. It just so happened that Sabu put up a listing the day I was on there. This was the one and only time he had put up a listing on Craigslist, and apparently I was the first and only person to respond. We got together and started working on a couple of my songs, but it was very clear from early on that the two of us together had great writing chemistry.”

Ryan landed an opportunity to do some writing for TV commercials, and Sabu was his natural pick for a partner. “I asked Sabu

if he would like to join me and we did that for a couple of years. While we were working on these TV commercials though, we were constantly working on new music. We were doing five or six ads a week and were just in a very positive and creative mode, writing quickly and efficiently. We were in a very prolific period of writing and eventually we had a body of work that we felt was really strong and needed to be expressed in a band and in front of people.” Capital Cities was born. “It was very grass roots from the start,” Ryan says. “We put ‘Safe & Sound’ out on the Internet and things took off like a rocket from there.” Taking off means the song not only charted on Billboard’s U.S. Alternative Charts, it went to #1. One of the first things you will notice when listening to Capital Cities is their nontradi-

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tional sound, meaning not the typical four piece rock band. This is a band that starts off with a unique electronic basis, but then builds upon it with the talent of live performers, with a dash of an instrument near and dear to the heart of the American music experience, but not often found in pop music these days. “When we first started, we actually were more of that traditional rock band, for about two shows,” Ryan says laughing. “We had live drums, bass, two guitars, keys, the works. Soon after though, we decided we needed to rethink what Capital Cities is and would be and how we would execute it live. This is before we produced the version of ‘Safe & Sound’ that is currently out right now.”

They decided first of all to take a different tack with percussion, which would have the unforeseen beneficial side effect of making their show much easier to travel, set up and break down. “First, we were still discovering our sound; eventually we started programming the songs using electronic beats and that brought a cleanliness and tightness to

the sound that we didn’t see working with live drums. It was pretty basic at first, just the beats and Sabu and I singing, with Nick our current guitar player as well. Over time we kept tinkering, deciding to add increasingly more live elements. Next came a bass player, then another guitar. That’s when we met Spencer Ludwig.”

Here we have that special spice that, apart from their unique vocals, let’s you know you’re hearing Capital Cities as soon as you hear them. “Spencer is an incredible trumpet player and we incorporated him initially because we had trumpet on ‘Safe & Sound.’ All of a sudden though, this instrument we don’t hear anymore outside of marching bands or inside of jazz clubs was shaping the sound of much of our music. It became the centerpiece for our live show and now pretty much every song of ours features a prominent trumpet part in it. It has become a signature piece for Capital Cities at our live performances. Spencer is a very dynamic

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performer and it gives us a unique presence, audibly and visually.”

Now that the band has found a groove its comfortable in, they have even considered adding live percussion back in. “We are contemplating it, but right now this combination is really working well. It is very easy to control the sound, its easy to rehearse it and it is a lot more practical in many ways than having a more complex set up.” When we talk about this non traditional setup, we are talking about the ultimate bridge between the old (trumpet, jazz) and the new (beats, electronica), so the next obvious question is, what sort of demographics does this band see? With a mainstream appeal (avoiding the word “wholesome”) while still having a hip edge, Capital Cities can draw crowds of all ages. “We just played a show in Columbus, Ohio and it was a very interesting demographic. It was all ages, so there was everyone from groups of 7th grade girls to a dude who was there for

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his 50th birthday...and everything in between from mid 30’s down through early 20’s. It is a wide demo that enjoys our music and I think it is because it is accessible. There are a lot of lyrical and melodic hooks that people can grab on to, but we also try really hard to make sure that it is not just about writing easy hooks. We want things to be familiar, yet interesting and that could be in the form of choosing certain bass notes or jazzier sounding harmonizations for a chord, Or having trumpet all over everything. We want it to be familiar but unique.” One aspect of this band’s live show that the college market will really enjoy is their love for playing cover songs. Now, this is not going to be your typical “Free Bird” “Take It Easy” “Enter Current Hit Pop Song Here” covers. These guys, just like with their sound, take an entirely unique approach to the cover songs they choose. “We started just because we thought it would be fun to cover some of our favorite songs, and partly to keep the promotion of the band

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going and generating buzz online. But more than that, it is a really fun challenge to take a song that people are familiar with and then truly make it something new and different and our own. We first try to choose songs that many people will sort of know and recognize, but we try to stay away from the hits a lot of other bands cover. There is not an existing quintessential cover of any of the songs we do.”

Some of those choices include Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” (written by Prince) or Pink Floyd’s “Breathe.” One of the most interesting takes a MEGA hit from the disco era and turns it on its head. “We try to stay off the beaten path,” Ryan explains. “But we want to stay familiar. We dig into them from there and start to really mess with the chord progressions behind the melodies, because the songs in their original state have a set emotional impact, based on the way they were written and performed at the time. What we are able to do is create this new context, so even though it’s the same song, people

might look at it in a completely different way than the original. One example of that is our recent cover of the BeeGee’s ‘Stayin Alive’ which is this upbeat, kind of silly and frivolous sounding song in it’s original format, but actually has some pretty heavy content when you get into the lyrics. So, we slowed it down and gave it more weight and in our live show it has been received very well. We incorporate all of our covers in our live show, not only because it’s fun to play them, but also because it really does help get the crowd wound up. It’s something familiar to them and a very effective tool for engaging audiences.”

Capital Cities can come in and engage your audience as well, whether its a show just for your students or a major concert you open up to an all ages community. Having just finished a 35 city U.S. tour, they are taking limited dates in the fall and are working on building spring dates as well. For more info, contact Adam Brill at APA at (310) 888-4260 or abrill@apaagency.com

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tional sound, meaning not the typical four piece rock band. This is a band that starts off with a unique electronic basis, but then builds upon it with the talent of live performers, with a dash of an instrument near and dear to the heart of the American music experience, but not often found in pop music these days. “When we first started, we actually were more of that traditional rock band, for about two shows,” Ryan says laughing. “We had live drums, bass, two guitars, keys, the works. Soon after though, we decided we needed to rethink what Capital Cities is and would be and how we would execute it live. This is before we produced the version of ‘Safe & Sound’ that is currently out right now.”

They decided first of all to take a different tack with percussion, which would have the unforeseen beneficial side effect of making their show much easier to travel, set up and break down. “First, we were still discovering our sound; eventually we started programming the songs using electronic beats and that brought a cleanliness and tightness to

the sound that we didn’t see working with live drums. It was pretty basic at first, just the beats and Sabu and I singing, with Nick our current guitar player as well. Over time we kept tinkering, deciding to add increasingly more live elements. Next came a bass player, then another guitar. That’s when we met Spencer Ludwig.”

Here we have that special spice that, apart from their unique vocals, let’s you know you’re hearing Capital Cities as soon as you hear them. “Spencer is an incredible trumpet player and we incorporated him initially because we had trumpet on ‘Safe & Sound.’ All of a sudden though, this instrument we don’t hear anymore outside of marching bands or inside of jazz clubs was shaping the sound of much of our music. It became the centerpiece for our live show and now pretty much every song of ours features a prominent trumpet part in it. It has become a signature piece for Capital Cities at our live performances. Spencer is a very dynamic

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performer and it gives us a unique presence, audibly and visually.”

Now that the band has found a groove its comfortable in, they have even considered adding live percussion back in. “We are contemplating it, but right now this combination is really working well. It is very easy to control the sound, its easy to rehearse it and it is a lot more practical in many ways than having a more complex set up.” When we talk about this non traditional setup, we are talking about the ultimate bridge between the old (trumpet, jazz) and the new (beats, electronica), so the next obvious question is, what sort of demographics does this band see? With a mainstream appeal (avoiding the word “wholesome”) while still having a hip edge, Capital Cities can draw crowds of all ages. “We just played a show in Columbus, Ohio and it was a very interesting demographic. It was all ages, so there was everyone from groups of 7th grade girls to a dude who was there for

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his 50th birthday...and everything in between from mid 30’s down through early 20’s. It is a wide demo that enjoys our music and I think it is because it is accessible. There are a lot of lyrical and melodic hooks that people can grab on to, but we also try really hard to make sure that it is not just about writing easy hooks. We want things to be familiar, yet interesting and that could be in the form of choosing certain bass notes or jazzier sounding harmonizations for a chord, Or having trumpet all over everything. We want it to be familiar but unique.” One aspect of this band’s live show that the college market will really enjoy is their love for playing cover songs. Now, this is not going to be your typical “Free Bird” “Take It Easy” “Enter Current Hit Pop Song Here” covers. These guys, just like with their sound, take an entirely unique approach to the cover songs they choose. “We started just because we thought it would be fun to cover some of our favorite songs, and partly to keep the promotion of the band

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going and generating buzz online. But more than that, it is a really fun challenge to take a song that people are familiar with and then truly make it something new and different and our own. We first try to choose songs that many people will sort of know and recognize, but we try to stay away from the hits a lot of other bands cover. There is not an existing quintessential cover of any of the songs we do.”

Some of those choices include Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” (written by Prince) or Pink Floyd’s “Breathe.” One of the most interesting takes a MEGA hit from the disco era and turns it on its head. “We try to stay off the beaten path,” Ryan explains. “But we want to stay familiar. We dig into them from there and start to really mess with the chord progressions behind the melodies, because the songs in their original state have a set emotional impact, based on the way they were written and performed at the time. What we are able to do is create this new context, so even though it’s the same song, people

might look at it in a completely different way than the original. One example of that is our recent cover of the BeeGee’s ‘Stayin Alive’ which is this upbeat, kind of silly and frivolous sounding song in it’s original format, but actually has some pretty heavy content when you get into the lyrics. So, we slowed it down and gave it more weight and in our live show it has been received very well. We incorporate all of our covers in our live show, not only because it’s fun to play them, but also because it really does help get the crowd wound up. It’s something familiar to them and a very effective tool for engaging audiences.”

Capital Cities can come in and engage your audience as well, whether its a show just for your students or a major concert you open up to an all ages community. Having just finished a 35 city U.S. tour, they are taking limited dates in the fall and are working on building spring dates as well. For more info, contact Adam Brill at APA at (310) 888-4260 or abrill@apaagency.com

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"If I only had two dollars left, I would spend one of them on PR." Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft

american commerce is built around innovation, promotion and public relations. the entertainment industry is not an exception. agencies and artists build their success on brand recognition and any artist seeking to become a household name in their sector of the industry understands that importance. if you are planning to build a career in this industry, there are certain steps you need to consider in order to move toward success. the very first lesson, no matter who you are or what you do is to invest in YourseLF. You are your number one commodity and failing to invest in yourself is a crucial mistake.

that being said, your account representative should be more than a sales person. they should review what you do, look at the competition and help you derive a plan that will build your image and your reputation. they should talk with you on a regular basis to feel out whether something needs to be changed to enhance the audience’s acceptance of your skills.

You should allow someone who has had experience in the market to design your ads. i know you think no one knows your act or agency better than you, but no one knows this market better than a design professional who deals with it all the time. teach that person about you and let them come up with ideas

that can best be your next home run. You are not selling “what-nots” for 25¢ each, so your ad should be designed with a concept that delivers You. develop something that is uniquely you that any buyer will recognize as being You immediately. don’t fill it up will 100 great things about yourself. Believe me, almost nobody cares. if your ad looks like a page from an encyclopedia or a page from Wikipedia, nobody will read it. You are throwing your money away.

maKe it cLean and simpLe. as old ad people will tell you clearly. “sell the sizzLe, not the steak.”

i always tell my clients they should reserve a minimum each year from their annual gross income to invest in developing their brand. 15% is the magic number and that applies whether you are an artist or an agency.

What is comprised of developing your brand? each of these are extremely important and understand that you can’t simply throw money out there without doing a little work to make your efforts successful. 1) advertising. this one may seem simple but it needs some planning and forethought.

i know the next thing to come out of your mouth. “Kirby runs a magazine; of course he is going to promote his product.” But that is not necessarily true. You have to decide which publications can garner you the best exposure for your investment.

tHis poster maKes sense on a Lot oF LeveLs. notice HoW Your eYe goes directLY to tHe center WHicH Leads You directLY to tHe message oF cHristopHer carter’s sHoW.

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develop a campaign. one-shot ads are generally for close-out sales or to introduce something totally new. they don’t provide the reader with any continuity. even if you buy an annual contract, come up with several ads that have a connection to your brand and rotate them.

modify your expectations. since the internet has become so influential over the last ten years, most ads drive buyers to their web sites. Web sites help sell the “steak” after the ad tempts buyers with the “sizzle” but the down side is that fewer buyers will call when they can quickly get the information they need by being driven your web site. to help with those expectations, our magazine has developed a sponsor area at the bottom of our home page. every advertiser is considered a sponsor. When buyers click on that logo they are immediately taken to the latest ad that appeared in our recent publication. Below that ad are videos of artists appearing in that ad. then by clicking on the ad itself, the buyer is then taken directly to the advertiser’s website.

ANDREW KENNEDY:

Andrew Kennedy was born in Bogota, Colombia, has lived in Colombia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Hong Kong, United States and is completely fluent in Spanish. After being invited to perform as a "Master" at the Montreal Comedy Festival, he made a deal with CBS television to develop, produce and star in his own sitcom called “Related by Marriage”. He is a storyteller who weaves the characters from his life throughout his entire performance. His half-hour special is currently airing on Comedy Central and was voted in the top twenty by viewers for two years in a row!! www.andrewkennedylive.com

ADAM MAMAWALA: Adam Mamawala is a young, up

and coming stand-up comedian based out of New Jersey. After winning the title of "The King of Campus Comedy" at 2007's New Jersey Comedy Festival, Adam has quickly made a name for himself on college campuses and comedy clubs throughout the country. Adam has performed stand-up for the past five years, appearing at Caroline's, Gotham, and Broadway Comedy Club in New York City. Most recently, he performed at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas strip. He was also recently named one of Funny or Die/Spashlife's "30 Under 30: Comedians to Watch"! www.adammamawala.com

every print advertising contract includes this feature on our website as a bonus. 2) promo. this is where a lot of agencies and artists drop the ball. if you have received either a marginal grade or an unacceptable grade from a campus buyer in an arc, maybe it is time to look at revamping your promo. some performing arts providers as well as campus agencies took the easy way out last year by simply providing buyers with a pdf of promo rather than shipping printed materials. However, schools have found that printing these materials in such small quantities is extremely expensive (up to 10x higher per piece than a 5,000 item run), so most of these shows go on without any real promo. When audience turnout is low, it makes buyers re-think whether or not they will re-book that show. in actuality, agencies can provide campuses with 20 full color posters for each event and add the cost (around $25) to the cost of the show without the

ALEXANDRA MCHALE: Alexandra McHale made her network debut on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She’s also been seen on CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and New Joke City with Robert Klein on the Metro Channel. She’s appeared at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival. She was seen on VH1’s I Love The 80’s, Supersecret TV Formulas and The 100 Most Cheesetastic Video Countdown. Alexandra has headlined hundreds of colleges and was voted Female Entertainer of the Year twice by the readers of Campus Activities Magazine. www.alexandramchale.com

DAVE AND ETHAN: Best friends and comedians Dave

Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell created an internet phenomenon by challenging pairs of women to double date them, and documenting the hilarious results for YouTubers everywhere. Now, through hilarious reenactments, demonstrations, improvisation, and songs, Dave and Ethan teach college students across the country about the arts of date planning, conversation, dancing, and kissing. Prior to each performance, these Dating Coaches interview students about their schools dating culture in order to tailor an audienceparticipation-filled show specifically for that school. They even conduct a live Dating Game featuring the students as contestants. http://DaveandEthan.com for their videos and more!

DWAYNE PERKINS: A Brooklyn native Dwayne Perkins was one of the Top 5 Comics to Watch in Rolling Stone Magazine with numerous appearances on Comedy Central, NBC’s Late night with Conan O’Brien, CBS’ The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and NBC’s The Jay Leno Show. His Comedy Central half hour special, showcased his unique way of looking at life. A Brooklyn native Dwayne Perkins was one of the Top 5 Comics to Watch in Rolling Stone Magazine with numerous appearances on Comedy Central, NBC’s Late night with Conan O’Brien and CBS’ The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. www.dwayneperkins.com

ELIOT CHANG: Eliot Chang was on Comedy Central's Hotlist 2009 and has performed at over 400 colleges. His dynamic comedy concert will be an original experience for any campus; A hip, edgy, unrestrained Asian American comedian who doesn't rely on predictable ethnic jokes or corny accents. Eliot will deliver roars of laughter not just simple chuckles. TV appearances include Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly," and E!'s "Chelsea Lately." www.EChang.com

BARON VAUGHN: BARON VAUGHN plays Leonardo Prince, or “Leo“, on USA’s Fairly Legal, which is currently filming its second season and is due to wrap up in the spring. Baron also recently released his first album, Raised By Cable, debuting to a 5-star review on iTunes. Baron’s performed stand-up on Conan,, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has made numerous appearances on Comedy Central, including Live at Gotham and The Awkward Comedy Show (DVD and soundtrack available). He has also appeared in many shows on VH1, MTV, FUSE as well as the films Black Dynamite, Cloverfield, and The Other Guys. www.baronvaughn.com

CARLIE AND DONI:

Carlie & Doni are performing all around the country, this musical comedy duo is quickly becoming a popular cult favorite. These two best friends/roommates/ soul sister comedy partners met at a Los Angeles theater academy. They began writing funny songs about their life experiences and being unemployed and single. In less than a year they went from unknowns to performing as the headliners at The Laugh factory, The Comedy Store and UCB. Carlie is half Mexican and loves foreign men. Doni is a lesbian and has trouble spelling. www.carlieanddoni.com

ERIN JACKSON: Armed with a megawatt smile and a pocket full of dreams, Erin Jackson is poised to conquer the world of stand-up. In fact, she’d probably be well on her way to superstardom by now if her friends and family hadn’t spent so many years stealing her joy. She has been seen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. She was a semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and has made several appearances on The Bob and Tom Show and was recently invited by HBO to open for Bill Maher at the tapings for his upcoming HBO special. www.erinjackson.net

FORTUNE FEIMSTER: Fortune is a full-time writer and member of the round table on the E! Network’s popular Chelsea Lately show. She’s taken the Los Angeles comedy scene by storm since making her national TV debut on NBC’s Last Comic Standing where she finished as a semi-finalist. The loveable Southern comic with great hair and an even better personality, moved to Los Angeles after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Peace College in North Carolina. Fortune travels the country doing standup, but can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store as well as touring with the Comedians of Chelsea Lately. www.fortunefeimster.com.

FRANGELA: Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton are real life best friends who talk to each other all day long. Frangela were seen fighting of bugs and Speidi on NBC’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, they’re well known for razor sharp commentary on VH1’s Best Week Ever and were seen in He’s Just Not That Into You. Frances is also a fan favorite as Hannah Montana’s bodyguard Roxie, on Disney’s Hannah Montana. Angela can be seen in the Happy Madison films Strange Wilderness, Mardi Gras and House Bunny. With too many credits to mention, please check out www.frangela.com

CHRIS AND PAUL: The CHRIS and PAUL show was launched 10 years ago in Stamford, Connecticut by Chris O’ Neill and Paul Valenti who began performing in hometown theaters. They’ve performed at Stand-up New York, Upright Citizen's Brigade, Comic Strip Live, Gotham Comedy Club, Comedy Cellar and Caroline’ s. Chris and Paul have hit comedy festivals nationwide, winning awards in both Chicago and New York, including the 2010 INNY (Improvisation News New York) award for Best Sketch comedy Duo. Chris and Paul currently headline in New York’ s major sketch venues – and just returned from a successful run in Edinburgh, Scotland. www.chrisandpaulshow.com

CRAIG BALDO: Craig Baldo is a stand-up comedian and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. Craig recently performed at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, Canada. He was a finalist on the first season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and has been featured on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Comic Remix and NBC’s Late Friday. Craig is also a regular sketch player on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and can often be spotted making waggish remarks on VH1, Bravo, G4TV and the OLN. In New York City, Craig warms up studio audiences for the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. www.craigbaldo.com

DAN AHDOOT: Dan Ahdoot went to college at the presti-

GLORIA BIGELOW:

HARI KONDABOLU: Hari Kondabolu was born and raised in Queens, NY and was discovered by the HBO Comedy Festival while doing comedy at night while working as an immigrant rights organizer in Seattle, Washington. Like his comedic heroes, he wants to speak truth to power with confrontational and personal material. In 2010, Hari appeared on John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central. He has also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central's Live at Gotham. He made his major motion picture debut in the dreadful 20th Century Fox Film All About Steve. www.harithecomic.com

HASAN MINHAJ: Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer based in Los Angeles, California. Most recently, he was seen as ‘Seth’ on ABC Family’s ‘State of Georgia’ and is a series regular on MTV’s ‘Disaster Date’. Hasan has appeared on E!‘s ‘Chelsea Lately’, Fox’s ‘The Wanda Sykes Show’, and Comedy Central’s ‘Legend of Neil’. His debut album ‘Hasan Minhaj: Leaning on Expensive Cars and Getting Paid to Do It’ is now available on Itunes/Amazon. In 2009 he was a national finalist in NBC’s Standup for Diversity and and showcased at the NACA National Convention. www.hasanminhaj.com

gious Johns Hopkins University and graduated with honors as a premed student. Dan has been featured on The Jay Leno Show, The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and was a guest at the Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival. Dan was a finalist on Season 2 of NBCs Last Comic Standing. He has written for MTV’s Short Circuits, Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers, and A&E’s Roast of Gene Simmons. He can currently be seen on the Disney Channel’s show Kickin It. www.standupdan.com

You can catch Gloria Bigelow on Showtime TV in her third comedy special for television- "Fierce Funny Women." Subtle, disarming, and witty Gloria Bigelow is a refreshing new comic who doses out humor in bite sized chunks easy for the listener to swallow but relentless none the less. Coming to comedy from a background of acting she is an excellent observer of life and a natural improviser. An openly gay black woman, “she’s got a bone to pick with everybody!” She does so by wittingly tackling issues from Low Lesbian Esteem to the Iconization of Snoop Dogg, all done with a smile. With issues of sexuality, race, and gender at the forefront of her work she has become a one to watch on the national comedy scene. www.globigelow.com

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a flyer developed by the artist and copied at Kinkos gives the same message to the buyer as giving them an old pair of used Walmart tennis shoes from goodwill when the buyer was expecting Jordan’s from Foot Locker. Your promo is a direct reflection of you and your company. if it looks like crap, then crap is what buyers will expect if they book your show. spend the money on a decent design with a company or graphic artist that knows this industry. get creative but again avoid doling out

Eliot also offers his (optional) diversity workshop "Asians in the Media." This interactive Q&A covers how minorities have been portrayed in TV & Film and the media's influence on America.

AMBER PRESTON:

Amber Preston was born and raised just outside the thriving metropolis of Fargo, ND. Leaving the glitz and glamour of West Fargo High School behind, Amber moved to Minneapolis to study theatre at the University of Minnesota. Upon the realization she was too short to be a Rockette, or Vegas showgirl Amber turned to the world of comedy. She’s performed at the 2010 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, Twin Cities Funniest Person and is a contributing comic to Life & Style magazine. Telling the stories we can all relate to but would never admit, Amber is truly one classy broad. www.amberpreston.com

school ever complaining about the price. the result is a win/win because the promo helps put butts in seats and it makes the act look more professional.

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a lot of text. get buyers interested and let your agent make the sale based on his/her knowledge of you and your show. Your promo should accentuate your brand.

printing is more affordable than it has ever been, but avoid internet suppliers if you can. most printers are extremely competitive and sometimes, speaking with someone who knows customer service can end up keeping you from making very expensive mistakes. We had a client who developed a mail piece of their own that was 20 pages. Because the internet printer gave them exactly what they submitted, they ended up with 10,000 brochures that the post office would not accept because they didn’t meet second class postal requirements for mail with an indicia. that would have never happened if this client had used a full service printer.

post cards can be a great reminder that your act is looking for, let’s say dates in mid-america in october. You can get 5,000 5.5x8.5” with full color both sides and uv coating on the front plus 14-pt commercial stock for about $399 plus shipping. it would have been more than double that 10 years ago. plus all printers pretty much now offer mailing services

so they can be mailed at the same location they print and save the shipping.

3) promotional items. once you develop an image or brand, you will want to get that out in the marketplace. one of the best resources for that is apparel. this includes t-shirts, jerseys, hoodies, caps, wristbands and more. as you delve into this option, you need to consider how you are going to use this product. if these are to be give-aways, there are options that will allow you to purchase some of these products at lower costs. What will effect what you pay will be the quality of the garment ( material used and whether or not it is an import), the density of the fabric and whether you plan to silk screen it , use a transfer or some other method. Low density, 100% cotton imported shirts can be a real bargain if they are going to carry a single color imprint, but the life expectancy of the product is not very long. if you plan to develop you own logo items and sell these during shows, you will probably want something far more durable. understand that dark color shirts with white or light colored prints may require a double hit or even a hit of white underneath the printed color to keep it from fading into the fabric.

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almost all items will require either screen or set-up charges and sometimes both. plus shipping could drastically effect what you end up paying.

4) public relations. pr companies, like attorneys and managers can take a percentage out of an artist’s over-all take or contract for a specific agreed upon contract cost. generally pr Firms come into the picture as an artist moves into more than one market or becomes recognizable in the public concert sector. they can do a lot of work that agents and business managers don’t want to do. they will attempt to get you press in various newspapers and publications and attract interviews for you with electronic media (tv, radio, internet). in some cases they will take on the responsibility of getting you seen on talk shows, news outlets and increase your visibility on a national level. Cameo Graphics (cameopublishing.com) at (800) 728-2950 is just one source available to you for experienced printing services and promotional items. Campus Activities Magazine® is a registered trademark of Cameo Publishing Group.

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And then something occurred to me that seemed to come from nowhere. In retrospect, this sudden insight must be embedded deep within our DNA, because I was only six and nobody had ever told it to me, so how else could I have known it? The insight that was revealed was the short list that people use while trying to rationalize a bad work situation: 1. “At least I’m getting paid well.”

This was true...relatively. I was six, and had never earned ANY money before, so five bucks represented a huge income spike for me. 2. “This is temporary.”

Yeah, it’s just what’s happening at the moment. It’s early in my career. Surely this will lead to better things. 3. “It beats poking in poop with a stick.”

This was a bit of down-home wisdom that my grandfather taught me. Meaning: as bad as things are, they can always be worse.

I got my first job at age 6, in what was surely a blatant violation of all child labor laws.

It wasn’t a “real” job, per se. I mean, I didn’t have my own office, parking space or expense account, nor any benefits to speak of. But it was certainly a “job,” as someone was paying me to do something.

When I was young, my father’s hobby was restoring old Chevy Corvairs, cars that had been discontinued years earlier because they were deemed unsafe. But, as with so many things that are dangerous, they also looked kinda cool, so my dad liked to collect them. I can still remember our family road trips: “OK, everybody hop into the most dangerous car ever made. Don’t bother looking for your seat belts, because

there aren’t any, and here are some pointy sticks for you kids to play with while you bounce around in the back seat.” But that’s another story. We’re here to talk about jobs, remember?

My dad bought one old Corvair that was in a particularly sad state, especially the engine. It was covered with a thick layer of grease and grime, and it desperately needed to be cleaned off. This, he realized, was where having kids would come in handy. But rather than just make me do this dirty work, my dad decided to “hire” me. He offered me $5 to scrape the smelly old engine free of all crud. My first job offer. No need for resume reworking or

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This self-revealed advice forced me to persevere. Sorta. I scraped for about 10 minutes before announcing that this was not the job for me, and that I’m putting in for early retirement. Later that day I saw my dad out scraping the engine himself, apparently not satisfied with the mediocre job I’d done. Hey, some bosses just like to micromanage, right?

At some point in your life you may find yourself with your own version of my “engine scraping” job. Now, no job is perfect, and all of them will have aspects that you enjoy more than others, but some jobs are just not for you. And, believe it or not, you may not know this going in. Despite your education and your ambition and your extreme intelligence, you might accidentally end up in a job that just totally sucks. For a while, anyway. There was a valuable lesson to be learned from my first job. That is: if it’s truly not working for you, if it just feels wrong in your very core, you may do well to hand in your scraper and move

on to what’s next. And yes, even it it does pay five whole dollars. When it comes to finding your career path, quite often your missteps can be your most powerful teachers. Think of them as small exploratory steps forward as you make your way through new territory.

Bonus lesson: Don’t hire first-graders to do industrial cleaning jobs. Their hearts just aren’t in it. Barry Smith is a writer, comedian and speaker. His presentation, “Every Job I’ve Ever Had” is based on the lessons learned from his life of offbeat employment choices, and how these lessons can help students in their own career evolution.

"Barry's show was a refreshing guide to career exploration and served as a wonderful reminder that we can find happiness by following our passions." - Bryn Kass, Senior Class Council President, Tufts University. Book Barry at Kirkland Productions (www.kirklandproductions.com)

the awkward interview. I was hired on the spot.

Now, standing out in the hot sun scraping muck off some old engine wasn’t exactly what I wanted to be doing. I was six. It was summer. There were freeze tag games to be played. But work is work, right? Or so I’d been told. So, grabbing the spatula, I scraped a strip of gunk off the engine and flung it into the garbage can. Then I did it again. And then I was bored. And tired. And it was hot. There were bugs everywhere. Within mere minutes I concluded that I hated, hated, hated this stupid “work” thing. Who came up with the bogus idea of “jobs,” anyway? And Corvairs are ugly! www.campusactivitiesmagazine.com

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Barry Smith Quark_Layout 1 6/28/13 11:45 AM Page 1

And then something occurred to me that seemed to come from nowhere. In retrospect, this sudden insight must be embedded deep within our DNA, because I was only six and nobody had ever told it to me, so how else could I have known it? The insight that was revealed was the short list that people use while trying to rationalize a bad work situation: 1. “At least I’m getting paid well.”

This was true...relatively. I was six, and had never earned ANY money before, so five bucks represented a huge income spike for me. 2. “This is temporary.”

Yeah, it’s just what’s happening at the moment. It’s early in my career. Surely this will lead to better things. 3. “It beats poking in poop with a stick.”

This was a bit of down-home wisdom that my grandfather taught me. Meaning: as bad as things are, they can always be worse.

I got my first job at age 6, in what was surely a blatant violation of all child labor laws.

It wasn’t a “real” job, per se. I mean, I didn’t have my own office, parking space or expense account, nor any benefits to speak of. But it was certainly a “job,” as someone was paying me to do something.

When I was young, my father’s hobby was restoring old Chevy Corvairs, cars that had been discontinued years earlier because they were deemed unsafe. But, as with so many things that are dangerous, they also looked kinda cool, so my dad liked to collect them. I can still remember our family road trips: “OK, everybody hop into the most dangerous car ever made. Don’t bother looking for your seat belts, because

there aren’t any, and here are some pointy sticks for you kids to play with while you bounce around in the back seat.” But that’s another story. We’re here to talk about jobs, remember?

My dad bought one old Corvair that was in a particularly sad state, especially the engine. It was covered with a thick layer of grease and grime, and it desperately needed to be cleaned off. This, he realized, was where having kids would come in handy. But rather than just make me do this dirty work, my dad decided to “hire” me. He offered me $5 to scrape the smelly old engine free of all crud. My first job offer. No need for resume reworking or

50, CAMPUS ACTIVITIES MAGAZINE® SUMMER ADVISOR’S EDITION 2013

This self-revealed advice forced me to persevere. Sorta. I scraped for about 10 minutes before announcing that this was not the job for me, and that I’m putting in for early retirement. Later that day I saw my dad out scraping the engine himself, apparently not satisfied with the mediocre job I’d done. Hey, some bosses just like to micromanage, right?

At some point in your life you may find yourself with your own version of my “engine scraping” job. Now, no job is perfect, and all of them will have aspects that you enjoy more than others, but some jobs are just not for you. And, believe it or not, you may not know this going in. Despite your education and your ambition and your extreme intelligence, you might accidentally end up in a job that just totally sucks. For a while, anyway. There was a valuable lesson to be learned from my first job. That is: if it’s truly not working for you, if it just feels wrong in your very core, you may do well to hand in your scraper and move

on to what’s next. And yes, even it it does pay five whole dollars. When it comes to finding your career path, quite often your missteps can be your most powerful teachers. Think of them as small exploratory steps forward as you make your way through new territory.

Bonus lesson: Don’t hire first-graders to do industrial cleaning jobs. Their hearts just aren’t in it. Barry Smith is a writer, comedian and speaker. His presentation, “Every Job I’ve Ever Had” is based on the lessons learned from his life of offbeat employment choices, and how these lessons can help students in their own career evolution.

"Barry's show was a refreshing guide to career exploration and served as a wonderful reminder that we can find happiness by following our passions." - Bryn Kass, Senior Class Council President, Tufts University. Book Barry at Kirkland Productions (www.kirklandproductions.com)

the awkward interview. I was hired on the spot.

Now, standing out in the hot sun scraping muck off some old engine wasn’t exactly what I wanted to be doing. I was six. It was summer. There were freeze tag games to be played. But work is work, right? Or so I’d been told. So, grabbing the spatula, I scraped a strip of gunk off the engine and flung it into the garbage can. Then I did it again. And then I was bored. And tired. And it was hot. There were bugs everywhere. Within mere minutes I concluded that I hated, hated, hated this stupid “work” thing. Who came up with the bogus idea of “jobs,” anyway? And Corvairs are ugly! www.campusactivitiesmagazine.com

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