Students excited about upcoming talent

Jessica MacIntosh

With 10 acts, the Campus Activities Board will be hosting a talent show Wednesday.

Grahm Dickinson, CAB vice president, said there were acts that did not show up on March 6 for rehearsals.

Before this, Terry Levy, CAB treasurer, said there were originally 13 to 14 acts for the talent show.

“We still have people entering and people exiting,” Levy said. “I’m only letting people enter if someone exits; that way we have a lot.”

At the March 8 CAB meeting, the group decided to let anyone who may want to compete in the MOSO Talent Show sign up by Friday.

Levy said they have a lot of “good” talent.

“I’m thinking it’s the best talent show since I’ve been here as far as talent wise,” he said.

Dickinson said it would be better if there was a variety of talent.

He also said the talent show has been successful in the past.

“Last year it was one of our bigger events,” he said.

Robyn Taylor, junior Spanish major, will be performing in the talent show with a pantomime act.

“I have performed almost every year,” Taylor said. “[It’s] something I enjoy.”

The master of ceremonies for the event will be Damon Williams from Comedy Central and “Comicview.”

“It’s a pretty big deal,” Levy said.

Williams has also been featured on “BET LIVE,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and HBO’s “P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy.” He also hosted some episodes of the “Showtime at the Apollo.” In 1999, he performed as the opening act for the Kings of Comedy Tour and was chosen to attend The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen in February 2000. Lastly, he headlined at the Cedric the Entertainer Comedy Revue in the summer of 2000.

The judges who will be judging the participating acts are Paul Zimmerman, Michael Matthers, Floyd Hackett and Deb Gipson, alumni programming and events coordinator.

As part of the talent show, there will be prizes awarded to the winning acts, group and individual. First place receives $200, second place receives $150, third place receives $100 and fourth place receives $50. Cash prizes will be awarded for each category.

Levy said he is excited about the talent show.

“I’m ready for it,” he said.

The MOSO Talent Show is 7 p.m. Wednesday in Taylor Auditorium.

“Be there or be square,” Levy said.