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FSU Presents UPC Celebrity Comedy Night featuring Queen Aishah and Tess
02/10/2006

Frostburg State University will present University Programming Council Celebrity Comedy Night featuring Queen Aishah and Tess in the Lane University Center’s Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m.

The feature performers are renowned entertainers familiar to both live and television audiences. Queen Aishah is the highly requested celebrity judge on the “Ricki Lake Show," a BET “Comic View” favorite and is always called upon by the U.S. Military at home and abroad. Her observations on her own life, relationships, public figures and the like are aimed at making the audience feel that they belong, a very important aspect of the Queen’s art. Queen Aishah gives her performance a personal feel, spreading love and laughter to her loyal subjects.

Tess Drake was a finalist in 2003’s “Last Comic Standing” on NBC. The Ohio native discovered her gift for comedy in high school where she was voted both class president and class clown. Afterward she took only her first name and left home, marrying for only 90 days. During that rocky period, Tess unearthed the foundations of her comic career, her strength giving her the ability to laugh at a divorce and the absurdities of dating. Tess has shared her insight at the 2001 UW Comedy Arts Festival on NBC’s “Late Friday,” “The Jamie Foxx Show,” BET’s “Comic View,” Def Jam Comedy Tour and on Brian McKnight’s “Back at One” tour.

The performance is free to FSU students with a student ID, and the cost is $10 for the general public. Tickets will be available at the door.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu