Sunday Night Comedy Series: Derrick Knopsnyder Returns to Holy Family University

Derrick KnopsnyderThe Office of Student Engagement, in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, is welcoming the first comedian of its Sunday Night Comedy Series for the spring semester.

Appearing on Sunday, January 17, comedian Derrick Knopsnyder is making his second trip in two years to Holy Family University to showcase his brand of comedy to the students and University community.

Knopsnyder, the 2011 winner of Stand Up to Cancer's Funniest Person competition and the 2012 finalist at the Cleveland Comedy Festival, is an up-and-coming young comedian who brings a brand of funny that connects with today’s college student. The Office of Student Engagement selected Knopsnyder to come back to Holy Family because they “recognized how much he connected with our students in his first trip and really spoke to what they found funny.”

Knopsnyder’s biography online reads:

“I am a young comic, born and raised in a small ‘classy’ town, or ‘redneck’ town whichever, I don't like labels. Since I was a little kid I've always wanted to be a comedian, then after my first year in college I decided that there is no better time than the present and I took to the stage for the first time in May 2010. I can remember them calling my name to walk up to the stage, and then the realization set in…this is actually happening! After doing open mics from May till October I had my first breakthrough in the industry, I got my first paid gig! It wasn't much, just barely enough to cover the gas it took me to get there, but that was neither here nor there the bigger picture was, I just got money for doing comedy. Since then I've done many shows with a bunch of great comics.”

Knopsnyder will be performing on Sunday, January 17 at 7:00 pm on the Northeast Campus in the ETC Auditorium. Admission is free for all students and members of the University community. Seating is limited and is held on a first-come, first-served basis.