The Office of Student Engagement, in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, is hosting the final comedian of its Sunday Night Comedy Series on February 28. Blake Wexler, a Philadelphia native who began his comedy career at the age of 15, brings a wealth of comedic experience to 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.
“I'm really excited for the 28th. I'm a Philly native so I always love coming back to my hometown to perform—so thank you so much for having me,” Wexler said about his upcoming performance.
After beginning his comedic career at a young age, Wexler moved to Boston in 2007 and continued his work in comedy while obtaining degrees in journalism and political science from Emerson College, according to his online biography. He has appeared on the 2009 College Humor Live Tour in Philadelphia and has performed in the 2009 and 2010 Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festivals.
Wexler has also been featured in the 2011 Seattle International Comedy Competition, the 2013 San Francisco Sketch Fest, the 2014 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and will be recording his debut stand-up comedy album, The Blake Album, at the Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia on March 9, 2016.
Philadelphia Magazine named Wexler one of Philadelphia’s funniest tweeters. He can also be heard on “The Todd Glass Show” podcast on Nerdist Networks.
Residing in Los Angeles, Wexler has written for Comedy Central and has worked on shows such as Key & Peele.