LGBTQA Resource Center hosts first-ever Queer Comedy Night

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University’s LGBTQA Resource Center will host its first-ever Queer Comedy Night on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts.

As a part of Ally Week, the comedy night features three comedians ready to join in the fight for social justice through a night of connection, fun and laughter. The comedians include Meagan Walsh, Sampson McCormick and Alison Grillo.

Walsh, a Bloomsburg University graduate, has performed in many Northeast comedy clubs using her stage to shed light on the LGBTQA experience and to entertain her audience in a unique and bold style.

McCormick, a nationally touring African-American, veteran, queer stand-up comedian (who happens to be one of the first in the country) and activist, has been performing around the world for close to two decades. Through his comedy, he highlights intersections of race, religion and sexuality.

Finally, Grillo, a Transwoman, first-generation college student and English professor at Kean University, has performed on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” as well as colleges and universities throughout the United States. In addition to smart and original stand-up material, her shows feature a wittily narrated slideshow of personal photographs and revealing stories about gender transition.

This event is free and open to the public. Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or adult. For more information, please contact Malik Muhammad at

This event is co-sponsored by the Program Board, LGBTQA Commission, Office of Alumni & Professional Engagement, Multicultural Center, Military/Veterans’ Affairs, and the College of Liberal Arts.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.