Wake Forest fraternity sponsors hurricane relief comedy show

By Pam Barrett
Oct. 3, 2005

To assist with the Hurricane Katrina recovery effort, Wake Forest University's Gamma Omicron chapter of Theta Chi fraternity and comedian Evan Wecksell will host a comedy fundraiser at 9 p.m. Oct. 7 in Pugh Auditorium of Benson University Center.

Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Proceeds raised from the show will go to the American Red Cross.

"The disaster has affected close friends of the fraternity," said chapter president Scott Anderson. "Theta Chi wanted to do something to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina."

"I admire Gamma Omicron for creating something positive in the face of tragedy," said Wecksell. "One way people get through tough times is through humor, and hopefully I can bring a smile to those who were affected."

A stand-up comedian and singer/songwriter, Wecksell has been called one of the funniest, most energetic performers to emerge from New York's comedy clubs and musical venues. Often compared to comedic superstars Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch, his act is a blend of comedy and music that celebrates dysfunctional relationships, endorses unorthodox career paths and makes fun of bad music. Later this month, Wecksell will appear on VH1's "I Love the 80s 3D."

For more information on Evan Wecksell, visit www.evanwecksell.com.

Theta Chi is an international fraternity made up of more than 160 chapters and colonies. The Gamma Omicron chapter has been at Wake Forest since 1948.

For more information about the fundraiser, call (336) 408-1211.

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