August 24, 2009

Student Center to host ‘We Can Make You Laugh’

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Do you fancy yourself a stoic? Or are you easily overcome by waves of giggles?

Regardless of how easy it is to hit your funny bone, if you enjoy a good laugh you won’t want to miss Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s very own game show, “We Can Make You Laugh.” The two-hour comedy festival is set for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, in the Roman Room at the Student Center.

A random drawing that evening will select contestants from the audience. Contestants who can keep a straight face amidst the hilarity can win $50 in cash. All contestants who make it on stage, whether or not they choke back their laughter, will leave as winners of “Make Me Laugh” T-shirts.

The Student Programming Council is sponsoring the competition in conjunction with activities throughout campus welcoming students to SIUC. For more information about the council or the show, look online at or call 618/536-3393.