What can I tell you? Former Saturday Night Live cast member Dennis Miller, best known for his sarcastic and often scathing news reports, will perform at Irvine Auditorium October 23, Social Planning and Events Committee members announced last night. SPEC president Lisa Nass said yesterday that tickets for the 1500-seat show will cost $4, one dollar of which will go to Students Against Driving Drunk. Miller, who left SNL last season to star in his own talk show, is known for his unique style of cynical political satire, his unparalleled knowledge of obscure popular culture, and his perfectly-coiffuered hair-do. College junior Nass said that although contracts for Miller's performance have been signed -- guaranteeing his appearance -- the specific details of ticket sales have not yet been worked out. SPEC Comedy Club Co-director Jennie Rosenbaum, a College sophomore, said she was very excited and optimistic for the show. "Dennis Miller is a big name comedian," said Rosenbaum. "I have a feeling that he will sell out." SPEC Comedy Club Co-director Alexis Williams said that he feels Miller has a strong appeal among college students. Miller is the most recent of a plethora of SNL ensemble members to humor the University campus. Kevin Nealon performed last spring as part of a nationwide tour while Comic Relief brought Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, and David Spade to Irvine. And SNL's Dana Carvey was scheduled for a campus appearance in the fall of 1988 but cancelled to perform in a cable special. In other SPEC news, SPEC Concerts Co-director Stacy Feld said last night that D'Tripp, a "funky fusion funk band" from New York City will perform this Friday as the final band in the free afternoon concert series. "D'Tripp has a diverse appeal, their songs go from jazz to rap to funk to rock," Feld said. "They have a huge range."Comments powered by Disqus
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