(MURFREESBORO) A comedian who has transformed his disability into a career is bringing his act to MTSU. Samuel J. Comroe, a former finalist on the NBC reality television series "America's Got Talent," will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. No MTSU ID is required. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Comroe was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome at age 6. His comedy material is based on his life experiences dealing with the neurological disorder, which is characterized by involuntary movements and vocal utterances.
A Los Angeles native, Comroe was the winner of Ricky Gervais' "Just Sayin' App" comedy competition in 2012 and the 2013 San Francisco Comedy Competition. He has appeared on "Conan" on TBS, "Real Husbands of Hollywood with Kevin Hart" on BET and All Def Digital's "Comedy Originals." Comroe performs at more than 100 clubs and colleges each year.
This event is presented by MTSU's Disability and Access Center, the Intercultural and Diversity Affairs Center, MTSU Counseling Services and Student Programming and Raider Entertainment. For more information or to make special accommodations, call 615-898-2551.