Comedian provides study break

Cameron Logsdon, comedian invited to campus by CSU, performs in Riggie 120 on Tuesday night.

Cameron and Cupcakes, hosted by CSU, was a delectable addition for the Creighton students in attendance and, without a doubt, was the frosting on the cake for their typical Tuesday night.

“The comedy show was a much needed break from the stress of college life,” said Katelin Grzelak, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences. “I found that it got my mind off my tests, and I was fully invested in their stories.”

The opening act, Tyler Walsh, commemorated the simple small town life through poetic proclamations about the change in the dating pool from a rural town to the big city of Omaha, his shoe choice of Vans rather than cowboy boots, and his experience in donkey basketball games.

Preferring a partner who uses a “Slim Jim wrapper as a bookmark” and an ear for when the microwavable popcorn is done distinguishes that his taste contrasts greatly from his mother’s standards.

While strongly advocating for Vans with their comfort and style, he claimed the particular talent of an Iowan cowboy is avoiding stepping in crap while wearing Crocs on the farm.

Reminiscing upon his past employments, Walsh recognized that the food industry might not have been his most efficient environment and that he enjoyed the pace and liveliness of traveling around the midwest, visiting rural towns to host basketball games played on donkeys.

By now, the audience had been warmed with laughter.

The following act, Cameron Logsdon, a local writer/performer, reflected on his experience as a teenage father, his experience with diversity and recent family life.

He began by reflecting on his experience growing up in Nebraska. When explaining his experience to his friends, instead of drawing upon “Little House of the Prairie” for a proper depiction, he utilized “little house of the food stamps” and empty strip malls surrounded by corn.

Upon sharing his heritage, he explained that many people attempt to understand his ethnic identity only using Disney characters, which was particularly difficult before the release of Moana. However, this still remains inaccurate as he stated that he had fewer memories of looking at the ocean and more of “standing at the edge of the cornfield.”

Logsdon playfully voiced characters including his son and Jesus, both in response to their step-fathers, Jake and Jo, respectively, declaring their understanding of simple subjects as wearing a coat or walking on water. Logsdon can be found on Instagram and TikTok with a plentiful supply of comedic content as well as on TEDx Talks discussing the reality of being a teen dad.

The conclusion left lovely remnants of smiles and socializing.

“It was nice to see everyone take time to come together as a Creighton community and watch a live comedy show,” said Ayden Chavez, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Overall, the night was a success with the Rigge lecture hall, typically filled with monotonous lectures, instead overflowing with laughter and sprinkled cupcakes.

“I would recommend that everyone who can attend similar events in the future,” freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences Emma Stenner said. “The comedians were excellent and had us laughing so hard!”

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