The Shippensburg University CUB welcomed comedian Nore Davis with open arms Feb. 7 in the CUB’s Red Zone for its bi-weekly Friday night CUB programming event.
The event began at 10 p.m. and also offered door prize opportunities for those who attended. Additionally, the CUB has recently started to offer free smoothies and snacks in the snack bar where Freshens used to be.
Davis, originally from Yonkers, N.Y., has made appearances on MTV’s shows “Yo Momma” and “Kiss and Tell: The Do’s and Dont’s of Dating.” He also made his most recent TV feature on “Nick Cannon Presents HATIN on ‘09.”
Making his second appearance at SU since performing at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center event a couple years ago, Davis said he was pleased to be back at SU for another opportunity to make students laugh and to give them a break from reality.
Davis, who prides himself on his website, noredavis.com, for being able to connect with all walks of life when it comes to laughter, proved that with his performance Friday night.
There was not a single time his jokes fell on deaf ears during his performance, and at times, there was not a dry eye in the house due to the laughter Davis was able to produce with his hard-hitting jokes that students were able to connect with. He also got students involved by including them in his jokes and talking to them during the performance.
His jokes, which poke fun at certain issues, also strive to be a positive reinforcement for students when it comes to the reality of life during and after college.
“I just like to plant that seed. That’s why I like doing colleges,” he continued, “I might talk about adult stuff, and maybe they want to have a great time and act like everything is nice and everything is happy, but it’s not. It’s real.”
Davis also had some advice to offer to the students.
“They always used to say what do you want to be when you grow up? This is actually the time to answer that question. Answer that question and see if the classes that you are taking get you to that goal,” he said. “Answer that question. What do you want to do? What do you want to contribute to the world? Don’t fall for the hype.”
Redzone events, which are supervised by Danielle Krebs, Red Zone manager and student manager at the CUB, are here solely for the students. Krebs also believes that by having these events in the CUB, students have a chance to interact with one another and it also allows students to become more involved with the university.
Lastly, but most certainly not least, Krebs added that these events also offer a safer alternative for students rather than going out and drinking.
Red Zone events are held every other Thursday in the CUB and Game Zone events are held every other Saturday. For more information about these events, like or follow the CUB on Facebook and Twitter.