Story by Austin Kramer
The afternoon of Aug. 30 was a great time to be munching down some lunch in the Tivoli Food Court. Auraria had the honor of hosting one of Denver’s most popular comedians, Troy Walker, a regular headliner at Comedy Works, and frequent performer in comedy festivals all over the country. Walker has been dishing out the laughs since his days spent at MSU Denver. Along with his opening act, fellow comic Deacon Gray, Walker and company brought a bit of fun to the end of the second week of classes.
“It was really good entertainment for lunch,” Nicole Studebaker, a MSU Denver student, said.
Students from all three schools were able to enjoy the show. Judging by the laughter the overall consensus was positive.
“Troy Walker was brilliant. I was psyched to see him during lunch,” Dennis Hurst another MSU Denver student said.
Walker, a Denver native, received his political science degree from MSU Denver a few years ago and recently graduated from Denver University with a degree in law. Visiting his alumni was a treat for him.
“I’m kind of a nostalgic person, so it’s cool to be back on campus,” Walker said.
Walker actually started his comedy career while attending MSU Denver. He performed in open mic nights around the city, and even hosted an open mic on campus a few years back. Eventually his talent grew and he is now regarded as one of Denver’s best, performing up to four times a week at Comedy Works. Walker said some of his favorite comedians include Bill Burr, Mitch Hedberg and Louis C.K.
Students at Auraria got to enjoy this comedy show as part of their student fee-funded activities.
The next campus open mic night is Wednesday September 26 in the Tivoli Boiler Lounge