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CREATE A VIBRANT CAMPUS COMEDY SCENE

  • Thousands of comedians = no block booking required
  • Great two-act shows start under $1000
  • Choose dates that work best for YOU
  • Short notice is never an issue
  • Target shows for any interest group
    xx(i.e. LGBT, Disabilities, Women's Groups, Minorities ...)
  • Our Underground Comedy College provides a unique
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I'm Tom Sobel with Comedy Caravan Talent. In 1968 I began in
Student Activities Programming as an Ohio University freshman.

APCA President, Eric Lambert, was one of our comics in the mid 80s.

Fall 2013 marked the beginning of our 26th year of presenting weekly,
two-act comedy shows at West Virginia University.

Similarly, in August 2013 our weekly series at the University of Kentucky began its 12th year.

USA Today called our 29-year weekly Monday night series in Bloomington, IN:> "America's Best One-Night Comedy Series" and "One of the 10 Top Places to See Comedy."

NPR covered the late night weekend programming we pioneered with Penn State.

Thousands of Comedians = No Block Booking Required

Although with over 1000 comedians and variety acts available through Comedy Caravan Talent it's impractical to include links for every act we work with, we can easily program any date in virtually any location. Short notice (as little as 24 hours) never presents a problem.
To provide an idea of the type schedule we can create for your school, below is a list of headline acts that appeared on Comedy Caravan's weekly series at the University of Kentucky in 2012.

These two-act, 75-90 minute shows cost UK less than $1000 each.

Example: University of Kentucky Headliners in One Year

Date Headliner Credits
Jan 22 Christian Finnegan
Jan 29 Mo Alexander Just For Laughs Festival
Feb 5 Mike Armstrong
Feb 12 Kris Shaw
Feb 19 Myq Kaplan
Feb 26 Gabe Kea

Mar 5 Tom Simmons

Mar 12 Lee Cruse
Mar 26 Mike Baldwin
Apr 2 Ben Moore Just For Laughs Festivalrolling stone
Apr 9 Stu McCallister
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Apr 16 Liz Miele
Apr 23 Caleb Synan college humorJust For Laughs Festival
    Summer Break
Aug 24 Mike Cody Maxim magazine
Aug 27 Keith McGill
Sept 3 Rich Ragains
Sept 19 Don Reese
Sept 25 Dobie Maxwell
Oct 3 Mike Storck Just For Laughs Festival
Oct 10 Roy Haber
Oct 17 Stewart Huff Just For Laughs Festival
Nov 28 Dave Waite Just For Laughs Festival
Nov 7 Bob Cook
Nov 14 Tim Kidd

Nov 28 Dave Waite Just For Laughs Festival

"Both shows have gone great. Both Keith and Issac were fantastic and owned the crowd.

Over 300 attended 'The Bowman's Bash' and 121 at the first actual show. We actually ran out of seats."

Beau Davis
Event Coordinator
University of Kentucky Student Center

UK success

If you are considering using Comedy Caravan as part of your late night programming, smart move.

I cannot stress enough that having Comedy Caravan included in our late night student programming has made all the difference.

Tom and crew are extremely professional, diligent and always ready to lend a hand with promotions or getting us special comedians.

Their prices are insanely reasonable, and the paperwork process is much easier than having to go through individual bookings every week."

Robert Theakston
Assistant Director
University of Kentucky Student Center

A Few Video Examples of College Acts

Ryan Singer

Jacob Williams

Dale Jones

UK success

I've worked with Tom Sobel and Comedy Caravan for a number of years now.

He continues to deliver time and time again with quality entertainment.

The comedians are always appropriate and easy to work with.

It truly is a pleasure working with Tom Sobel and the Comedy Caravan crew."

Scott D. Goddard
Assistant Dean of Students
Director of Campus Activities
Davis & Elkins College

College Press

University of Kentucky's "Kentucky Kernel"

Comedy Caravan hosting 300th show
Event brings eight years of laughter
Comedic duo hopes to tickle UK�s funny bone
Jolly Canadian wraps up Caravan
Comedian puts his cards to the table, literally
Troy Hammond to perform for Comedy Caravan series
Bill Bauer to perform for Comedy Caravan series
Stewart Huff to perform for Comedy Caravan series
Comedian Takes A Different Approach to College Humor
Kentucky native to perform during Comedy Caravan
Cats Den programming should not be dismissed
Comedy Caravan to Bring Laughter to UK

West Virginia University's "Daily Athenaeum":

Mountaineer Comedy Club to feature nationally known comedians
Comedian to shine light on blindness during performance.
Last Comic Standing to fill Lair with laughs
Hofstetter, Mazo at this week's Comedy Caravan
WVUp All Night to host Last Comic Standing competition
Last Comic Standing competition to find funniest student
Day wins WVUp All Night's Last Comic Standing
WVUp All Night provides laughs with tradition of Comedy Caravan
York, Keiss come to Comedy Caravan
Mike Diesel, Ray Price at Comedy Caravan
Former WVU student brings act to this week's Comedy Caravan
Comedians Tim Kidd, Traci Skeene come to Comedy Caravan
Comedians Cohen, Hammond entertain WVUp All Night crowd
WVUp All Night: an effective alternative to partying?

Indiana University's "Indiana Daily Student":

Comedy Caravan to be filmed, create laughs
Young comic finds voice
Bear�s Place presents Comedy Caravan
Laughs mark Bear�s comedy anniversary
Comedy Caravan celebrates 27th anniversary
Ragains� rich humor cheers Bear�s Place
Steve Hofstetter stops at Bear's Place for Comedy Caravan
Comedians incorporate audience at Bear's Place
IU Comedian returns to Bear�s
Comedian inspired by IU experiences
Bear�s Place celebrates 26th anniversary with famous prankster
Bear�s is the Place for funny
�Social critic,� comic to perform today at Bear�s Place
Comedy Caravan celebrates 25 years
New RPS late-night hang out hosts free event for students
Bears Place hosts Comedy Caravan
Bear�s Place celebrates 25 years in business with 2 comedian headliners
Kristin Key performs at Bear's Place, Comic also to appear at Indiana Memorial Union
Collegehumor.com writer performing comedy act at Bear's Place tonight
Stand-up comics thrive on campus with Comedy Caravan
'Comedy Caravan' celebrates 18 years
Students take a ride on the Comedy Caravan
Host of TBS' "Dinner and a Movie" visits Comedy Caravan
Comedy Caravan brings laughs
Comedian Steve Medley makes his return to Bloomington

Miami University

Comedy Caravan delights Oxford -- "The Miami Student"
Comic relief coming to Side Bar -- "The Oxford Press"

Miami University

Comedians on the rise perform with pros at Baker Center show
Comedy Caravan standup returns to Baker
Lifestyle of comedian not all laughs
Blue Pencil Comedy writes Chicago comedian into act
Laughs dedicated to former professor at Comedy Caravan