By Maggie LaFleur
A line of eager students wrapped around the lobby of Powell today waiting to purchase tickets to the Daniel Tosh comedy show scheduled to appear at Eastern in Brock Auditorium on Nov. 8. Many students waited in line for hours. Sarah Gordon, a senior child and family studies major, who had been waiting in line for nearly forty-five minutes, said tickets were almost sold out when she was purchasing hers and people were starting to leave.
“I’ve liked Daniel Tosh for five years and seen all of his stand up on Comedy Central,” said Chris Birkeland, a freshman from Richmond, just before it was announced that tickets were sold out. “It’s sad. I couldn’t come get a ticket earlier because I was in class.”
Tickets cost $10 for students and $15 for the general public. The university allowed two tickets per student ID.
Tickets first went on sale Wednesday, Sept. 8 selling a total of 800 tickets within five hours. Students began lining up outside SGA office at 6 a.m. to ensure they got a ticket when the doors opened at 8:30 a.m., said Kristen Moser, SAC concert chair. Tickets for the show were completely sold out by this afternoon. Eastern was given a total of 1600 tickets to sell. Twenty-four of which will be given away later on the radio.
Student Activities Council has also sent in an offer to Tosh’s management asking if he would be willing to do a second show that same night at 10:30 p.m. If the offer is accepted, tickets will again go on sale but at a different cost: a flat rate of $20 for students and the public.
“We are trying to please the student body,” said Christ Pitakos, SAC vice president. “That is our job.