An Evening with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra
Join the South Bend Symphony Orchestra for a delightful evening of light
classical music with a side of Irish flair. The orchestra’s premiere
woodwind quintet and string quintet will present favorite classical works,
as well as some Irish standards. Expect a little bit of talk, a little bit
of dance, a whole lot of music, and even more fun!
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra (SBSO) is the oldest cultural arts organization in the region and its only professional orchestra. Founded in 1932, the SBSO seeks to broaden the personal experiences of a diverse audience with a mission to engage the community in the exploration of orchestral music in all its forms.
You won’t want to miss the Laughing Irish Comedy Show, a live performance from professional comedians and Notre Dame alums Jimmy Brogan ’70, Eric Hunter ’88, Michael Somerville ’94 and John Garrett ’98. Their list of credits include: Letterman, CBS, Tonight Show, NBC, Comedy Central, Sirius|XM, and Bob & Tom Show
*This is a free, but ticketed event. Tickets will be distributed 1 hour before showtime at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center box office window*
In 1975 Jimmy Brogan realized he had a fear of heights and gave up on his dream of becoming a Human Fly. He turned his attention to standup comedy. He did guest appearances on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and Late Night with David Letterman. He starred in a sitcom called Out of the Blue (ABC). He hosted Laffathon (Showtime), Comic Strip Live (Fox) and You Asked For It, Again (Family Channel). The perfectionist that he is, he won't be satisfied until he has been cancelled by all the networks. Deciding that he could save a few dollars by not hiring a lawyer, he worked for nine years as an indentured servant on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Since leaving The Tonight Show, Jimmy has been busier than ever. Besides doing his standup, he has written two movies and seen three others. He was also a creative consultant on Yakov Smirnoff’s one-man Broadway show, As Long As We Both Shall Laugh. He found out exactly how long we both shall laugh. It was 24 performances.
Eric Hunter graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988 with a degree in Communications and Theatre (now Film, Television, & Theatre). After spending 5 years as a local sports television host, reporter, and producer in Atlanta, GA, he embarked on a full time, professional, 16-year career as a stand-up comedian and actor that is still going strong! He tours all across the country and has appeared at comedy festivals and in commercials, feature films and television shows, such as Last Comic Standing, William Shatner's Aftermath, Blood Relatives, and Operation Repo. He's also heard nationally on The Bob and Tom Radio Show, on Sirius/XM satellite radio, Slacker Radio, and Pandora Radio. Eric also co-hosts a funny podcast called The Conversationalists.
Michael attended the University of Notre Dame where he tried standup comedy on a dare. He was soon emceeing Fighting Irish pep rallies and cutting class to be an extra in the movie Rudy. But upon graduation he knew it was time to get serious (alright, his parents said so) so he moved to New York City and took a job in advertising. When his neck became irritated from daily shaving, however, he retired to pursue a career in comedy. His first job was dancing in a pink bear suit at Bar Mitzvahs and he never looked back. Since then, Michael has used his entrepreneurial skills to carve a unique niche in the field. He just made his second appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, imparts humorous life advice on the Hallmark Channel, wrote and spent three years as the writer of Glamour Magazine’s renowned dating column “Jake: A Man’s Opinion”. His comedy CD’s, Welcome to Somerville and Handsomely Disheveled play in regular rotation on satellite radio. In his free time, Michael enjoys sleeping late, fettucini and the color blue. While generally convivial, he is most fun after coffee.
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