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Michael Kosta and Roy Wood Jr. from “The Daily Show” to Perform in Shannon Hall

 Press Release

For immediate release

Contact: Esty Dinur, edinur@wisc.edu, (608) 262-3907


The Wisconsin Union Theater welcomes the fantastic comedic duo from “The Daily Show,” Michael Kosta and Roy Wood Jr., on Friday, 10/5/2018 at 8 pm in Shannon Hall. Prices for the concert are as follows: UW-Madison students are $10 ($5 during a pre-sale from August 27 – Sept. 3, 2018), Union Members and Non-UW Students are $20, UW-Madison Faculty and Staff are $24, and General Public is $28. Tickets may be bought online, by phone at 608-265-ARTS (2787) or in person, see locations and hours here. Pre-sale for UW-Madison students only is from August 27-September 3. Tickets go on sale for everyone on September 4.

Prepare to laugh! Prepare to cry from chuckling so much! These Daily Show correspondents will leave you in stitches! Don’t miss out on this unique (and ridiculously inexpensive) opportunity!

Michael Kosta used to be #864 in world tennis. It wasn’t until he traded his tennis racket for the microphone that he started to really dedicate his time to a career in comedy. Since then he appeared on Comedy Central, E! and HBO. He has worked everything from the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno to “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” His self-deprecating humor, along with his relaxed delivery, make him a hilarious comedian. Along with Roy Wood Jr., Kosta assists Trevor Noah in giving witty and relevant political satire and some good old-fashioned fun.

Known as the “King of Prank Calls,” Roy Wood Jr. is an absolute savage comedian who blew up due to the hilarious prank calls he posted on YouTube of him trolling employees from jewelry stores, restaurants and more. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Wood Jr. took a real interest in a future in comedy only at the age of 19. In 2010, he was selected as one of the top three finalists on Last Comic Standing on NBC. in 2017 he was named the new host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, “This is Not Happening.”

The comedy show is presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Performing Arts Committee. This show was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.