Cal Comedy TeamHey Cal students, have you ever wanted to test just how funny you are, perhaps by taking your shot at stand-up comedy? Well if you have, it’s too late now … but it isn’t too late to support Cal’s new comedy team! Just this week, 11 aspiring comics from the UC Berkeley campus came together to battle in a “comedy-off,” hosted by Bay Area favorite, Sammy Obeid. The “comedy-off” permitted each comic three minutes of stage time to let their talent shine and had the audience vote for their favorites to determine the eight members representing Cal’s comedy team.

Jokes ranged from the usual racial puns to some carefully crafted metaphors on sex to some new takes on Facebook. Apparently, the new “playing hard to get” is waiting three days to accept a friend request … you know, instead of the standard two day wait. Naturally, jokes went too far at certain points, but hey, that’s a comedian’s job, right?

The competition was one part in a series for TBS’s National College Stand-Up Competition, which is out to find the funniest college in America out of the 32 competing universities. Good luck Bears!


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