Comedian to perform Friday

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By Margaret McKinney
Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University presents acclaimed stand-up comedian Gary Owen at 7 p.m. on April 15 in the university’s Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

The Highlands University Office of Campus life is sponsoring Owen’s performance.

Campus Life Director Margaret Gonzales said Owen performed on campus during Homecoming 2010 and was very popular, adding that Owen’s comedy contains adult language and is not suitable for young children.

Owen tours nationally and plays a role in the TBS hit comedy, House of Payne. He has also appeared in  several comedy films, including Daddy Day Care, starring Eddie Murphy.

Owen has recorded three DVDs of his stand-up comedy, including “Breakin’ Out the Park,” “Live from Tampa,” and “Urban Legend.”  
He is the only white person to host, ComicView, a stand-up comedy show that airs on Black Entertainment Television.

Owen got his start in stand-up comedy while serving in the U.S. Navy as a military police officer. After a year honing his stand-up act in nightclubs, he was named “Funniest Serviceman in America.”

He calls comedy his true calling and pursues this career full time.

Tickets are $5 for general admission. Admission is free for Highlands University students with ID. Faculty and staff tickets are $2.