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University Hosts Comedian Pete Dominick


Comedian Pete Dominick gives Cumberland students an academic departure.

Williamsburg, Ky. - Comic Pete Dominick’s rare talent to relate to any audience captivated many Cumberland students Tuesday night. Dominick, a comedian based out of New York City, used his own personal experiences and passions as well as his interests in politics and social issues to relate to the Gatliff Chapel’s packed audience of college-aged students.

Dominick started his two-hour performance relaying his venture from Knoxville, Tenn. to the University’s campus in Williamsburg, Ky. He commented on there not being a large airport in Williamsburg and how he had to rent a car to get to the campus.

“Don’t you hate it when you’re trying to rent a car and they’re out, but you can’t get mad at them because of the ridiculous smile they have wiped across their face,” said Dominick.

His fresh touch on political issues was clever and witty; he related such issues as the war in Iraq to the standing President of the United States. Not only did Dominick rule the room with his personal occurrences, but he also brought in many students into his act, pointing out the school’s student photographer and a Cincinnati fan with an Indiana shirt on.

In only four years, Dominick’s high energy and magnetic personality has granted him work at over a 150 colleges and universities across the country. His quick wit, instant likeability and unique way of engaging any audience has made him one of the most sought after comedians. His talent has also recently landed him a job as a comic warm-up for Comedy Centrals’ “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.” Dominick is also the host of Sirius Satellite’s network called “Sirius Comedy Club,” and he appeared on “The Apprentice” on Thursday, December 9.