Television comic Sherrod Small to Perform Nov. 21

Television comic Sherrod Small to Perform Nov. 21


Sherrod Small, a popular stand-up comedian and television personality known for his humorous pop culture critiques, will bring his act to SUNY Cortland on Monday, Nov. 21.

The comedy show featuring Small, perhaps most recognized as a regular on the VH1 show “Best Week Ever” and the late-night satire program “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld” on Fox News, will begin at 7 p.m. in Old Main Brown Auditorium.

Sponsored by the Student Activities Board, the event is free and open to the public.

Two other comedians — Jordan Rock and Jay Oakerson — will open for Small. Rock, Small’s cousin and the younger brother of legendary comedian Chris Rock, will start the show and host the event. Oakerson, who has appeared previously on the Comedy Central cable channel, will perform next.

The headliner Small previously served as a guest commentator on other VH1 specials, including “100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the ’80s,” “100 Most Shocking Music Moments” and “40 Most Shocking Hip Hop Moments.”

In 2007, Small and musician John Mayer performed a popular parody of the viral YouTube video “Chocolate Rain” on an episode of “Best Week Ever.”

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Small regularly performs at the Comedy Cellar and Comic Strip Live in New York City.

For more information, contact Mary Kate Boland, the assistant director of leadership and community development, at (607) 753-2034.