Tickets available for Homecoming comedy, country shows

Drew Lynch

Comedian Drew Lynch, the first runner-up on Season 10 of “America’s Got Talent,” will headline Western Carolina University’s Homecoming Comedy Show on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Lynch will be joined by special guest Erin Jackson. The show will take place at 7 p.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center’s Grandroom. WCU students can pick up free tickets at the UC’s guest services desk, located on the second floor. General public tickets are available for $5. The event is part of the Arts and Cultural Events series.

Tickets also are on sale for the Homecoming Concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center, featuring country singers Brett Young and Carly Pearce. Student tickets are $10 for floor seats and $7.50 for arena seats (plus taxes and fees). Public tickets are $15 for floor seats and $12.50 for arena seats (plus taxes and fees). The concert is presented by the Department of Campus Activities and Residential Living.

Since Lynch’s success on “America’s Got Talent” in 2015, he has landed several acting jobs. He has a recurring role on the “Marc Maron Show” and has appeared on “Dr. Oz” and as a celebrity guest on the game show “Idiot Test.” During his act, Lynch often discusses a softball accident that left him with a severe stutter.

Erin Jackson

Jackson has made a name for herself performing at colleges and East Coast comedy clubs using a conversational style and relatable humor. She was a semifinalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and has co-hosted three seasons of “Exhale,” a talk series on Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE television network. Jackson also has performed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” OWN’s “Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious” and TV Guide network’s “Standup in Stilettos.”

Young, the only country performer on Shazam’s “Emerging Artists of 2017” list, is making his first headlining tour this fall. Young released his self-titled debut album earlier this year. The album features his No. 1 gold-certified debut single “Sleep Without You.” His follow-up single, “In Case You Didn’t Know,” made Young the first country artist to hit the platinum-certification sales mark in 2017. His latest single, “Like I Loved You,” is currently on the charts.

In addition to his headlining tour, Young is currently touring with Lady Antebellum’s “You Look Good World Tour 2017.” Earlier this year, he was a part of Luke Bryan’s “Kill The Lights Tour.”

Pearce, another country newcomer, is expected to release her debut album this fall. Her current hit single, “Every Little Thing,” is in the top 20 Billboard country airplay chart.

Tickets can be purchased at the Ramsey Center box office or online at ramsey.wcu.edu.