Humor U: Clean Stand-up Comedy

by Larry Richman on January 30, 2012

Humor U is the largest comedy club between New York and Los Angeles, and the cleanest in the world. Humor U is made up of over two dozen stand-up comedians who are all BYU students or alumni.

Humor U performs over 40 shows a year and wins comedy competitions around the country and is featured in national television and YouTube commercials. It provides BYU students focused opportunities to develop the gift of humor through writing, rehearsing, and performing stand-up comedy. They produce a new show approximately every six weeks and then perform it multiple times in a given week.

Most Humor U shows feature 12 comedians performing original stand-up comedy. All shows are for family audiences. All performers are BYU students or alumni who volunteer their time and talents without compensation or class credit.

One of the comedians is Stephen Jones, the man in the promo video “New Spice Video: Study Like a Scholar” created for the BYU Harold B. Lee Library. The video has been viewed nearly 3 million times! It’s hilarious.

My favorite among the comedians who have clips online is Devan Butler. Here’s a “best of Devan Butler.”

Read my previous article “Clean Stand-up Comedy.”

What other clean comedians do you enjoy?

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Heather January 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm

If you like Humor U, you should check out BYU’s Divine Comedy. It’s the premier sketch comedy group at the university, and it’s now in its 18th year.

The cast changes from year to year as students leave and join the organization. One prominent former member is Brandon Mull, author of the popular FableHaven series.

They have grown immensely in popularity in the past few years, thanks in large part to several parody videos that have gone viral. They hold 12 performances in 3 shows each semester, filling close to 6,000 seats a semester.

https://www.facebook.com/byudivinecomedy

http://byudivinecomedy.wordpress.com/

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