Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Comedian Justin Willman to perform at Rozsa for Winter Carnival Feb. 6

Comedian Justin Willman will entertain during Winter Carnival at the Rozsa Center Friday, Feb. 6. (Photo courtesy Rozsa Center)

HOUGHTON -- The Rozsa Center, the Michigan Tech Student Entertainment Board, and the Memorial Union Board  welcome Comedian Justin Willman as the 2015 Winter Carnival Comedian, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts at 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Tickets are on sale now; all ages are welcome. To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online at or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). Tickets are $25, or Michigan Tech Students $10.

According to the IMDb mini-biography by Alex Murray, Justin Willman is an American magician, comedian, actor, and TV personality. The Guardian dubbed him as "some kind of variety Voltron with a comic flair that marks him out as the leader of the pack." He's a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003), and Chelsea Lately (2007); and he hosts the hit shows, Cupcake Wars (2009) on the Food Network and Win, Lose or Draw (2014) on the Disney Channel. He also tours regularly with a magic/comedy live show that Time Out says, "has to be seen to be disbelieved." His greatest trick yet, however, was receiving a standing ovation from President Obama, following a private performance at the White House. How did he do it? Magnets.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Justin began entertaining at the age of 12. After breaking both of his arms trying to ride a bicycle while wearing rollerblades (a hopeless attempt to impress girls), he started learning card tricks as an alternative to physical therapy. Nicknamed "Justin Kredible" by his mother, he officially turned pro when his parents hired him to perform at his sister's fifth birthday party. (He still has not been paid for the gig.) Justin is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston and currently resides in Los Angeles. He does not own a rabbit.

Click here for more about Justin.

Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours and will only open two hours prior to show times.

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