“CAB hosted comedian Evan Wecksell in Morgan Auditorium Thursday, Nov. 18. Wecksell invited freshman Jason Souriolle to act as a roommate who is constantly on the computer, and listening to KISS as Wecksell sang about the character.”
“FrancesaCon is becoming a must-attend event. That was the case for Evan Wecksell, a comedian from Los Angeles who grew up in Great Neck. He had a gig in Connecticut later that night, he said, and his agent pleaded with him to beat the bad weather and drive up the night before. "Your brain may tell you to go to Connecticut last night, but your heart tells you come to FrancesaCon," he said.”
“5. What is your favorite aspect about performing? The spontaneity. You can do the same set for two shows, but they can be night and day because of the crowd and my improv.”
“Starting off just doing shows for Theta Chi, Wecksell has now expanded his routine to help show all Greek students how they can use their associations to their benefit during and after college.”
“Guitar Comic Evan Wecksell returns to the road during April for eight college shows across six states as he leaves wife and child behind.”
“I always try to stay topical… internet stuff, college, relationships ... I’m not like a racist or anti-gay or anti-religious or anything like that. I try to be universal acceptable comedy, but I definitely try to put an edge on it, so it’s not too vanilla. My humor’s out there, but it’s not crude or vulgar.”
““The comedian was hilarious, and when he made fun of the brothers it made things a million times better. I would definitely do it again.” - Kappa Delta Attendee”
““The comedy itself will probably be of particular interest to OSU alumni as he’s known for making jokes specific to the college or town that he’s performing,” Akin said. “Expect some jokes about OSU and Bedlam as well.””
““My name is Evan Wecksell. If you don’t like me, my name is Justin Bieber.” This comedian knew how to introduce himself, and on Friday, February 1, North Central College got a taste of his humor.”
"Comedian Evan Wecksell stepped up to the microphone... with the routine that had the whole room laughing long after the final punch line was delivered."
“There are like ten different directions I would like to take my career and life. Too many to list.”
“Technically, it is the audience [that] makes the comedian funny, but the comedian has to be willing to put his communication, verbal or physical, out there.”
“Bon Jovi has helped me write universally. Don't get too specific so only a select few of the audience know what I'm talking about. Dave Attell helps me to 'just say it' and be blunt. I also enjoy the bizarreness of Tom Green and Sacha Baron Cohen.”
“The show began with heavy references to Lady Gaga's new music video, "You and I," shot in Nebraska, with bizarre scenes like her in a mermaid suit and her making out with herself. Wecksell said because of that video it was "mermaid country in Omaha."”
“His comedy focused in on the more humorous aspects of college life. After singing a personal song about college shut-ins, he made a list of his top 10 things about Penn, such as the Penn Quidditch team. He had all the audience laughing after drawing comparisons between himself and his hero, Miley Cyrus.”
“Campus Activities Magazine selected Wecksell as “Hot Comedian for 2009.” Last year he performed more than 100 shows, including stops at 50 colleges and a showcase selection for NACA's Mid-Atlantic Festival.”
"Long Island, its people and its streets are so dear to my heart," Wecksell said. "After taking time off following [the] New York [City Marathon], it was time to get back on the horse and once again put in the miles and energy towards Fight For Kids."
“In 2009, he ran the ING New York City Marathon in 3:37 beating over 80 percent of the field.”
“The comedian, who describes himself as more of a wise-cracker than a class clown, always had witty things to say growing up. He attributes much of his sense of humor to both his mother and father.”
“Having an event that was truly fun and entertaining without having to leave the comfort of our house and having a couple of good laughs was refreshing. And those laughs were provided by none other than Greek alum, Evan Wecksell.”
"Another fan favorite was Wecksell's rendition of stories from www.fmylife.com. Students in attendance provided their own stories true to the spirit of the website..."
“My main influence is actually Jon Bon Jovi. That's how I started playing guitar, and the comedy thing didn't happen until a few years after. I kind of want to be a funny Bon Jovi.”
“Your performance received rave reviews from everyone who attended! I still hear congratulations for bringing you to MSJ.”
"I laughed so hard at his show, I was in tears!"
"Evan is incredibly smart, charismatic and hysterical on stage. He is so easy to deal with, which is crucial in the comedy business... His comedy is original and he gets the job done."
"Your show was awesome. You really need to come back for another."
“Because he'd spent time with students, his jokes had more of an inside feel to them, rather than just poking fun at different WU groups.”
"Wecksell has a twisted mind, and a good sense of melody. I admire both of those traits."
".... the Stephen Lynch of the Long Island music scene."
"I haven't laughed like that in months."
“Wecksell serenaded those in attendance with songs about cougars (not the animal), emo music, kids who are always on the internet and his personal hero, Miley Cyrus.”
"Evan Wecksell is a one-of-a-kind comedian and singer/songwriter. Every show is spontaneous and his visual expressions are something you don't want to miss. Very few performers can pull off what Evan does naturally - Pure entertainment!"
"Thanks for coming out and doing the show for us tonight! It was awesome!"
"Everyone loved it. Perkins says thanks for writing a song about him, haha."
“I search for newer, younger comedians. I thought he was really funny, and we contacted his agency to book him.”
"Great performance!!! Love to have you back!"
"His facial expressions are priceless!"
"Definitely an awesome show. I laughed my a** off!"
“Besides the comedy-music routine that most recently gained fame on America’s Got Talent, Wecksell is performing in College the Musical: A Musical About College, a full-length musical comedy he co-wrote with his wife and fellow performer Kelly Meyersfield.”