Program Board to bring comedian D.J. Demers to campus on Feb. 13

(Courtesy Photo | D.J. Demers Facebook page)

In an event hosted by the Central Michigan University Program Board, comedian D.J. Demers will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Bovee University Center Rotunda.

Demers has been doing stand up comedy since his sophomore year of college and focuses on his experiences as a person who wears hearing aids. Demers has also appeared on "Conan" twice and on season 11 of "America’s Got Talent." 

He also won the 2014 Homegrown Comics Competition at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, according to the Program Board press release.

“We decided to bring him because we thought it would be a great way to bring diverse talent to campus while giving students a night to relax and laugh," said Program Board Comedy Director Madison Mariles.

In 2017, Demers toured the United States on the Here to Hear Comedy Tour. In the same year, he released his debut comedy album, Indistinct Chatter, to great acclaim. In 2018, the album was nominated at the Juno Awards for Comedy Album of the Year.

“From what I've seen of D.J. Demers, you can really expect an awesome comedy show," said Program Board Vice President Nia Boone. "He's really relaxed, open and he's honest about everything, especially with his disability."

Although the flyers say the event starts at 7 p.m., the actual time will be at 8 p.m. and doors will open at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and snacks will be provided.

For more information D.J. Demers, you can visit his website here.