Comedy show brings the laughs to UofL’s Thrust Theatre


    Get ready to giggle and guffaw at the second annual “Louisville Loves to Laugh” comedy show.

    Billing itself as “a variety show of tomfoolery,” the performance will feature University of Louisville faculty and students and community members carrying out various feats of comedy at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, at the Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St.

    The variety show will be a cabaret-style performance featuring stand-up, clowns, magic and more. Characters from the upcoming UofL Theatre Arts main stage show “Hint! A Masked Murder Mystery” also will be performing improv in mask.

    Admission is $5 and all proceeds from the show will go to support UofL students traveling to Milan, Italy, this summer for The Fo Project.

    The Fo Project is a multi-year endeavor in commedia dell’arte with participants from Italy, the U.S., Israel and Brazil. UofL students and faculty will take part in “Qu,” a world premiere play by Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright Dario Fo that will debut at the International Expo in Milan. For more information on The Fo Project, visit

    For tickets and more information on “Louisville Loves to Laugh,” call Theater Arts at 502-852-7682.

    Please note that there is construction on Floyd Street in front of Thrust Theatre. For available parking, use the Warnock Street entrance to the Thrust Theatre parking lot.

    Erica Walsh
    Erica Walsh is the marketing director for the Office of Communications and Marketing. Her job lets her share UofL’s good news in all avenues of communications including UofL Magazine, advertising, content marketing and branding. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast. Prior to her career in higher education communications she was an award-winning newspaper reporter. Red is one of her favorite colors and it’s a good thing, too, because she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University and her master’s in communication from UofL.