With two high volume requests, the College Union Board was fully funded for both the Fall Comedy Show and Fall 2014 Concert at the weekly board meeting on Wednesday, April 23.
Fully funding CUB for $70,550 to host the Fall Concert, SFB approved the list of possible headlining artisits, including Young the Giant, Taking Back Sunday, Matt and Kim, Hot Chelle Rae, Cher Lloyd, American Authors, Mayday Parade, New Politics and Ra Ra Riot. Possible openers include The Front Bottoms, The Downtown Fiction and Hey Ocean!.
The $70,550 is the highest cost the concert will be if the top choices of Young the Giant and The Front Bottoms come through. However, with cheaper bands, the money funded by SFB will get washbacked to the Student Activity Fund.
CUB was also allocated with $50,680 in hopes of getting one of their top choices in John Mulaney, an American comedian and writer for SNL, Jay Pharoah, a stand-up comeddian and actor for SNL and Steve Rannazzisi, a stand-up comedian and actor for the television series “The League.”
Other backup options include Patton Oswalt, Kate McKinnon and Moshe Kasher. Once again, the money funded by SFB will be the highest price spent if CUB’s top choices are received — all money not spent will be washed back into the SAF.
The third highest request stemmed from Union Latina, which was fully funded with $10,350 to host “Salsafied.” The event is intended to have the campus unite in dance with the inclusion of a narrated, lively and inclusive performance of salsa.
The event is scheduled to be held on Friday, Oct. 10, in Kendall Hall.
The last request came from PRISM, which requested $3,055 to bring comedian Erin Foley to the College. This well-known lesbian comedian has been featured on Conan, Chelsea Lately and Comedy Central and features work that seeks to debunk stereotypes about the LGBTQ community in a funny way.
PRISM was fully funded for this event and hopes to bring her to campus on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
*Even though SFB agrees to finance certain events, there is no guarantee these events will take place. The approval only makes the funds available.