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(1–25-07) BOSTON, Mass. — On Friday, Jan­uary 26, North­eastern will host the third annual Beanpot of Comedy. The event, hosted by NU and Improv’d, the university’s pre­miere comedy group, will take place at 8:00 p.m. at Blackman Audi­to­rium. The show will also fea­ture per­for­mances by Boston College’s troupe Asi­nine and Salem State College’s troupe Grandma’s Third Leg.

The Beanpot of Comedy is a great way for NU & Improv’d to push the enve­lope in a very silly and good natured way,” said Sam Solomon, a member of the university’s comedy group.

Tickets are $5 for the public, $2 for North­eastern stu­dents and are avail­able at the door or at the Blackman Audi­to­rium box office.

NU and Improv’d is an impro­vi­sa­tional comedy troupe of North­eastern stu­dents. They per­formed at Caroline’s on Broadway in Man­hattan twice in the last year, in addi­tion to their reg­ular, on-​​campus performances.

The Beanpot will have it all,” said Soloman, “some skits from NU & Improv’d to get the night going, some great sketch comedy from BC’s Asi­nine, and some really cre­ative improv from Salem State.”

Last year’s Beanpot of Comedy was rec­og­nized by Northeastern’s Center for Uni­ver­sity Pro­gram­ming as the best on-​​campus pro­gram of 2006.

This is the kind of school-​​sponsored event that is always worth going to. In addi­tion to being a great night out with your friends, it’s also a great way to con­nect with the North­eastern com­mu­nity,” said Solomon. “Plus, it’s a lot more fun than physics homework.”

About North­eastern: Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.