Straight-faced, dry humor comes to Rider

By Erica Podosek

Known for his straight face and dry sense of humor, comedian Dan Mintz will fill the air with laughter at a unique comedy show in the Yvonne Theater at 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.

Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Mintz started his stand up career in Boston, and has appeared on multiple critically-acclaimed shows such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman and Comedy Central Presents. Currently, he is a writer and producer on Nathan For You and Mulaney, the head writer on The Awesomes and is most well-known for his role voicing Tina on Bob’s Burgers. 

Last October, Dan Mintz released his stand-up album The Stranger. 

Mintz’s role as Tina on Bob’s Burgers has brought him into the spotlight. Gallagher also mentioned Mintz’s relevance to the Rider community.

“I think the show will be well attended by fans of Bob’s Burgers and by people who have never seen the show as well,” William Gallagher, the comedy chair of the Student Entertainment Council (SEC) said. “Tina [his character] has become somewhat of a pop culture icon, and I think most people in college recognize her.”

Students attending the show can expect a night of hilarity and lively entertainment that will leave them in stitches, organizers said. For many of Mintz’s fans, this will be a great opportunity to see his sense of humor off the television screen. The fans of Bob’s Burgers should be very pleased with the show’s content because of how similar Dan’s humor is to his character’s.

“Dan’s deadpan, straight-faced delivery is excellent, and his voice is literally the same as his character’s; he doesn’t change it at all, so it’s really funny to hear him speak and picture Tina in your head,” Gallagher said.

Freshman liberal arts major Olivia Barone’s enthusiasm over Dan Mintz could not be clearer.

“As soon as I saw that Dan Mintz was coming to Rider, I was ecstatic,” she said. “I’m so excited to go to his show, especially since I’ve seen him on a couple of talk shows and am familiar with his character Tina from Bob’s Burgers. Being able to see him in person is the most exciting aspect of it all.”

However, audience members who don’t know the show should not miss out on the opportunity. Organizers promise that the torrent of straight-faced one-liners will leave the entire audience with their cheeks hurting from laughing.


Published in the 10/21/15 edition.

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