Explosion of comedy rocks Aztec Nights

by Elisse Miller

Paige Nelson, Photo Editor

Four Comedians came to San Diego State for its annual Comedy Explosion, part of Aztec Nights, a series of events providing clean fun to students. Rap music blared as crowds of students filled Peterson Gym.

After a dance contest, host Ron G welcomed and amped up the crowd. Even though jokes about hood girls aren’t exactly relatable to most SDSU students, Ron G garnered laughs through physical comedy.

The two featured acts, Tony Baker and San Diego native Mal Hall, took the stage and won the young audience’s approval with Instagram references and uniquely timed jokes, which paid off perfectly.

Headliner Chris D’Elia, seen in “Workaholics’ and “Whitney,” proved his potential as a rising comedy star. He offered freshperspectives on the usual stand- up topics of dating rituals and racial stereotypes. Throughout his act, D’Elia mentioned howmuch he sincerely loved the crowd, prompting everyone to be even more open to laughing. D’Elia went overtime with improvised jokes, proving he can not only deliver meticulously thought-out jokes, but also on-the-spot humor.

The 2012 Comedy Explosion was a significant upgrade from last year’s, making me anticipate 2013 with even more excitement.