MTV comedian, Nate Jackson, makes connections at Edinboro

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 6:53 PM

Comedian Nate Jackson, of MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out” visited Edinboro University late on Sunday, Nov. 4 for a performance. Jackson had the crowd laughing for the majority of the show with his jokes about life, love and everything in between.  

The smaller crowd allowed Jackson to be personable, as he learned almost every crowd member’s name. He encouraged each person to follow him on Instagram with the promise he would follow them back (he did, by all reports).  

Jackson kept the crowd entertained by sharing a variety of stories gained throughout his lifetime, some relatable and some, not so much. Intermittently, he picked on people from the crowd, using anything from their name, something they were wearing or their attitude about a particular joke.  

In the midst of the humor, Jackson looked to also share words of wisdom with the audience. The first being a quote his father told him: “No matter how far you wanna go in life, or how high you wanna climb, don’t let it be limited by the fear of others.”  

The second was: “You all know those people that call you and say, ‘I don’t know why you keep going back to that stupid school, you’re just gonna be in debt,’ forget those people. Y’all need to stay focused — you keep coming every day, finish your degree and make something of yourself.” 

The sentimental moment brought about by these quotes was short lived, as Jackson continued with his comedy act directly after.   

At the end of the performance, Jackson encouraged the crowd to get on stage with him to make an Instagram story. There were cheerleaders in the crowd that gave the audience a chant they use at games to say for the video. It was to the tune of the song “Shots” by LMFAO, going “Edinboro, scots, scots, scots...” 

Jackson was very curious about Edinboro and showed interest in the responses he got from the audience. He explained how he’s been on the road for an 80-city tour and that he was learning a lot about America during his trip.  

He kept his jokes current and relevant to student life, always including crowd members when possible.

Sam Schaupp can be reached at edinboro.spectator@gmail.com.

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