By Sarah McMillin, Contributing Writer
Comedian Lafayette Wright performed at Charlie’s Coffeehouse on Sept. 14.
Wright frequently travels to college campuses to perform: even earlier in the same day as coming to Susquehanna, Wright had done a show at Reading Area Community College.
Wright joked about several things in his personal life, the people around him and the situations a young adult may find him or herself in.
As Wright said of his humor, “Some can relate, but most can laugh at.”
During the show, no topic was left behind. Wright joked about everything, including Susquehanna students, relationships, height, Disney movies, horror movies and stereotypes. Each topic reached and related to a different part of the crowd.
In general, the jokes dealing with relationships received the best reaction. For many students, those jokes felt the most relatable because they were something that most had experienced at one point or another.
Fans of horror movies en- joyed Wright’s jokes about the movies and how they would fare in real life. However, students in the crowd who were not such big fans of horror movies found themselves feeling lost. For example, sophomore Charlotte Wood, more a fan of Disney movies than horror, felt that she couldn’t completely enjoy that section of the show. She felt like an outlier.
“A lot of people, especially on this campus, they see the horror movies, so they probably related to that a lot more,” Wood said.
However, Wright also included Disney movies in his bit, talking about films such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Little Mermaid.” He made jokes about the Enchantress being a bitter old woman, the Beast and his doomed employees and how Ursula isn’t as bad as she may seem.
Along with movies, Wright also made jokes about Susquehanna as a whole, as well as picking on a few students in the crowd. He joked about mascots, extracurricular activities and the student body. Overall, these jokes received a large reaction.
“We laughed because it was true,” Wood said.
Wright’s style of humor also included many explicit bits, such as those that included sexual imagery and expletives. Wright apologized a few times, in case anyone felt offended or was not enjoying the show. However, he did point out the fact that “you’re all adults.”
Overall, there was a lot of laughter amongst the audience throughout the show. Wright made the performance very inclusive, asking questions of the audience and making sure that everyone was having a good time.