Charter Day Comedian: Damon Wayans Jr.

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Actor and comedian Damon Wayans Jr. will perform at William & Mary’s Phi Beta Kappa Hall on Feb. 11 as part of the university’s Charter Day weekend festivities. Comedian Thomas Dale will open the show.

The event is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets, which will be available through the Phi Beta Kappa Hall box office beginning Jan. 24 at 1pm, are $5 for William & Mary students, faculty and staff with ID. A limited number of tickets will also be available to the general public for $15. *LIMIT ONE TICKET PER W&M ID*

The show is sponsored by Alma Mater Productions with support from the W&M Student Assembly.

Wayans is known for work on television shows like Fox’s “New Girl” and ABC’s “Happy Endings” as well as movies such as “How to be Single,” “The Other Guys” and “Dance Flick.” He also worked on the Showtime sketch comedy series “The Underground,” both appearing on the show and writing for it. When he was just 20 years old, he was hired as a writer for ABC’s “My Wife and Kids,” making him the youngest staff writer on any television show at the time.

Dale is rising talent in stand-up comedy who has appeared Adam Devine’s House Party, Fox’s New Girl. He was also a regular on Chelsea Lately and can be seen on HBO’s Funny as Hell and the streaming comedy service Seeso. His late night debut was on Craig Ferguson.  In 2012, he was a New Face in Montreal’s JFL comedy festival and returned to JFL in 2016 to perform on The Nasty Show. Thomas’ debut album “Love, Me” is available on iTunes and Amazon.

The university’s Charter Day ceremony, which celebrates the university’s royal charter, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Feb. 10 in Kaplan Arena. William & Mary Alumnus Michael Clemons ’89, a football All-American who produced one of the most storied careers in Canadian Football League history, will speak at that event.

An Evening with Spike Lee

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Alma Mater Productions and the Student Assembly of William & Mary are proud to welcome award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee as he speaks on campus on April 20, 2016. In his decades long career, Lee and his films have been nominated for countless awards. In 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Lee with an honorary Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards. In addition to his work as a director, writer, producer, and actor, Lee has been outspoken on issues of race, particularly in relation to the media and in Hollywood.

Join us on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00 PM in William & Mary Hall. Tickets are free for students, faculty, and staff with valid W&M identification. Limited general public admission will be available for $10. Get your tickets through the Tribe Ticket Office, available beginning April 4th.

This event is made possible with the generous support from the Janet and Peter Atwater Lecture Endowment.