Comedian wraps up Wildstock

Kelly Copeland

Most everyone knows him as nerdy Bogey Lowenstein, from the movie “10 Things I Hate About You,” whose house is crashed by a mob of drunken high school students, but chances are they don’t know him past this character.

Kyle Cease, an award winning stand-up comedian, is performing May 17 at 9 p.m. in Ice Auditorium as part of the three-day Wildstock festival.

Cease got his start in acting in the 1999 movie “10 Things I Hate About You,” a role that propelled his career forward. Following the movie, he was featured as the slow clapper in “Not Another Teen Movie.” He then released his first CD, “Wait your Turn.”

Since then, Cease launched his comedy tour and made appearances on “The Martin Short Show” and VH1’s “Super Secret Movie Rules.”

Sophomore Lauren Loepp said she is a big fan of the movie “10 Things I Hate About You” and Cease’s role in it. She is excited for Cease to perform tomorrow.

“I’ll be there,” she said.

Sophomore Katrina Peavey, the Linfield Activities Board special events
coordinator, said LAB invited Cease to Linfield because he is a well-known and entertaining comedian and has been to Linfield before.

Peavey said she first heard of him because of his performance on “Comedy Central Presents” in 2006, and thought students would appreciate his act.

“He has been in a few really funny movies and has been very popular,” Peavey said. “I think he is one of the funnier comedians.”

Although it costs more to bring Cease to campus than other comedians, the high price tag was worth it to make Wildstock a more appealing event to students, Peavey said. This is the first year the festival will span three days.

“Because it is Wildstock this weekend, we wanted to bring someone who is bigger and more well known,” she said. “We are trying to include a lot of different things to attract students, and he is contributing to that.”

If you would like to hear a sample of Cease’s comedy act, visit his Web site,, or MySpace page at

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