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Montana Western & Bank Of Commerce Performing Arts Series Presents “Sketch Comedy And Improv Cabaret

The University of Montana Western’s Fine Arts Department and Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series is pleased to present “Sketch Comedy and Improv Cabaret” on May 1 and 2, 2023.

Celebrate the conclusion of the UMW academic year and the final production in the BOC Performing Arts Series with a comedic variety show! Performances will feature stand-up comedy, short-form improvisation, and sketch comedy showcasing UMW students and faculty.

Erik Escobar, the host of the cabaret, is a stand-up and improv comedian from Los Angeles, California. He has performed for theaters, night-clubs, and colleges across the nation. He has opened for comedians such as Rex Navarrete and Jerry Seinfeld. His on-screen credits include NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Buzzfeed, VH1, FOX’s “I Can See Your Voice”, and the upcoming feature film “VHYes” shot alongside Tim Robbins and Thomas Lennon. In 2020, Erik premiered his TEDx Talk titled, “Creating A More Fulfilling Lifestyle Through Humor.” He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Comedy Theory from Goddard College.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Beier Auditorium located in Main Hall on the UMW campus. Parental guidance is recommended for children under 13 due to strong language and suggestive situations.

The performance is coordinated by Stephen Alan Seder and Cade Field, co-produced by the Montana Western Drama Club, and will feature students from UMW’s Introduction to Acting class.

To purchase tickets, please visit the BOC Performing Arts Series Box Office webpage: ( Ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $10 for senior, youth, military and UMW faculty/staff, and free for UMW students who present their Bulldog Cards.

For more information, visit or contact Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theatre, Stephen Seder: or 406-683-7038.

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