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B.J. Novak Comedian of "The Office" to Perform at Pitt-Johnstown

B.J. Novak Comedian of "The Office" to Perform at Pitt-Johnstown

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B.J. Novak, best known for his work on “The Office,” will perform a stand-up comedy routine at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5 in the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Sports Center on the Pitt-Johnstown campus. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the public are available for $20 at and student tickets are available for $10 in the Office of Student Life from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Student ID is required for admission. After 5 p.m. on Friday, all tickets will be available at the door, cash only.

B.J. Novak is a writer, actor, and comedian, best known for his work in multiple capacities on NBC's Emmy Award winning comedy, “The Office.” In addition to starring as Ryan, Novak serves as executive producer and a frequent director of the series, and has written many of the show’s most memorable episodes including “Diversity Day,” “Sexual Harassment,” “The Fire,” “Initiation,” “Safety Training,” “Local Ad,” “Threat Level Midnight,” and “The List.”

First known to television audiences for his improvised performances on the MTV series “Punk'd,” Novak has also appeared in motion pictures including “Reign Over Me,” “Knocked Up,” and as Smithson Utivich in Quentin Tarantino's “Inglourious Basterds.”

As a standup comedian, Novak was named one of Variety's “Ten Comics To Watch” in 2004 and has since performed on Comedy Central and “Late Night with Conan O' Brien.” In November 2008, his show “B.J. Novak & Friends” at Town Hall served as the closing night of the New York Comedy Festival. Novak also served as host of the 2010 Webby Awards. He has headlined various theaters, colleges, and comedy clubs throughout the country, including Caroline's on Broadway and the Hollywood Improv, and continues to perform standup regularly at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles.

For more information, contact Sherri Rae, director of student life, at 814-269-7979 or

Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization." Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past three years.

Posted by Knipple, Robert on 4/4/2013 2:35:00 PM