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The S.E.L.L.O.U.T. Comedy Tour Comes to Berrie Center

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 24, 2013

Show Features Four National Headliners From MTV, HBO, and Comedy Central

(MAHWAH, NJ)  – The S.E.L.L.O.U.T ComedyTour comes to the Berrie Center at Ramapo College on Friday, February 22 at 8 p.m. The comedy show “celebrates diversity, one joke at a time,” with four national headliners that includes, BT, Louis Johnson, Billy D. Washington, and Vince Morris.

S.EL.L.O.U.T is an acronym for: Serious. Educated. Laughing. Learning.  Outstanding, Unique and Talented.   Why this title?  At some point in their careers, each of the four comics featured has been accused of not being true to their heritage, their culture and their profession.  This show is their answer to their critics and it celebrates individualism.

The production features Oklahoma native, BT, who has performed in more than 43 states, three countries and has been seen on the Sci-Fi Channel and on HBO.  He has been described as having “a similar high-energy style to Jerry Lewis with substance to match.”

Louis Johnson is also part of the S.E.L.L.O.U.T foursome and has appeared on Comedy Central, B.E.T., Showtime, A&E and was the star of his own “Showtime Comic of the Month Special” after winning the same network’s “Funniest Person in America” contest.

Pianist/comedian, Billy D. Washington, is regarded as one of the most versatile comics in America.  He has appeared numerous times on HBO and Comedy Central and has shared the stage with some of the most influential talents of our time.  His is the writer and exec producer of the “Gospel Play- Finding First Lady.”

The group is completed by the thought provoking and insightful, Vince Morris, who challenges audiences to look closely at the negative images and stereotypes we accept in our everyday lives.  His national TV appearances on Comedy Central have garnered him rave reviews as one of the most unique voices in comedy today.

S.E.L.L.O.U.T.’S motto is “be yourself because everybody else is already taken!”    Their goal is to chip away the walls of racial and social stereotypes one show at a time.  By the look of their current tour schedule and the positive reviews, they have a good shot at doing just that.  Celebrate African American  History Month with this one-of-a-kind show. To purchase tickets to the February 22 S.E.L.L.O.U.T. performance at the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College, call the box office at (201) 684-7844 or go to Tickets cost $28/$25/ and $22.



About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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