Comedian Stephen Colbert will be dropping by the University of Pittsburgh January 18, the reward for four engineering grad students who cracked the ridiculously difficult “Colbert Super PAC Super Fun Pack” puzzle last year.
“We were used to the frustration of solving puzzles,” said Daniel Stough, a Penn Hills native who recently acquired his masters degree.
The others solving the treasure hunt puzzle, which led them to a field in Illinois, were Justine Buchman of Saylorburg, Pa.; Daniela Aizpitarte of Eagle, Idaho; and Benjamin Zaczek of Higganum, Conn.
The appearance by the star of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” is not open to the public, although Pitt students and faculty with valid university I.D. will have the chance at 10 a.m. today to queue for tickets. Doors open an hour in advance of the 2 p.m. event next Friday at the Carnegie Music Hall.
Source: Post Gazette.
Colbert’s appearance will consist of reading an excerpt from his new book, AMERICA AGAIN: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t, and a question and answer session with the Pitt audience.
There will also be a book signing following the event. Tickets were free to all Pitt students, faculty and staff with the showing of a Pitt ID. According to Pitt spokesman John Fedele, the Carnegie Music Hall holds 1,900 seats and because tickets to the event were completely distributed almost immediately by the Pitt Program Council who is co-sponsoring the event, it will be a full house. “The ticket giveaway was over in under 10 minutes,” Fedele said. “It seems like a pretty popular event.”
Fedele also said that it was by the request of the “Colbert people” for the event to be closed to the public and only open to Pitt students, faculty and staff.
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