Print Journalism Grad Moonlights as Late Night TV Comic

On tonight’s broadcast of Lopez Tonight, the winner of a recent competition organized by San Francisco based Rooftop Comedy will get to perform. As the MVP of a Penn State comedy team deemed the nation’s funniest, 22-year-old print journalism grad Brandon Scott Wolf is off to the races with a very different kind of career.

The competition, sponsored by TBS, involved comedy teams from 32 schools. Wolf is here with his Penn teammates, and after tonight’s taping, will be headed to Chicago to perform with the contest’s three other MVPs at the TBS Just for Laughs Festival. As he told local paper the Centre Daily Times, his comedy aspirations were initially very modest:

Wolf started doing stand-up comedy about three years ago, but discovered there wasn’t an outlet at Penn State. So, he started doing it out of his apartment and “Second Floor Apartment” was born.

He and the other students involved heard about the comedy competition last year, and while they beat Temple in the first round, they lost to Duke. “We said, ‘Let’s do this again, and let’s win it,’ ” Wolf said.

To get the flavor of Wolf’s stand-up act, click here.