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3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

NSU Students Host “Stand Up for Japan: A Comedy Jam” to Raise Funds for Earthquake & Tsunami Victims

Jamal Hattar and Nhan Du to Headline the Mon. April 18 Show

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – South Florida comedians are joining forces with students from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) to raise laughs and funds, and show their support for the victims of the recent devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan with the “Stand Up for Japan: A Comedy Jam” benefit on Monday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.

The comedy jam, hosted by Javier Carrion, will feature South Florida favorites and frequent Miami IMPROV performers Jamal Hattar and Nhan Du as headliners, along with Scott Lenter, Lucas Connelly, Johann Luna, Marc Zimmerman, David del Rosario and Faraz Akhtar.

“Stand Up for Japan” will be held at the Flight Deck inside the Don Taft University Center on NSU’s Main Campus at 3301 College Ave. in Davie. Tickets are $5 for the show, or $10 for the show and a snack with all proceeds going to NSU’s Japan Relief Fund.

NSU, through its Office of International Affairs, the Nova International Student Association (NISA) and other student-led organizations and faculty on campus, has been working closely with the Consulate General of Japan in Miami to coordinate additional relief efforts and events, such as a campus vigil held March 31. So far, NSU has raised more than $3,000 for Japan, and students hope to raise even more.

“Our students wanted to know how they could help, so we are working together as a community to do as much as we can and come together to make a difference,” said NSU graduate student Nhee Vang, 29, who helped organize the vigil and “Stand Up for Japan: A Comedy Jam.”

NSU also created a website to receive monetary donations online. To donate, please visit www.nova.edu and click on Japan Relief Fund.

  • WHO: South Florida Comedians & NSU Students

  • WHAT: “Stand Up for Japan: A Comedy Jam” benefit

  • WHEN: Monday, April 18, doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 6:30 p.m.

  • WHERE: Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Avenue in Davie, in the Don Taft University Center’s Flight Deck
  • COST: $5 for show, $10 for show and food with proceeds to NSU’s Japan Relief Fund


About Nova Southeastern University: Located in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited Florida University dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 29,000 students and is the seventh largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The University awards associate’s, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, specialist, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences.  Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU was also awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification in 2010 for the University’s significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement.   For more information about NSU visit www.nova.edu.

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