Comedian Patrick Garrity entertained the Mercyhurst College community on Friday, Dec. 11, by telling jokes that covered many different topics.
His comedic act covered topics such as traveling, being broke, being single, television, siblings, parties and police officers.
Garrity made jokes about some controversial issues, as well. These controversial issues included race, the military and religion.
“Why do we train the military with bayonets?” Garrity asked. “You have to run and scream with them. Like the enemy won’t see that coming.”
“He made controversial topics funny and fun to talk about,” freshman Rebecca Conley said.
One of Garrity’s jokes was about the current economic situation. He said the “economic problem is a big deal because the rich people are becoming poor.”
During one of his routines, he discussed the differences between a shy guy asking a girl out and a stalker asking a girl out.
“There is a thin line between stalker and shy,” Garrity said.
Garrity went on to explain the shy guy can appear to be cute when he stumbles over his words, but the creepy guy who just stares can come across as a stalker.
Garrity made facial expressions, crazy movements and sound effects to go along with his jokes.
“It was very original,” freshman Jennifer McCurdy said.
“It was thrilling,” freshman Molly Beichner said.
Garrity performs at college campuses and clubs throughout the United States.