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Comedian Michelle Buteau

Date: 3/16/2009


Born in New Jersey and raised in Miami, Jamaican/Hatian Comedian Michelle Buteau is expected to fill seats in Alvernia’s Crusader Café, Tuesday, March 24, at 8:00 p.m., with a blended “urban funk” and “girl next door” style.

Buteau’s interactive show has been featured on VH1, Comedy Central, this season’s Last Comic Standing on NBC, and most recently, the ten-city comedy tour “Five Funny Females.” Internationally, Buteau appeared regularly in European comedy clubs in London, England, Dublin, and Ireland. In 2007, she was selected to perform for the prestigious 2007 ACruCspen HBO U.S. Arts Comedy Festival.

Her comedy album, Buteaupia, is available online.

  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
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