Laughing at What Unites Us

Comedian Dulcé Sloan brings laughter to Wieden Auditorium on November 18.

     It was a night of laughs in Wieden auditorium on the night of Nov. 18. With a dusting of snow on the ground, comedian Dulcé Sloan, clad in an oversized Cabela’s zip-up hoodie and boots, traveled all the way from New York City to Presque Isle to bring some comedy to northern Maine.

     “I thought Dulcé Sloan was pretty funny. Her first 10 minutes or so had me laughing hysterically,” Christian Mumley, UMPI sophomore, said. “After that it dialed back, but it was a good show overall.”

     Sloan’s comedy generally revolved around some of her time at Brenau University, an all-women’s college, and her search for a husband. She also told about some of her time living in a tiny apartment where she didn’t have a personal bathroom and only a small kitchenette. To demonstrate how small her apartment was, she even invited four people from the crowd up on stage and set them up on different corners. Between sliding down the stairs in her sorority at college and her ongoing search for a partner, Sloan filled the auditorium with continual laughter from both students and community members who came out to be entertained on a cold November night.   

     “I’m not sure if it was a specific joke,” Mumley said when asked what he most enjoyed about the show. “But when she started talking about college and her experiences, it was kind of relatable since we are all in college.”

     “I think she did pretty good,” Sarah Draper, also an UMPI sophomore, said. “I would probably rate a seven out of 10.”

     Sloan was one of TimeOut LA’s Top Comics to Watch for 2017 and the winner of the 2016 Big Sky Comedy Festival. She’s also been on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Steve Harvey Show.”

     The Student Activities Office brought Sloan to UMPI. For more information or questions on upcoming events and activities, contact Violet Washburn at or pop into the Student Activities Office located inside the Campus Center.