CAB Announces Mikey Day and Alex Moffat as 2019 Spring Weekend Comedians

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By Eliot Schiaparelli and Sarah Huffman

Fordham’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) announced on April 23 that Alex Moffat and Mikey Day, two stars of “Saturday Night Live” (“SNL”) will be the 2019 Spring Weekend comedians. CAB made the announcement at their Spring Weekend Bingo game.

Both Moffat and Day appeared on the show for the first time in 2016 and became repertory players in 2018. Day had previously worked on the show as a writer starting in 2013.

The two are known for appearing together in a skit portraying Donald Trump’s sons. Moffat played Eric Trump and Day played Donald Trump Jr. Both comedians regularly appear on the “Weekend Update.”

In a joint statement to The Fordham Ram, Comedy Committee co-chairs Jane Mackowiak, FCRH ’19, and Clifford McKay, FCRH ’20, said CAB ran into unforeseen roadblocks while booking this year’s Spring Weekend comedian. They said they decided that a combination of the two comedians would be best given the timeframe.

“Two co-headliners puts a spin on our timeless event – breathing some new life into the Sunday night event felt appropriate,” said Mackowiak and McKay. “Furthermore, by going back to our SNL roots, we were hoping to see an increase in attendance from last year’s comedian.”

They said the booking process usually involves them reaching out to their agent, then receiving a list of comedians within their price range.

The co-chairs create proposals for their top choices and send them to their advisor and the assistant dean for Student Involvement for approval. After being approved, she said they submit a bid for the comedian through CAB’s agent.

Mackowiak and McKay said it is consistently difficult to find a comedian whose content is not offensive to members of the Fordham community, as comedy has become more controversial and divisive over the years.

“In an effort to adhere to our Jesuit values, we would not want to bring someone who could potentially upset any one group on this campus,” they said. “While this only creates limitations for us throughout the booking process, putting the needs of our community first is our priority.”

Mackowiak and McKay said CAB hopes that this year’s headliner’s SNL background will resonate with the Fordham community and reinforce Fordham’s connection with the greater New York City area.

“We would not bring someone to campus that we ourselves would not feel comfortable with, so we’re sure that Moffat and Day will be able to put on a hilariously funny and socially conscious show,” she said.

The show will take place Sunday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m. in Leonard Prep Theatre. Admission is free for all students and no guests are permitted. According the CAB’s Instagram story Tuesday morning, t-shirts and “swag” will be given out at the event.