University Union is proud to welcome comedy acts T.J. Miller and The Lucas Brothers as Syracuse University’s homecoming weekend entertainment. We wanted to provide students with all they need to know about the talented acts, and their upcoming show here on campus.
The Lucas Brothers
Most famously known as the twin brothers from 22 Jump Street, Kenny and Keith Lucas function as stand-up comedians, actors, writers, and producers. The identical twin brothers’ career in entertainment started when they both decided to drop out of law school and pursue a career in comedy, dropping their initial plan to become “hotshot corporate lawyers.” Though most people know the brothers from their roles in 22 Jump Street, their career in comedy actually started with Fox’s “Lucas Bros Moving Co,” which they pitched to Fox just before executives from the media conglomerate flew them out to L.A. From there, Kenny and Keith started to develop the original animated series that proved to be a success. More recently, the twin brothers launched their new Netflix comedy special, “Lucas Brothers: On Drugs.” The 50-minute stand-up comedy special touches on teachers, drugs, O.J. Simpson, Deion Sanders, and more. Something that makes the brothers unique—other than the fact that they’re identical twins that do stand-up comedy together—is that they never identify themselves on stage. Instead, they refer to each other as “him,” “you,” and “he.” You can watch the trailer for the comedy special below.
Successful in a wide range of mediums, T.J. Miller has been acclaimed as one of the most diverse, multi-talented actors in the world of comedy. Miller was born in Denver, Colorado, and moved to Washington D.C. to study psychology at George Washington University. After finishing school, he made a name for himself in the stand-up scene in Chicago, and was named one of Variety’s “10 Comedians to Look Out For” in 2008. His first major appearance in motion picture was in Cloverfield, where he played the role of Hud Platt. From there came voiceover roles in How To Train Your Dragon (1 and 2), The Emoji Movie, and F is for Family, and acting positions in Get Him to the Greek, Rock of Ages, and the Golden Globe nominated film Deadpool. Through all of this experience, his most recognizable and beloved role to date is the character Erlich in HBO comedy series Silicon Valley; Miller received a Critics Choice Award for best supporting actor in television for his performance. After several seasons with the decorated sitcom, T.J. Miller now has his own stand-up show on HBO, titled Meticulously Ridiculous. His wide range of experience, honest humor, and huge personality are all factors that contribute to his undeniable comedic talent.
The show will take place October 7th in Goldstein Auditorium at 7:15 PM. Tickets will be on sale in the Schine Student Center: $5 for SU students, $15 for SU faculty/staff, and $20 for general admission.