Kimberly Clark, one of six comedians hand-picked by Tiffany Haddish to appear in the Netflix series "Tiffany Haddish Presents," is the next virtual presenter in the university's Living Writers Series at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Clark's repertoire includes some advice as Halloween approaches. “I hate it when people wear costumes they have to explain,” the comedian quipped onstage after a glowing introduction by Haddish. “Just keep it simple, man, and come to the party as something identifiable, like a bumblebee. Don’t come to the party dressed as the host of Antiques Roadshow...” 

Beyond "Tiffany Haddish Presents," Clark’s credits include NBC’s "Last Comic Standing," TBS’ "Lopez Tonight" and CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden." She was also featured on PBS’ "Behind the Woman." One of Time Out Los Angeles’s "Comics to Watch," Clark is originally from Syracuse and no stranger to SUNY Oswego. 

Known in the L.A. comedy scene for leveraging dry humor to train a precision lens on pop culture, politics and the absurdity of everyday life, Clark will -- after performing a few jokes -- engage the campus community and public with a virtual conversation that is open and free of charge on Oct. 18. 

“Kimberly Clark is well-versed in multiple forms of writing,” observed Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, the creative writing professor who collaborated with the Oswego Reading Initiative, the History Department and ARTSwego to organize the series. “She majored in journalism, a field many of our students hope to enter. And when we tried out a few comedy-writing exercises in class, the consensus was that humor, like journalism, requires focus, intellect and a very specific skill set. Being funny is much harder than it seems.”

On the heels of Clark’s appearance, the Living Writers Series will welcome another multitalented writer: MacArthur Genius Awardee and #1 New York Times bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates. “Coates can write just about anything,” Frazier noted, “from Marvel’s 'Black Panther' and 'Captain America' series to fiction to nonfiction. He writes about heroes, and he is one.” 

For more information, visit the SUNY Oswego events calendar and search for "Living Writers Series."

-- Submitted by the Living Writers Series