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Plans Fail for U.C. Comedy Performance

By Andrew A. Green

The Undergraduate Council's efforts to bring comedian Chris Rock to Harvard this month have fallen through due to scheduling difficulties.

The Council had allocated $11,500 for the comedy show and had secured Sanders Theater for Thursday, April 13, said Rudd W. Coffey '97, co-chair of the Council's Campus Life Committee.

But in the time it took the Council to finalize the plans and vote on the measure, the schedule for the movie Rock is filming changed, making the date unavailable, Coffey said.

Coffey said the Council tried to get comedian Steven Wright to come on April 13 instead, but Wright's fee was $15,000, substantially more than Rock's $9,000 tab.

Coffey said the Council is currently considering bringing Rock to Harvard at a later date.

"Now we're trying to get another Sanders date for later in the month," Coffey said. "But Sanders is hard to get a hold of."

The Council has not, however, had a chance to make definite alternative plans, he said.

"Now we have to decide if we even want to bring Chris Rock later," Coffey said. "Or if we want to pay the Steven Wright price, or just put it all off until next year."

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