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Acclaimed Actor/Comedian Will Speak at Mount Aloysius Convocation

Posted on: September 6, 2018

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Cresson, Pa. — The Mount Aloysius College campus will get a taste of Hollywood on Sept. 6 during their annual campus-wide Convocation. Actor Erik Stolhanske, best known for his role as “Rabbit” in the hit comedy Super Troopers, will offer remarks focused around the Mount Aloysius annual campus theme of Motivation. The Mount Aloysius Convocation will take place Thursday, September 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center.

Mount Aloysius College President, Dr. John Mills, extends an invitation to community members to hear the College’s Convocation Address. “We’re very excited to have Erik on campus to interact with our students and community. Our campus theme of motivation is an important topic for everyone and Erik’s message on overcoming obstacles directly connects with the subject.”

Mr. Stolhanske is an actor, writer, producer as well as a member of the comedy group Broken Lizard. Erik graduated from Colgate in 1991. While in school, he and fellow college friends Jay, Kevin, Paul, and Steve shared an interest in sketch comedy, and formed the comedy group “Charred Goosebeak.” After graduating, they moved their group to New York City and changed its name to “Broken Lizard.” Stolhanske has written, produced and starred in all of Broken Lizards’ films – including Puddle Cruiser, Super Troopers, Club Dread, Beerfest, The Slammin’ Salmon and their latest release Super Troopers 2.

Mr. Stolhanske also appears in The Onion Movie, The Sweetest Thing and Watching The Detectives. On television, Erik can be seen on the HBO critically acclaimed series Curb Your Enthusiasm and Six Feet Under as well as on the Comedy Central special Broken Lizard Stands Up.

Mr. Stolhanske was born without a fibula. He overcame his disability to become one of Hollywood’s most popular comedians and has surprised many of his fans with his appearance in the popular exercise program P90X. He is now speaking to audiences across the country, telling his poignant and often humorous story of overcoming obstacles and persevering, even when the odds are stacked against you.

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