“The Office” star to perform at Lisner

Comedian B.J. Novak, who plays Ryan Howard on the NBC sitcom “The Office,” will perform at Lisner Auditorium next week.

Program Board announced Wednesday that Novak will appear in the 21st Street venue Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.

Student tickets for the show will cost $12 and can be purchased at the GW Ticketmaster in the Marvin Center. A limited number of tickets for the general public are available for $20 and are being sold through the Lisner box office.

“With the enormous popularity of NBC’s ‘The Office’ on campus, I think this will be a great opportunity for students to experience one of their favorite cast members up-close and in-person,” said PB Chair Jay Kaplan, a senior.

He added, “(Novak’s) a great comedian, and while most haven’t witnessed him in a stand-up setting, I’m confident that he’ll get a lot of laughs.”

Novak, who gained celebrity as the young temporary worker in “The Office,” also writes and produces for the show.

In addition to his involvement with the hit series, Novak has acted in MTV’s “Punk’d” and in movies including “Reign Over Me” and “Knocked Up.”

The Novak performance is one in a week’s worth of events for PB’s “Winter Hoopla,” which celebrates the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Other events will include the fifth annual, “D.C.’s Funniest College Student Competition,” a McFadden’s bar night and a Recess comedy show, according to the PB news release. The week will culminate with a basketball tailgate party, and men’s and women’s games Feb. 9.

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