Did you catch comedian Aaron Karo (W’01, Pennfest 2006) on the Craig Ferguson show this past Friday night? He performed a really solid act discussing his ruminations ranging from what it means to “go out” for “dudes” and “chicks” …to his clever late night booty calls. Check out the clip above!
Aaron seems to be making quite a name for himself. In addition to his books, touring the country with his act, and this Craig Ferguson show performance, Aaron recently launched a new website: Ruminations.com
“For the first time ever, you can now write your own ruminations and share them with the world. If you’ve ever been at the bar and observed something hilarious, if you’ve ever been in the shower or on the treadmill and had a thought you just couldn’t get out of your head, if you’ve ever read my column and thought, “Hell, I could do that.” – well, now’s your chance.”
How did Aaron get his start?
“From the page to the stage, Aaron Karo’s insights into the mind of the twentysomething male have secured his place as the irreverent voice of a generation. In 1997, Karo, then a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, sent a funny email to twenty buddies from high school. That email spawned a regular email column entitled “Ruminations,” which soon attracted readers nationwide. Simon & Schuster published compilations of the column in two bestselling books, “Ruminations on College Life” and “Ruminations on Twentysomething Life.” After a brief detour on Wall Street, Karo began performing stand-up in 2002. Due to his growing cult following, he now headlines sold-out shows across the country. Originally from New York, Karo currently lives in Los Angeles where he writes for television and performs regularly at the Hollywood Improv. He continues to email “Ruminations” every two weeks and maintains an archive at his innovative web site, AaronKaro.com. The column, which began with twenty friends, now reaches over 50,000 subscribers around the world.”
"Because of Penntertainment, I got scouted for Nickelodeon. I had such a great time talking with them. I may be a resource for a show on science, travel, geography, gender etc. Thanks for all you do. It really makes a difference." -Lisa Niver Rajna C’89