Comedian Pete Lee to Appear at UD

Feb 6, 2015 | Kristi Lynch

On Thursday, February 26, at 7:30 p.m., comedian Pete Lee will appear in Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall on the University of Dubuque campus.  The event, sponsored by the University Program Council (UPC), is free (tickets required) for UD students, $5.00 for UD alumni/non-UD students, and $10 for the general public.  

Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent.

In 2005, Pete flew to New York to make his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. That same night, he met his future wife, and she made him move to Manhattan.  Soon after moving to NYC, he was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer.  In 2008 Pete made his network television debut performing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing finishing as a semi-finalist.  That same year, he made his television acting debut on the CBS soap opera As The World Turns, lasting two episodes!  At the end of 2008 he then shot his own Comedy Central half-hour special, which earned him a “cult” following at comedy clubs, and the opportunity to perform over the next four years at 500 colleges across the country.

In 2010 Pete began producing and editing his own shows for the Internet which led to getting his own web show on called New York Minute:30.  His web shows attracted the attention of television talent scouts and in 2012 he was hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial and the NFL Network’s Top 10’s.  In 2013, Pete was hired as a cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever.  He has also been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Tickets for Pete Lee may be obtained through the Farber Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at