Ashli Gerdes

ST. CLOUD -- Nationally recognized comedian, Michael Palascak entertained a standing room only crowd last (Wednesday) night at St. Cloud State University's Atwood Quarry.

Palascak has appeared on late night talk shows such as, "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, "The Late Show" with David Letterman, and "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson.

He has performed his stand-up routine at the TBS "Just For Laughs" comedy festival in Chicago. He says he hopes to land an hour long segment on Comedy Central and pursue a career in acting.

Palascak says his interest in stand up comedy started when he was a kid.

His visit to St. Cloud is part of SCSU's Husky Spirit Challenge week, where students attend events and compete for a cash prize.

The events are organized by the University Program Board.