Comedian Preacher Lawson from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” will perform as part of the Mohawk Valley Community College Cultural Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Schafer Theater, Francis A. Wilcox Hall, at MVCC’s Utica Campus. Admission is $15 general, $10 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students. Tickets are available for purchase online at

One of the most likable, animated characters you’ll ever see perform, Lawson has a clean, goofy, energetic style that will keep you on your toes and, more importantly, laughing. In 2017, he appeared on “America’s Got Talent” and was the only comedian to reach the finals. He was invited to compete on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” in 2019, where he advanced to the finale after receiving the most votes from the “superfans” of the United States. Lawson also runs a YouTube channel, where he posts travel vlogs, cooking guides, and music videos, all with a comedic twist. His channel has over 5 million views and over 200,000 subscribers.

Tickets for all Cultural Series events can be purchased in person at the MVCC Box Office, Francis A. Wilcox Hall room 106, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, and at the College Stores on the Utica and Rome Campuses; online any time at; or over the phone by calling 315-731-5721. Most Cultural Series events are $5 or less to the general public and many are free. Events include concerts, comedians, lectures, film screenings and discussions, workshops, family fun events, and more. The Cultural Series is brought to you by MVCC’s Cultural Events Council, in collaboration with MVCC’s Program Board, with significant support from the Student Activity Fee. The series maintains a major social media presence that can be followed on Facebook at “MVCC Cultural Series.” For the complete series lineup and ticket sales, visit

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