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Hawkeye Spotlight: Neil Campbell and Paul Rust

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Paul Rust (left) and Neil Campbell (right) get ready for their show.

In our first installment of “Hawkeye Spotlight”, Isaiah Scales interviewed natives of Fairfax, Virginia and Le Mar, Iowa; Neil and Paul’s comedy paths would meet at The University of Iowa.

NEIL: “We actually met at a show called “No Shame Theatre.”  I was hosting a set and Paul came and did it and he did a bit that I thought was really funny and told him he should keep doing the show.”

PAUL: “I had seen Neil do about a months’ worth of stuff and I thought it was really funny, so to get encouragement from people that I was admiring at the time, encouraged me to keep doing it.”

The writing duo eventually found their way to Los Angeles still trying to find their niche. Continue Reading →

See Tom Arnold at the Hollywood Improv! Free Tickets!

Jeffrey Baldinger is putting on a comedy show at the Hollywood Improv called Flyover Comedy. Born and raised Iowan Tom Arnold is the feature headlining comic performing. Everyone who is in the Los Angeles Iowa Club Alumni group will receive free tickets to the show. The show is Tuesday December 11th at 10pm at the Hollywood Improv. Please email Jeffrey Baldinger at FlyoverComedy@gmail.com to inquire more about this fantastic event. You can have as many tickets as you would like, so please contacthim soon!

1st Annual Hawkeye Huddle Friday!

The Los Angeles Iowa Club is putting together a special “Hawkeye Huddle” Friday October 12th for Los Angeles Hawkeyes! The weekend will kick off with a special social event Friday evening October 12th at Wokcano in Santa Monica from 7-10pm at one of the patio couches upstairs. We will also be holding a raffle for all Hawkeye guests. You can register for the event here. Registration is free so please register so that we know how many people we can expect. You do not need to bring printed tickets. Come out and meet fellow Hawks and win some prizes!

**Please order from our server (not the bartender) so that we meet our order quota. Thanks!

Big Ten Beach Party this Saturday!

Join the Big Ten Club, Big Ten Alumni, and Friends for some Beach and Bar fun Saturday August 18th. With football season just around the corner, this event is a great way to reinvigorate the Big Ten spirit and rivalry. The day starts at the beach with games, music, and great tanning weather. Afterwards, we will be walking to a local bar for some fun! Make sure to register for free here! More information about the Beach Party can be found here.

Make sure to check out our Events Calendar frequently for upcoming Iowa Club events and we hope to see some Los Angeles Hawkeyes next weekend!

Gameplan:
12:30-3:30 – Beach Fun
4-6 – Bar Fun at Finn McCools

Drinking on the Beach: Drinking alcohol in public is not allowed in Santa Monica.

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Los Angeles Iowa Club Meets Matt Gatens

Los Angeles Iowa Club Event with Matt Gatens

LA Iowa Club Members pose with Iowa Star Matt Gatens

The Los Angeles Iowa Club held a successful networking event anchored by former Iowa Basketball star Matt Gatens. This event, at Westwood Brewing Company in Westwood, allowed ~20 members of the Los Angeles Iowa Club to meet and greet Matt Gatens and congratulate him on his fantastic career as a Hawkeye. We want to thank both Matt Gatens and members of the LA Iowa Club for making this event a great success! We have more pictures from the event here.

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