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 →

Iowa Basketball Gamewatch vs. Northwestern – Saturday February 9, 1:30pm

If you missed our first Basketball Gamewatch, we are going to hold our second Basketball Gamewatch Saturday February 9th against Northwestern, 1:30pm at Barney’s Beanery in Santa Monica.

Date and Time: Saturday February 9, 1:30pm

Location: Barney’s Beanery Santa Monica

Deal: There will be no deal for the gamewatch. However, showing up in large numbers in support of the LA Iowa Club, Iowa Basketball, and Barney’s Bearnery will help make future gamewatches a huge success!

Future Events: Please keep an eye out for other LA Iowa Club events including comedy night in March, Blood Drive in April, Beach Party with volleyball in May, and a Dodgers Game in June or July.

Go Hawks!

LA Iowa Club Board

Iowa Basketball Gamewatch vs. Purdue – Sunday January 27th 12:30pm

I hope you all had a great Holiday Season and are off to a fantastic start to 2013! To kick off our 2013 event calendar, we are going to have our first Basketball Gamewatch of the season Sunday January 27th at 12:30pm against Purdue at Barney’s Beanery Santa Monica. Even though Fran McCaffery’s team started the Big Ten season 0-3, they made a huge statement at Northwestern winning 70-50 for their first Big Ten win. This year’s Hawkeye team has the potential to earn an NCAA Tourney bid, the first since 2006 and excitement is back in the program again! So come on out and help cheer on the Hawkeyes!

Date and Time: Sunday January 27, 12:30pm

Location: Barney’s Beanery Santa Monica

Deal: There will be no deal for the gamewatch. However, showing up in large numbers in support of the LA Iowa Club, Iowa Basketball, and Barney’s Bearnery will help make future gamewatches a huge success!

Future Events: Please keep an eye out for other LA Iowa Club events including comedy night in March, Blood Drive in April, Beach Party with volleyball in May, and a Dodgers Game in June or July.

Go Hawks!

LA Iowa Club Board

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!

Last Gamewatch of the Season: Iowa vs. Nebraska (FRIDAY!!)

Recap of Last Week: Last week the Hawks extended their losing streak to 5 games when they were outmatched on the road at Michigan.  The Hawkeyes had won the three previous meetings but Michigan’s seniors got revenge scoring 28 unanswered points and won by a final score of 42 – 17 (it wasn’t as close as the score…).

There were some major changes off the field since Iowa’s last game.  The Big Ten appears to be expanding by two more teams – Maryland and Rutgers.  If the transaction is finalized the two teams will be added to the Big Ten schedule in 2014.

This week…Hopefully many of you will be attending the game while visiting family and friends for Thanksgiving weekend.  The Hawks certainly have their work cut-out for them.  The Nebraska Cornhuskers, led by quarterback Taylor Martinez, come into the game 9 – 2 overall and 6 – 1 in the Big Ten.  Nebraska should be hungry as they are seeking a win and a spot in the Big Ten title game.  This situation is the perfect opportunity to upset our newest rival and, potentially, prevent Nebraska from playing for the conference title.  If you are enjoying your turkey in SoCal find your way to your favorite Barney’s location and cheer on our beloved Hawks in their last game of the year!!!

We look forward to seeing everyone.  GO HAWKS!!!

The Deal: Enjoy 35% off all food and 50% off beverages for all who wear Iowa Gear (offer valid during the game only).  Please be courteous and gratuitous to Barney’s staff.

LA Iowa Club Board of Directors