The Kat Comedy Showcase takes place on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. Brought to SHSU by the SHSUDivision of Student Affairs, it is the premiere comedy show for SHSU and is an exclusive event to students. With past comedians like Gabriel Iglesias and Aziz Ansari, this is a must-see event.

Tiffany Haddish
Aida Rodriguez


Student Tickets

There will not be tickets for this year’s comedy show. Students will be permitted entry on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must have their BearkatOne Card to gain a wristband for entry at one of the tents outside the Coliseum. Maximum capacity for this show is 675. Entry will be at Gates 28 and 25. Hand Sanitizer will be available, but attendees are encouraged to wash their hands and bring their own hand sanitizer (under 4oz.).Johnson Coliseum for more information.

Johnson Coliseum 1964 Ave H, Huntsville, TX 77340 936.294.3021

NO REFUNDS will be provided. Lost, stolen, scalped, or counterfeit tickets will not be honored. The resale of tickets on University property is strictly prohibited.


Where Is It?

At the Johnson Coliseum.

When does it start?

Doors typically open at 7:00PM.
Show starts at 8:00PM.
Show ends around 9:30PM.

When Is It? Who is Performing?

The show will take place on August 17, 2020. Featuring comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aida Rodriguez.

Refunds or exchanges?

There are no refunds or exchanges.

Where/When do I get my tickets?

See ticket section for more info.

How many friends can I bring?

Any student with a valid BearkatOne Card may be admitted. No one without a valid BearkatOneCard will be admitted.

Will you be mailing tickets out?


Can I purchase my tickets over the phone?

No tickets this year. Please bring your BearkatOne Card. See Tickets section for more info.

Which credit cards are accepted? Are there refunds?

There will be no sales anywhere in the building. See Ticket section for more info.

Are outside Food/Drink, Alcohol, or Pets allowed?

No. All purses, backpacks, and hand-held bags will be inspected prior to entry.

Are Cameras/Video Recorders allowed?

Professional lenses or disposable cameras are NOT PERMITTED. Video cameras are NOT PERMITTED. Cell phones are permitted, however, the use of cell phone camera and video is NOT. UPD reserves the right to tell any guest to put it away during the show, if it continues to be a problem, the guest will be escorted out of the building.

Can I leave and return during the performance?

• NO. No re-entry will be allowed unless approved by facility manager or designated staff at Door # 27.

Can Non-Students attend? Are children allowed?

No, this year’s seating has been reduced to under 50% to ensure density mitigation. This is in response to COVID-19 and guidelines set by the Texas Department of Health Services.

Is there a cost to park?

No. However, all questions should be directed to the parking and transportation website.

Will there be merchandise for sale?

Not for Fall 2020

Is seating reserved or open?

All seating for this year’s comedy show is General Admission. First come, first served on seating choice. Texas Department of Health Services has several guidelines that will be utilized for the show:
  • Social Distancing of 6 feet apart
  • We will maintain at least two empty seats between groups in any row, except as follows:
    • Two or more members of the same household can sit adjacent to one another, with two seats (or six feet separation) empty on either side.
    • Two individuals who are not members of the same household but who are attending together can sit adjacent to one another, with two seats (or six feet separation) empty on either side.
    • Alternate rows between patrons (every other row left empty)

Contact Us


For general questions and inquiries, contact Student Activities

Student Activities 936.294.3861 StudentActivities@shsu.edu


For questions regarding tickets, contact the Johnson Coliseum.
Box Office #2

Johnson Coliseum 1964 Ave H, Huntsville, TX 77340 936.294.3021


SammyPalooza will take place at the SHSU Johnson Coliseum in the Spring Semester. Tickets will be available in Box Office #2.

1964 Ave H, Huntsville, TX 77340 936.294.3021