MARQUETTE – Actor and comedian Hal Sparks, who is best known for his appearances on VH1 and the series “Queer As Folk,” will visit Northern Michigan University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Great Lakes Rooms.

            Sparks, who was born in Peak’s Mill, Kentucky, began his professional career after moving to Chicago as a teenager.  He became a member of the famed Second City Troupe, and was named the “Funniest Teenager in Chicago” by the Chicago Sun Times in 1987.  Sparks received much attention in 1999 when he hosted “Talk Soup” on E! Entertainment Television, and even more attention when he took on the role of Michael on Showtime’s controversial series “Queer As Folk.” 

Sparks is one of the stars on VH1’s “I Love the 70s,” “I Love the 80’s,” “The 80’s Strike Back” and “I Love the 90’s” series.  He has also appeared on several television shows, films and theater productions.

            Tickets are $1 for NMU students with ID and $3 for the general public, and can be purchased at any EZ Ticket outlet.  For more information, contact Northern Arts and Entertainment at 227-2447.

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Becky Kratz