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MTV’s Girl Code brings laughs to real-life

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Girl Code's Esther Ku performs at Hoag Hall
Girl Code’s Esther Ku performs at Hoag Hall

“Girl Code LIVE” came to CSU-Pueblo Friday with comedians and “Girl Code” cast members, Tanisha Long and Esther Ku, hosting.

Long and Ku put on a comical show for about 230 students on campus at Hoag Hall . After performing their stand-up routines, Long and Ku came together and did an improvisational set with student volunteers from the audience. This was followed by a meet and greet after the show.

Jonothan Stephenson, a junior at the CSU-Pueblo, says he watches “Girl Code” on MTV frequently, especially when there are marathons.

“The honesty behind it all is just too funny,” Stephenson said.

Andrea Tuck, also a junior, could not have agreed more.

“My favorite thing would be how real the girls are,” Tuck said. “They give you real-life situations and how to deal with those situations.”

Long has been working in the entertainment business professionally for four years, but she has been performing onstage for eight years. Ku has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild since 2006 and has been performing professionally for eight years.

When asked what it’s like performing for students, Long and Ku both said it was fun.

“It’s the best thing ever, it is just like the warmest, most welcoming group of people,” Long said. “I’ve never had shows like this before; they’re just so fun, and you feel like you can do or say anything. Everybody is on your side, laughing.”

Kelli Gawel, a junior in the nursing program, thought the hosts did a great job and were awesome at getting the audience involved.

Long said “That is what I noticed about colleges too; people aren’t scared to like talk back to you but not in a heckling way. They’ll kind of make fun of you, cause you know they feel like they know us since they see us on TV so much, it’s great.”

“My favorite part of the night was seeing the girls interact with the students after the show,” Gawel said. “It really gives you an idea of what their personalities are off camera.”

“I just love how much fun it is, I still can’t kind of believe that it’s a job,” says Long.

When asked if they had any “Girl Code” tips for girls in college, both members gave great advice.

“As much fun as boys are, worry about your grades,” says Long. “But definitely date, and date a lot, and date different types of guys. Have fun, this is the time cause once you get out, things will get so real, so fast.”

“Once you graduate college, know that you should make as much money as a guy does,” Ku said. “Know what you’re worth and believe in yourself.”

The new season of “Girl Code” starts Oct. 3 on MTV.