Champlain College junior Jack Carpenter and his friends can't go a day without laughing - but he's more than your typical class-clown. "He's one of the first people I met at Champlain and I'll always remember him because he's just so unique and different from everyone else. He always comes up with the craziest ideas and somehow just rolls with them," said one of Carpenter's friends, Michaela Herrmann.
According to Carpenter's friends, he's almost indescribable. "You know he's jolly two minutes into knowing him and he doesn't seem that brave but to say some of the stuff he does, people wonder 'what did he just say?' but he pulls it off and he makes people laugh," explained Ben Blask, a friend of Carpenter.
Carpenter is a broadcast major with hopes of hosting his own late night show one day. He got a taste of that dream in August -- when he appeared on Jimmy Fallon. "I was going against this actual rapper that's done shows before and I'm like this white kid wearing a Hawaiian shirt out there," Carpenter said. Carpenter attended one of Fallon's shows over the summer with friends. One of Fallon's producers pulled him from the audience, and gave Carpenter one hour to write an instant rap called 'Froggy-Style' and perform it live.
"I felt so comfortable I was shaking and nervous watching it at midnight but when I was out there I could have done cartwheels and talked forever," said Carpenter. For now Carpenter and his friends will stick to making viral parodies and generating laughs on campus and online. Carpenter says he's launching his own late night show called Lake Night with Jack Carpenter which will air on Burlington's RETN. It's expected to premiere within the next couple of weeks.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:05 PM EST2013-12-05 01:05:10 GMT
Burlington's deputy police chief is off the hook on drunk driving charges after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors Wednesday.More >>
Burlington's deputy police chief took a plea deal Wednesday, and then announced his retirement. The plea gets Andi Higbee off the hook for drunk driving, but the resolution of the case also ends his 24-year career with the BPD.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 9:45 AM EST2013-12-04 14:45:58 GMT
Police are looking for two Massachusetts men in connection with an assault and robbery in Burlington's South End. It happened Tuesday afternoon on Marble Ave. Investigators say Bryan Frazier, 30, and Rashad Sabree,More >>
Police are looking for two Massachusetts men in connection with an assault and robbery in Burlington's South End.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 9:31 AM EST2013-12-04 14:31:50 GMT
An accused murderer has fired his investigator. Dennis Tribble was convicted of murder twice. The 63-year-old Vermont man was convicted of shooting and killing Michael Borello in 2000. But the VermontMore >>
An accused murderer has fired his investigator.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 6:24 PM EST2013-12-04 23:24:21 GMT
He's already in jail accused of burglaries, now a Lamoille County man is facing more charges. Police say Joshua Loura is now linked to three break-ins in Wolcott and Johnson. He was already accused ofMore >>
He's already in jail accused of burglaries, now a Lamoille County man is facing more charges.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:18 PM EST2013-12-05 01:18:10 GMT
Some of Vermont's craft beers are so popular they are being re-sold illegally on the internet, and now the state is cracking down. Brewers like Heady Topper, Hill Farmstead and Lawson's Finest have notedMore >>
Has the Heady Topper craze gotten out of control? Now, a lawyer is in trouble with the law for allegedly trying to capitalize on the Vermont craft brew craze.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 6:03 PM EST2013-12-04 23:03:30 GMT
Still no word from investigators on what caused a fatal fire in Northern New York. Police say Sierra Daha, 22, died in the fire at her home on Dugway Road in Moriah Tuesday morning. An autopsy was completedMore >>
Still no word from investigators on what caused a fatal fire in Northern New York.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:09 PM EST2013-12-05 01:09:38 GMT
Betsy Bishop and staff at the Vermont Chamber of Commerce spent much of the year on the phone, convincing business operators to bring their insurance business to the state's online marketplace. But now,More >>
Individual and family enrollments are picking up speed on Vermont Health Connect, but a new extension for businesses is forcing some to re-think health coverage strategies... again.More >>