Comic gets serious about romance

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Author: Carol Schaal '91M.A.

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Comedian Michael Somerville ‘94 has a new gig—relationship columnist for Glamour Magazine. "Jake: A Man’s Opinion" has been part of the magazine since the 1950s and has been written by a series of single men over the years, but this is the first time the columnist is not anonymous.

The 34-year-old comic, who has been called “one to watch” by The New York Times, will offer advice from a male perspective to women on their dating quandaries. He won the columnist job when 36,000 people voted for him over two other contenders in a contest sponsored by _Glamour _in partnership with the CBS The Early Show.

“I haven’t met my soul mate yet, so I see my Glamour column as an opportunity for women and me to learn and grow,” Somerville told the magazine’s readers. He continues to perform stand-up on the comedy circuit and has appeared on VH1, the season finale of The Apprentice II and Nick at Nite’s road crew.

For more information, see www.glamour.com/jake or Somerville’s website.

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