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Laugh track: Women in comedy continue to triumph over adversity

Laugh track: Women in comedy continue to triumph over adversity

Marissa de la Cerda, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Focus, Showcase

“Crude.” “Attention-seeking.” “Un-lady like.” “Un-feminist.” These are some of the reactions people have to female comedians and their jokes. Most recently, Michelle Wolf faced a lot of these criticisms for her roast at the White House Correspondents Dinner when she joked about the physi...

What’s Fresh in stand-up

What’s Fresh in stand-up

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts/Life

2 Dope Queens   "2 Dope Queens" is the onstage adaptation of Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams' wildly popular comedy podcast of the same name. As a part of their show, they bring out some of the greatest voices in stand-up for short sets. In the first episode of the HBO series, they ...

Women’s work

Women’s work

Kate Graham, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life

Emerging from the January chill in her overalls and pink knit hat, Kristi Durkin rushes to sit down, rummages in her pockets for a scrap piece of paper and a pen, and begins to write a sketch idea on the back of a receipt. It’s an idea for a character based on the guy in her previous film class wh...

“Crashing”: Comedian Pete Holmes discusses HBO’s hit show

“Crashing”: Comedian Pete Holmes discusses HBO’s hit show

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

In a crowded landscape shows following the lives and careers of comedians, “Crashing” has found a way to stand out. The semi-autobiographical comedy is currently in its second season and follows 28-year-old Pete, a novice stand up comedian after he walks in on his wife having an affair. From there,...

Valentine’s Day on TV

Valentine’s Day on TV

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day often provides some of the greatest themed episodes on TV. The hilarity that can be found in this holiday is practically limitless. Below is a list of some of the greatest Valentine’s Day episodes of the best comedies out there.   "Parks and Recreation...

“2 Dope Queens”

“2 Dope Queens”

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Whether you know them from their appearances on "The Daily Show" and "Broad City," or their wildly popular podcast "2 Dope Queens" on WNYC, you know that Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson are hilarious. Their four-part HBO comedy special “2 Dope Queens,” that premiered on Friday, Feb. 2, is ju...

What’s fresh in stand-up

What’s fresh in stand-up

Matt Koske

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

[accordions] [accordion title="Patton Oswalt: Annihilation" load="show"] Just last week, Patton Oswalt’s special “Annihilation” was released on Netflix. It was last year that his wife, the 46-year-old crime writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly. Oswalt begins the first half of his hou...

Have a laugh at iO Chicago’s All-Women Comedy Show “Having it All”

Have a laugh at iO Chicago’s All-Women Comedy Show “Having it All”

Charlene Haparimwi

July 26, 2017


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The intimate, multi-level iO Chicago theater at 1501 N. Kingsbury St. is surprisingly buzzing on a Monday night. In the Chris Farley Cabaret, a well-lit room on the second floor of the building, the all-female improv and storytelling show “Having it All” is about to begin. A cool young crowd of...

Female comedy tropes succeed in male dominated business

Female comedy tropes succeed in male dominated business

Kristen Goldstein and Pat Mullane

October 9, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life

In an environment and business that is already undeniably competitive, the comedy world has always been even harder for women to thrive in. Read More »...

The Under 21 Life

Pat Mullane

September 11, 2016


Filed under Arts/Life

Where to go for Chicago’s finest music, comedy, food, and games... UP Comedy Club 230 W North Ave If there’s two things that Chicago does right, it’s pizza and comedy.  So snag yourself a slice of Lou Malnati’s deep dish, and head over to the city’s newest Second City comedy theater. Whether you prefer st...

DePaul comedian youngest to host Laugh Factory’s coveted slot

DePaul comedian youngest to host Laugh Factory’s coveted slot

Matthew Paras

October 4, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Theater

AJ Lubecker is the life of a party. Read More »...

Replacing Jon Stewart: The future of comedic news in limbo

Replacing Jon Stewart: The future of comedic news in limbo

Danielle Harris

March 1, 2015


Filed under Opinions

After nearly 16 years, Stewart is leaving “The Daily Show,” sending the future of comedic news into limbo Read More »...

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