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OPINION: Comedy further engages political audiences

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor March 7, 2021

At the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, a common joke was made that the flashy public figure-made-president would be good for comedy. The perception was not shared by all comedians, though, as...

REVIEW: Larry David and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' master the most resilient formula in comedy TV

REVIEW: Larry David and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ master the most resilient formula in comedy TV

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2020

Imagine, for a moment, that you’re on the Red Line heading home after a long day at work. It's just after 10 p.m. Your car is sparsely populated; no more than eight others, all with their faces buried...

Performers at the Oct. 18 comedy show.

Studio Eleven’s variety hour an introduction to all comedy has to offer

Sam Rahman, Contributing Writer October 21, 2019

The sounds of standup, improv, musical and sketch comedy rang through the halls of the iO theater Friday night as the cast of “Studio Eleven” performed their variety hour. The dozen-person cast first...

Hashem commanded the stage Wednesday.

DePaul alumnus puts on comedy show

Aaron Somo, Contributing Writer October 14, 2019

The faintly illuminated bar room allowed just enough light to see your drink and the smiles stretching across each person’s face as the laughs rolled all night at Revolution Brewing. Highly touted for...

What's Fresh in Comedy

What’s Fresh in Comedy

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor May 6, 2019

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson   From the mind of “Saturday Night Live” alum Tim Robinson comes Netflix’s “I Think You Should Leave,” an offbeat and consistently funny...

Isn't it Romantic

Isn’t it Romantic

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer March 13, 2019

“Isn’t It Romantic” delights in its own tongue-in-cheek parodying of the rom-com genre, poking fun at the clichés and character archetypes pervasive in classic feel-good films. The premise is...

Pete Holmes on comedy, commitment and the third season of 'Crashing'

Pete Holmes on comedy, commitment and the third season of ‘Crashing’

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor February 25, 2019

“I always make the joke that we call the show ‘Crashing’ not ‘Flourishing’ for a reason,” said comedian Pete Holmes, the creator and star of HBO’s “Crashing,” now in its third season. In...

Louis C.K. picks fight with Parkland

Louis C.K. picks fight with Parkland

Erick Zepeda, Contributing Writer February 18, 2019

Comedian Louis C.K. has been trying to get his career back on track after five women spoke out about sexual misconduct. The accusations surfaced in November 2017, when the women came forward to discuss...

The closed caption craze

The closed caption craze

Why more people are turning on subtitles to enjoy their favorite programs
Carolyn Bradley, Copy Editor January 22, 2019

Subtitles have become more popular among television and movie fans, even amongst those who are not hard of hearing. People not only see them as useful, but also say subtitles even bolster their television-watching...

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Laugh track: Women in comedy continue to triumph over adversity

Marissa de la Cerda , Contributing Writer May 21, 2018

“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...

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What’s Fresh in stand-up

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor February 26, 2018

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...

Performer Christian Borkey on stage during a performance. They are a part of DePaul Improv and Sketch Comedy (DISC) and the comedy group 2002 Chicago Bulls.  (Photo courtesy of Nathan Zimmerer)

Women’s work

For DePaul female comics, the personal is both political and hilarious
Kate Graham, Contributing Writer February 26, 2018

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...

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