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Charismatic comedians entertain CWRU

Charismatic comedians entertain CWRU

Amy Yu, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Local Events

Around 5:30 p.m. on April 13, passersby on Euclid Avenue could spot a line of students waiting to enter Severance Hall stretching outside the building. They were waiting in line for the University Program Board (UPB)’s annual comedy event, “Late Night with Hasan Minhaj and Special Guest Chris D’Elia,...

“Lake Effect” hits Cleveland

“Lake Effect” hits Cleveland

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

This past weekend, IMPROVment held their seventh annual “Lake Effect” improv comedy festival. The April 7 event was free and open to the public like all of IMPROVment’s shows, and featured visiting improv troupes. One of these troupes was Rare Form, a professional improv comedy troupe from ...

Satirical production knocks audiences “dead”

Satirical production knocks audiences “dead”

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

If you had a million dollars and only one week to live, what would you do? In Players’ Theatre Group (PTG)’s production of “The Dead Guy,” Eldon Phelps (Will Erickson), a narrow-minded town loser, faces a tough decision. Phelps is on a reality show that will give him one million dollars to...

Hasan Minhaj, Chris D’Elia announced as spring comedians

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Local Events

On Saturday, March 24, University Programming Board (UPB) announced this year’s spring comedians, Hasan Minhaj and Chris D’Elia, during their Spring Giveaway event. As usual, the comedians this year have easily recognizable names. Minhaj is best known for his work on “The Daily Show,” where...

A conversation with Colin Quinn

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy

On Thursday, Feb. 1, Colin Quinn’s new stand-up tour is stopping in Cleveland for a night at Hilarities. Known for his work on many projects, Quinn was a cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL) in the 1990s and has had many successful off-Broadway and Broadway one-man shows—the most recent of which...

IMPROVment’s 6th Annual Lake Effect

Sarah Parr, Social media editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy

“I like to lift weights in the forest because it hardens my soul. What do you like to do on a first date?” This was how IMPROVment’s president, fourth-year Brett DiCello, introduced a huge audience to the idea of suggestion-based improvisation games. Bringing together four other improv comedy tro...

Steven Wright makes laughter spark curiosity

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy

Friday, Feb. 3, 8:00 p.m. at the Ohio Theater Tickets- $45-$65 www.playhousesquare.org/events/detail/steven-wright With his signature monotone deadpan delivery and thought-provoking style, comedian Steven Wright rose to fame in the 1980s after an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” establi...

Amy Schumer Comes to Cleveland

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Local Events

Walking into The Quicken Loans Arena (The Q)  Oct. 6 I was prepared for quite the show from America’s comedy “Sweetheart” Amy Schumer. Known not only for her stand up but for her movie, “Trainwreck” (which takes place in Cleveland), she has quickly become one of the biggest names in comedy....

The friends behind the The First Supper

Chrismaly Vidal, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Food

Event: The First Supper by The Den by Denny’s When: Sept. 2-3, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Rating: 5 out of 5 Denny’s Chicken Strips Every year, students from all ages at Case Western Reserve University gather at the weekend hotspot, The Den by Denny’s, to feed their nighttime hunger pangs. To...

Improve your Saturday nights with IMPROVment

Sarah Parr, Contributing Reporter

September 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Theatre & Dance

Case Western Reserve University's premiere short-form improv comedy troupe, IMPROVment, kicked off their performance season with a warm—or, dare I say, hot and sweaty—welcome from an entirely packed Eldred Blackbox theater on Sept. 3 from 10 to 11 p.m. “It was great to come back to school and...

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