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Finale of “Ash vs. Evil Dead” succeeds with comedic gore

Finale of “Ash vs. Evil Dead” succeeds with comedic gore

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

January 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

Throughout its entire season, “Ash vs. Evil Dead” has proven to be a fantastic and bloody return to form for the long dormant original “Evil Dead” series. With this finale, entitled “The Dark One,” the first season of the new show ends with a tremendous close. The finale saw greater use...

News with a satirical twist

News with a satirical twist

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy

The Athenian is expanding. The campus humor magazine is now creating content specifically for the Internet with video project “The Athenian Update.” Done in the style of “Weekend Update” and “The Daily Show,” “The Athenian Update” aims to satirically present both campus and international...

Comedian Bill Burr to perform at Playhouse Square on Oct. 23

Comedian Bill Burr to perform at Playhouse Square on Oct. 23

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

September 24, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Top Stories

With the 1970s animated family comedy “F is for Family” coming to Netflix in December and a trip to Playhouse Square on Oct. 23, you’re going to be hearing a lot about Bill Burr. The stand-up comic, who is known for his blunt attitude and daring jokes, is excited to bring his unique brand of comedy...

IMPROVment shows the campus a good time at fourth annual Lake Effect show

IMPROVment shows the campus a good time at fourth annual Lake Effect show

Julia Bianco, News Editor

April 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy

IMPROVment brought the laughs to the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom on Saturday, March 28, with their fourth annual Lake Effect improv show, which brought Case Western Reserve University’s team together with two teams from Ohio State University and one from Bowling Green State University...

Comedy carnival

Mike McKenna, Director of Print

March 26, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy

Improv comedy is set to sweep through the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom this Saturday, March 28, with IMPROVment hosting their biggest event of the year. The Lake Effect Improv Festival will feature performances from four improv comedy troupes from colleges across Ohio in addition to IMPROVment....

“The Nightly Show” brings a different face to late-night TV

Julia Bianco, News Editor

January 23, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

When “The Colbert Report” aired its finale in December, it felt like someone had pulled the rug out from under the late-night comedy world. The show was completely unlike anything else on TV, and it was hard to even imagine replacing that. The new show filling in its 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central timeslot,...

The Jolly Scholar launches weekly comedy series

Julia Bianco, News Editor

November 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Comedy fans, rejoice! The Jolly Scholar is bringing the local comedy scene to campus with their new Wednesday night comedy series, in partnership with Chucklefck. “The thought was to try to find something that was interesting to a freshman in their first semester and a graduate student,” said...

Spring comedian controversy

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events, What to do this Week

After opening the 2015 Spring Comedian vote to Case Western Reserve University students and community, CWRU’s University Program Board faced not-so-unexpected feedback regarding one of the comedian choices. Comedian Bill Cosby has recently returned to the spotlight for various allegations of sexua...

A comedian roundup

Tiffany Cheung, Contributing Reporter

November 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Voting for the University Program Board 2015 Spring Comedian event is currently underway. Students can choose from six comedians and are able to vote for multiple individuals. The choices are: Demetri Martin, Bo Burnham, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, Bill Cosby and Nick Offerman. Martin, an American...

Steven Wright, king of the one-liners, coming to Cleveland on Oct. 26

Julia Bianco, News Editor

October 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

“You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” Steven Wright is a master of this type of one-liner. Bizarre, carefully put together jokes that crack an audience up with just a few words. He paces the stage as he delivers his jokes, deadpan and understated, flipping quickly from one joke...

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