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A conversation with Colin Quinn

“One In Every Crowd” comes to Cleveland
February 1, 2018

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...

IMPROVment’s 6th Annual Lake Effect

April 14, 2017

“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...

Steven Wright makes laughter spark curiosity

January 27, 2017

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...

Amy Schumer Comes to Cleveland

October 14, 2016

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”...

The friends behind the The First Supper

September 9, 2016

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...

Improve your Saturday nights with IMPROVment

Case Western Improv Troupe Has Packed First Show
September 9, 2016

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...

“Stupid F**cking Bird” brings humor and life lessons close to the audience

September 9, 2016

This past weekend, the play, “Stupid F**king Bird,” came to the Eldred Blackbox with high expectations. Written by Aaron Posner, the play brought the themes of love and life to light in a complicated...

Not your first choice

“Hastily Made CWRU Tourism Video” takes a satiric look at university
April 15, 2016

Hard-working students, diversity and modern buildings—universities emphasize these features in their promotional materials. But official videos don’t usually compare university centers to airports...

Comedy with a chance of snow

Improvment performed alongside other improv groups from around the state at the Lake Effect Improv Comedy Festival.
April 7, 2016

It seemed as if Mother Nature knew there was going to be an improv show Saturday because she was practicing all day. First came sunshine, then wind, then thunder, then finally snow; it seemed as if she...

Comedy is like asparagus

Demetri Martin performed stand up at UPB's Spring Comedian event.
March 24, 2016

After University Program Board’s Spring Comedian show on March 18, there appeared to be a clear stratification in student opinions. The most common comments heard after the show were “I like the first...

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