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Comedy with a cause

February 5, 2016

While the Democratic Party was busy deciding who won the Iowa Caucus with a literal coin toss, Bernie Sanders’ Cleveland supporters came out to Make Em Laugh Mondays at Grog Shop to promote their candidate...

Demetri Martin announces visit to CWRU

Martin will be visiting CWRU as part of his What's Your Major tour.
January 27, 2016

Demetri Martin recently announced via Twitter and Facebook that he will be visiting Case Western Reserve University as part of his 2016 “What’s Your Major?” tour. Although University Program Board...

“A Very Murray Christmas” is a jumbled, but enjoyable special

Bill Murray stars in a new holiday-themed Netflix special.
December 6, 2015

In the spirit of Christmas once again, Bill Murray plans out to commit to entertaining you, this time in the comfort of your own home with his first Netflix special, albeit with some hiccups along the...

News with a satirical twist

The Athenian has started a comic news show this semester hosted by Paul Palumbo and Charlie Topel.
Campus humor magazine expands to include online show
November 13, 2015

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...

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

Burr will be performing at Playhouse Square in late October on his latest tour.
September 24, 2015

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,...

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

Improvment's Lake Effect event brought togehter local improv comedy groups from around the state of Ohio to perform in a day of laugh-filled performances.
April 2, 2015

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...

Comedy carnival

IMPROVment to host improv festival this weekend
March 26, 2015

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...

What it’s like to be insulted by Nick Offerman in front of the whole school

March 26, 2015

True life: Nick Offerman called me out on stage in front of the entire school. He mispronounced my last name, questioned my integrity and insulted my grammar. And it was awesome. In my long (two-year)...

Ex “Parks” star moves past the stache

Ex “Parks” star moves past the stache
Nick Offerman featured in UPB’s spring comedy show
March 26, 2015

Nick Offerman waved Retta onto the Severance Hall stage at the end of his standup set on Friday, March 20. The audience immediately hushed, but a few seconds into his acoustic strumming, the room buzzed....

Drunk Cleveland history

The small basement of the Euclid Tavern was busier than ever at
Comedy Central show tours through Euclid Tavern for Q&A with locals
January 15, 2015

On Monday, Jan. 12, “Drunk History” filmed new content in Cleveland’s own Euclid Tavern. The show took place in the basement, because the producers made the unfortunate decision of scheduling the...

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