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Vir Das, who is perfoming in Cleveland next Sunday as a part of his world tour, sits with our executive editor in an exclusive interview reflecting on his career, background and inspirations.

Comedian Vir Das takes his “Mind Fool Tour” across the globe: Next stop, Cleveland

Shivangi Nanda, Executive Editor November 3, 2023

As we near the end of the semester—with exams and assignments piling up like never before—I think every Case Western Reserve University student could use a good laugh. On Nov. 12, Indian comedian,...

CWRU IMPROVment returns to the stage, IMPROVed and better than ever

Shejuti Wahed, Social Media Content Creator September 15, 2023

Every seat was occupied in the Maltz Black Box. The anticipation in the room was palpable as it approached 9 p.m., and the blinding stage lights in the otherwise dark black box only added to the excitement....

In February 2022,  Hippo Campus, released their new album LP3 in which the band gets deep with themes of loneliness and self-discovery.

Hippo Campus: An Indie girl’s dream band comes to Cleveland

Dasha Degterev, Layout Designer October 28, 2022

When I bought tickets to the Hippo Campus concert in Cleveland, I didn’t know much about the band. I had heard a few songs here and there, and had liked them, but nothing much further than that. As my...

The talents of Jimmy O. Yang, Nate Nagvajara and Peet Guercio (left to right) made UPBs Spring Comedian event a success.

Jimmy O. Yang kills it as UPB’s Spring Comedian

Christie Lanfear, Life Editor April 15, 2022

Stand-up comedy is a tricky art form. It requires bravery, practice, hard work and, most importantly, a good sense of humor. Even if you tick all those boxes, different audiences appreciate different jokes,...

IMPROVment welcomes students back to campus with their Welcome Back Show

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor January 23, 2020

This past weekend, IMPROVment hosted their Welcome Back Show in Eldred Black Box, on Jan. 18. As it was many people’s first time at a Case Western Reserve University IMPROV show, two cast members...

A talk with comedian Ryan Hamilton

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter November 22, 2019

You’re coming to Cleveland to perform this week at the Ohio Theater. Have you ever been here before? I haven’t been in a few years, but it’s a city that I've been performing in for a long time...

A Talk with Ryan Hamilton before Saturday Show

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter November 15, 2019

This Saturday, Nov. 16, comedian Ryan Hamilton will be performing an original one-hour set at the Ohio Theater. Fresh off of the release of his first ever Netflix special “Happy Face,” which Decider...

Cartoons, “Catch-22” and hand turkeys

Cartoons, “Catch-22” and hand turkeys

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor April 19, 2019

“Comics are miraculous. They are immune systems. They are transport systems. They are time traveling devices.” Lifelong friends and fellow cartoonists, Lynda Barry and Matt Groening came together...

Courtesy Josh Kidd (Pintrest)

Comedian Steven Wright discusses Twitter novel ahead of Cleveland show

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor March 22, 2019

“Everyone is a universe,” Steven Wright, an Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated comedian said. Although he is a star in stand-up comedy known for his deadpan delivery and clever one-liners Wright’s...

Cleveland Comedy Open features local comedians

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Reporter January 18, 2019

The Cleveland Comedy Open (CCO) featured a wide variety of jokes including a super-roach, a barely sane father and an unsuccessful athlete with far too many participation trophies. On Jan. 14, the...

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