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A conversation with Jim Norton

A conversation with Jim Norton
August 24, 2018

Comedian and two-time New York Times bestselling author Jim Norton brought his brand of unapologetic candid comedy to Hilarites in Cleveland on Aug. 17 and 18. The radio personality appears on the “Jim...

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...

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...

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...

“Sausage Party” more to it than expected

September 2, 2016

When the first trailer for “Sausage Party” came out, it made waves across the Internet. Never before had audiences been presented an R-rated animated movie like “Sausage Party.” I was just...

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 Shorts” started the last day of CIFF

End of fest attracted huge crowds to Tower City Cinemas
April 14, 2016

The final day of the Cleveland International Film Festival began with a crowded hallway leading to Tower City Cinemas, much like every other day of the massive event. Lines of film fans hugged the walls,...

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...

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...

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