comedy

Mon, Nov 14, 2016, 3:05am
A family ate Thanksgiving dinner at a TGI Friday’s while standing on their chairs. An awkward woman was eaten alive by a blue manta ray. A ghost danced around a Russian bathhouse.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016, 12:59am
Believe it or not, there are plenty of ways to express your comedic self at Columbia. If you are a self-proclaimed comedian or a humor newbie, there are opportunities to get involved with comedy on campus.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016, 2:04am
The dim lighting, bare stone walls, and vaguely sinister organ music floating down to the basement of St. Paul’s Chapel all make for a great haunted atmosphere. On Friday, Oct. 28, however, the crypt was filled with many more laughs than ghostly music.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016, 10:19pm
Two microphones stood upright on a softly lit stage as a steady stream of people shuffled into the basement.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016, 7:51pm
Have you ever been chatting up that cute guy or gal at Cannon’s—oops my bad, too soon—I mean 1020 and wished you had the perfect joke?
Wed, Apr 6, 2016, 4:43am
Against all threats of political correctness destroying comedy on college campuses, it continues to evolve and thrive. The comedy being made here at Columbia is inextricably of here and now—telling a story about the campus and itself as an artform.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015, 3:07pm
Rick Alverson’s Entertainment is at once cynical, melancholy, and exquisitely still.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015, 3:51am
Comedian Grace Parra, CC'06, spoke with Spectator about her experiences in comedy and improv, what drew her to talk show hosting, and the lack of diversity in late night television.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015, 2:54pm
At Columbia, we work hard and stuff, etc. But MORE IMPORTANTLY: we procrastinate hard. We arrive in Butler, put down our stuff, open a Microsoft Word document (sample title: “really cool paper”), and, with unique collegiate determination, proceed to avoid our work.
Thu, Jan 29, 2015, 3:05am
Brooks Wheelan has covered a lot of ground in the past year and a half. The Iowa native and comedian leapt from working a job at a biomedical engineering lab in Los Angeles into a gig across the country, writing and performing on the 39th season of “Saturday Night Live” (“SNL”).

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