Topic: Comedy

Recent alums make waves in New York comedy circles

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Recent alums make waves in New York comedy circles

September 10, 2019 0 comments

It’s mid September, the time of year that heralds fall-flavored lattes for most and, for a brave, funny few, the start of comedy club auditions.

Out of Bounds utilized multimedia, lighting design and original student writing to entertain audience in Macmillan 117.

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Out of Bounds performs comedy sketch show

March 19, 2019 0 comments

Last Sunday night, Out of Bounds, a student-run comedy sketch group that lists “The Office” actor John Krasinski ’01 among its alums, brought laughter to Macmillan 117 with sketches and short comedic videos that parodied the banalities of University student life.

Comedians, both seasoned and novice, addressed an array of topics in their sets. The event was hosted by co-editors of The Rib, a humor publication written by women and people of other marginalized genders.

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The Rib hosts comedy event at Underground

February 26, 2019 0 comments

The Underground swelled with the laughter of a large crowd of students as comedians took to the stage Saturday evening. The Rib, an on-campus humor publication that is exclusively run by women and people of marginalized genders, gathered comedy enthusiasts together on Feb. 23, packing the Underground with students eagerly anticipating […]

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“A Night at Sea” full of outrageous laughs, devilish fun

December 6, 2017 0 comments

Brown’s Out of Bounds sketch comedy team hosted its “A Night at Sea” performance Saturday night in front of a boisterous crowd at MacMillan Hall.

An unconventional look into the lives of Muslim individuals in American society, Sock and Buskin’s “Invasion!” interweaves a thought-provoking variety of vignettes.

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‘Invasion!’ challenges audiences, casts light on Muslim experiences

April 11, 2017 0 comments

Who is Abulkasem? The question pervades “Invasion!,” Sock and Buskin’s latest production about the Muslim experience in the Western world.

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Diversity initiatives make strides in comedy scene

March 1, 2017 0 comments

Noelle Austin ’18 made her Brown stand-up debut Tuesday night, but finding a space where she felt comfortable performing was not easy.

Chris Duffy ’09 returned to campus this weekend to live-tape a podcast for his show, “You’re the Expert,” which pits comedians against researchers. The  Thanksgiving-themed episode featured Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Tom Roberts, who studies turkeys running on treadmills.

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In conversation: Chris Duffy ’09

November 18, 2014 0 comments

‘The sheer amount of characters on campus is unbelievable’

David Jacobs ’14 recounted his triumph over his childhood anger — which he deemed “90-mph David Jacobs” — toward a boy who wore his shoes.

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Traveling show broadcasts personal, provocative stories

November 11, 2013 0 comments

As part of the RISK! show, students and a faculty member shared stories in a ‘confessional format.’

Andrew Silverman '14 performed an acoustic love song about a romance with a female butcher while strumming the guitar.

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Student comedians stage fake centennial anniversary

September 23, 2013 0 comments

Members of Brown Stand-Up Comics poked fun at aspects of student life in their fall opener Friday.

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More than four humors: Campus comedy culture thrives

March 18, 2013 3 comments

As the U. comedy community grows and diversifies, more students are pursuing careers in comedy.