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Student-Performers Dispel Misconceptions About Improv, Sketch Comedy

Student-Performers Dispel Misconceptions About Improv, Sketch Comedy

By Sakshi Venkatraman, Deputy Managing Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Top Stories

Performing improv comedy is a difficult task, but NYU's After School Improv is up to the challenge.

How to Avoid Being Sexiled

How to Avoid Being Sexiled

By Eugenia Yang, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Features

Is the sock on the doorknob a myth or an actual thing?

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend

By Ali Zimmerman, Deputy Arts Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Arts

Stay entertained this weekend for $20 or less.

Sex, Sorrow and Substances: The Pillars of Roommate Horror Stories

Sex, Sorrow and Substances: The Pillars of Roommate Horror Stories

By Natasha Jokic, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

It's not Halloween yet, but these roommate horror stories will have you spooked! (You won't believe the number of crazy stories we received).

The Roast of Vegetables Serves Up Fresh Produce Puns

The Roast of Vegetables Serves Up Fresh Produce Puns

By Lily Dolin, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Vegetables: some people love them, most people hate them. This past Sunday, a rat pack of comedians roasted vegetables at Union Hall, where they lobbied insults and jabs at the produce.

The Politics of Joy in ‘RIOT’

The Politics of Joy in ‘RIOT’

By Alex Cullina, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

“RIOT,” Irish theater collective THISISPOPBABY’s multi-genre theater piece, is 100 minutes of spectacle –– both joyful and political –– being deadly serious and ridiculously fun.

A Panic Room for the Pedantic

A Panic Room for the Pedantic

By Abe Selby, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

"The first rule of Story Collider is no learning allowed." The troupe, founded in 2010 by physicists Ben Lillie and Brian Wecht, works to to marry scientific discourse with human narratives.

HUMOR: Student Terrified of Presenting Slides 9 to 12 In Group Powerpoint

HUMOR: Student Terrified of Presenting Slides 9 to 12 In Group Powerpoint

By Ben Eisenberg, Contributing Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Humor, Uncategorized

There is no feeling quite like the feeling of waiting to present your slides in a group presentation.

Peterson Toscano Uses Comedy to Tackle Societal Issues

Peterson Toscano Uses Comedy to Tackle Societal Issues

By Amelia McBain, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Comedian Peterson Toscana speaks with WSN about his lecture and comedy routine at the Barasch Theater at NYU on Oct. 11.

Tribeca 2017: In ‘The Trip to Spain,’ Middle Age Is a Comedic Journey

Tribeca 2017: In ‘The Trip to Spain,’ Middle Age Is a Comedic Journey

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

English comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon adapt their popular TV show "The Trip" into film for the second time in this hilarious romp through Spain.

Aliens Land at NYU in New Musical Comedy

Aliens Land at NYU in New Musical Comedy

By Ryan Mikel, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

"Aliens Coming: The Musical" mades as many puns as any human can manage, and innuendos that only an extraterrestrial could come up with.

Comedy is No Laughing Matter for NYU’s Dangerbox

Comedy is No Laughing Matter for NYU’s Dangerbox

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

NYU's longest-running improv group, Dangerbox, discusses their preparation for the College Improv Tournament, which took place on Feb. 25 in Chicago.

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