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Robert DeNiro’s Passion Project is a Forgettable Mess

Robert DeNiro’s Passion Project is a Forgettable Mess

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Don't get your hopes up for Robert DeNiro's new film "The Comedian" — as it turns out, passion projects aren't a guaranteed success. In fact, this one is downright forgettable.

NYU Alumni Mock Entertainment Industry in “555”

NYU Alumni Mock Entertainment Industry in “555”

By Natalie Whalen, Entertainment Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

In their new original series "555" on Vimeo, NYU alums Kate Berlant and John Early use self-reflexive humor and sharp wit to take aim at the entertainment industry with the confidence of actors who are no longer at their first rodeo — or their second.

Identity Is a Risky Business for Kevin Allison

Identity Is a Risky Business for Kevin Allison

By Jordan Reynolds, Entertainment Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

NYU alum Kevin Allison talks about his journey from being too "other" to having his own comedy podcast that gives voices to exactly the sort of people he used to be afraid of being - the others.

Political Satire Needs to Provide Substance With Laughs

Political Satire Needs to Provide Substance With Laughs

By Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A good political satirist is able to use comedy to highlight the important parts of the news by knowing what to mock and what to take seriously, and in so doing they are able to make their message that much more impactful.

Lemme Stretches Comedy to a Series

Lemme Stretches Comedy to a Series

By Jessica Tien, Contributing Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Comedian Mike Lemme opens up on his inspiration and how to find your own particular brand of comedy (hint: it involves a lot of practice).

‘Forbidden’ Turns ‘Hamilton’ Violet

‘Forbidden’ Turns ‘Hamilton’ Violet

By Yasmin Gulec, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Features

Forbidden NYU is an annual performance that pokes fun at aspects of NYU students' lives.

Browning Brings Experience and Humor to Swim Team

Browning Brings Experience and Humor to Swim Team

By Miguel de Laveaga, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Sports

Harrison "Hank" Browning, newly appointed assistant swimming coach, as both a decorated swimming career as well as a rather comedic past.

‘Bulworth’ Relevant 20 Years Later

‘Bulworth’ Relevant 20 Years Later

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

"Bulworth" might have been released in 1998, but its political satire seems eerily familiar in the context of today's presidential race.

Timely ‘Swing State’ Satirizes the Alt–Right

Timely ‘Swing State’ Satirizes the Alt–Right

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

If the stress of the real 2016 presidential election is getting to you, don't worry — the new film "Swing State" will let you laugh at the exact same situation, with the safety net of knowing that it's fake.

The Election Gets a Spooky Twist

The Election Gets a Spooky Twist

By Caroline Zemsky, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

With just the right amount of Halloween gore and vulgarity, "The Pumpkin Pie Show: Stump Speeches" perfectly parodies the 2016 presidential election, throwing shade (or rather, guts) at both sides of the partisan debate.

Searching for Genuine Sentiment

Searching for Genuine Sentiment

By Emily Conklin, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

"Search Party," the new television series on TBS co-created by NYU alumni Charles Rogers and Sarah-Violet Bliss, dives deep into both the comedic and the dark aspects of life in New York as a millennial.

Over-the-Top Comedy at Under St. Marks

Over-the-Top Comedy at Under St. Marks

By Thomas Miritello, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

In the latest installation of its monthly "Live in the Village" series, comedians Under St. Marks put on a commendable performance, even despite its less-than-full crowd.

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