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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.

NYU’s Improv Teams Search for New Performers

NYU’s Improv Teams Search for New Performers

By Jenny Levine, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Looking to perform comedy on campus? There are several improv, standup and sketch comedy groups that are holding auditions in September!

NYU Athletes — the Funniest Comedy Troupe You’ve Never Heard Of

NYU Athletes — the Funniest Comedy Troupe You’ve Never Heard Of

By Aud Del Rey, Chairman of the Hooligans

April 1, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

NYU's latest comedy troupe dresses in sports gear, uses sports equipment and plays sports.

UCB Crafts a Late Night Show from Scratch Every Month

UCB Crafts a Late Night Show from Scratch Every Month

By Talia Milavetz, Entertainment Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

"Night Late" is a once a month show at UCB that creates a late night talk show on the spot.

Bust a Gut at Comic Sans’ UCB Show

Bust a Gut at Comic Sans’ UCB Show

By Lily Dolin, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

NYU sketch group Comic Sans brought the laughs to the School Drools event at UCB.

This Weekend: November 13-15

This Weekend: November 13-15

By Patrick Pauley, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Features

Top things to do this weekend.

Audience creates, actors improvise show

Audience creates, actors improvise show

By Willa Tellekson-Flash, Contributing Writer

December 2, 2014


Filed under Arts, Theater

In this improvised musical, audience members vote on performance elements to create a unique show every night.

Improv expert discusses new book

Improv expert  discusses new book

By Bailey Wolff, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2014


Filed under Features

Ruth Zaporah, a pioneer in improvisational theatre, presented her book, Improvisation on the Edge: Notes from On and Off the Stage, and discussed her lifetime as a performer and teacher for an audience at NYU’s bookstore.

All-female group livens NYU comedy community

All-female group livens NYU comedy community

By Avery Chang, Staff Writer

September 14, 2014


Filed under Features

NYU’s first and only all-female comedy troupe, Bechdel Test, put on their first show of the semester on Sept. 13.

Comedy troupe North Coast impresses at People’s Improv

Comedy troupe North Coast impresses at People’s Improv

February 26, 2014


Filed under Arts

For many college students, especially those living in New York City, attending a comedy show is like a rite of passage. It is easy to know someone in an improv group, which leads to a constant flood of invitations to comedy shows on Facebook. However, comedy performances are often hit or miss. Whil...

Magnet Theater attracts improv actors, students

Magnet Theater attracts improv actors, students

February 13, 2013


Filed under Arts

Improv is a daunting form of theatrical performance, both for performer and audience. When even the actors are not sure what will happen next, every performance becomes an exciting adventure if the audience is willing to tag along. In its back-to-back comedy shows, “The Weave” and “Kiss Punc...