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When Fashion Gets a Sense of Humor

When Fashion Gets a Sense of Humor

By Liv Chai, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

Fashion parodies and memes make fashion less exclusive, while also opening up creative possibilities.

On SNL and Mainstream Comedy

On SNL and Mainstream Comedy

By Adrienne Messina, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

Saturday Night Live has dominated the mainstream comedy scene for decades, but the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has become an uncensored and independent force on the scene.

Waiting in Line Is the New Black

Waiting in Line Is the New Black

By Sanya Sareen, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2016


Filed under Features

A milkshake worthy of two-hour wait, and other crazy stories from NYU students obsessed with lines.

What to see at the New York Comedy Festival

What to see at the New York Comedy Festival

By Ryan Matera, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Comics from SNL alum Billy Crystal to up-and-comer Iliza Shlesinger will perform at the NY Comedy Festival, running from Nov. 10 to Nov. 15. The event will take place across various venues across the city, including NYU Skirball and the Comedy Cellar.

Trump SNL gets more protesters than laughs

Trump SNL gets more protesters than laughs

By Jordan Reynolds, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Donald Trump was an awkward, misogynistic and racist host on "Saturday Night Live."

NBC bows to Trump for ratings bump

NBC bows to Trump for ratings bump

By Elizabeth Moore, Deputy Opinion Editor

November 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

SNL should reconsider its reasons for allowing Trump to host.

This place has everything: SNL memorabilia, history and Stefon

This place has everything: SNL memorabilia, history and Stefon

By Lily Dolin, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Walk through a week of production at SNL, sit on Wayne's couch and stand on the legendary Studio 8H stage at "SNL: The Exhibition."

Female comedians challenge gender stereotypes

Female comedians challenge gender stereotypes

By Talia Milavetz, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2014


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Female comedians are challenging stereotypes for women

Alumnus reflects after “Portlandia” success

Alumnus reflects after “Portlandia” success

By Ife Olujobi, Entertainment Editor

August 24, 2014


Filed under Arts

The name may not ring a bell, but Jonathan Krisel, an alumnus from the Tisch School of the Arts, Class of 2000, is a prolific comedy director who has worked on some of today’s best comedy shows, with directing credits ranging from “Saturday Night Live” to “Kroll Show.” This year he is nominated...

Arts Issue: ‘Saturday Night Live’ writers outshine hosts

Arts Issue: ‘Saturday Night Live’ writers outshine hosts

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts

In a sketch last week during his second hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live,” Louis C.K. had a rough time. Many of his remarks in “Black Jeopardy” as the character Mark were not only offbeat, but also awkwardly racist. Watching celebrities behave uncharacteristically has always been one of t...

‘SNL’ faces sweeping changes

‘SNL’ faces sweeping changes

February 6, 2014


Filed under Arts

Last weekend, Melissa McCarthy proved her comedic prowess again when she hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the third time. Yet the episode was largely overshadowed by the cameo appearances of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader (as Stefon), Andy Samberg and Fred Armisen, in a heartfelt farewell to veteran cast mem...

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