A new satire for a new era

I read the newspaper and occasionally turned on NBC (and once, accidentally, C-SPAN), but most of my exposure to politics was through comedy. For me, politics and satire have always gone hand in hand. But lately, satire has started to feel a little different.

Jen McLish | Staff Writer

BREAKING: H. Jon Benjamin to headline spring comedy show

H. Jon Benjamin will headline this year’s Social Programming Board Spring Comedy Show, SPB announced today.

| Editor-in-Chief

Rambling with finesse: A chat with Hannibal Buress

Whether it’s doing standup, being on “Broad City” or (maybe) kicking Flavor Flav in the face on “The Eric Andre Show,” Hannibal Buress has been busy doing his own thing. And he’s been doing it well. Most recently, the comedian been on a tour titled “The Hannibal Montanabal Experience.” Buress’s last stop on the tour will be at the Pageant on Nov. 13.

| Senior Scene Editor

Getting into character: An interview with David Koechner

David Koechner has a face that’s impossible not to recognize. He’s best known for playing Champ Kind in the “Anchorman” movies, as well as Todd Packer on “The Office.”

| Senior Scene Editor

Dad, is that you?: An interview with Bob Saget

Though we know him from his various television, film and even theater roles, Bob Saget is—at his core—a comedian. This weekend, he’s stopping by St. Louis’s Helium Comedy Club as part of his tour. Student Life talked to him about his first love: stand-up comedy.

| Senior Scene Editor

Next to a Ficus: An interview with Matthew Herman

This is the first installment in a series of hard-hitting exposes on Washington University student figures. This week I sat down with junior Matthew Herman, who opened for B.J. Novak at the Social Programming Board spring comedy show and performs with K.A.R.L. Improv! and Kids On Campus.

| Senior Scene Editor

B.J. Novak delights audience, SPB implements new ticketing system

Social Programming Board handed out tickets yesterday in advance of comedian, writer and actor B.J. Novak’s comedy performance in Graham Chapel.

| Staff Reporter

Wash. U. should bring more female comedians, combat stigma

B.J. Novak’s performance on Wednesday marks the 12th semester in a row that a man has headlined Washington University’s comedy shows. Although Novak’s show was undeniably popular, it’s time to start considering whether picking the first comedian we recognize is the best approach.

B.J. Novak to headline SPB Spring Comedy Show

Writer, actor and comedian B.J. Novak, best known for his role as the temp Ryan Howard on NBC’s “The Office,” will be performing at Graham Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 17 for Social Programming Board’s Spring Comedy Show.

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Cadenza’s picks: Spring WILD and comedy surveys

On Sunday, Social Programming Board released its Spring Talent Survey for WILD and the semesterly comedy show. Here are Cadenza’s favorites from the survey.