comedy

New places to take the stage, open mics outside the campus bubble

There are plenty of venues in the city that host open mics that you can check out and use to expand your audience.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Netflix highlights Black comedy: ‘Astronomy Club’ provides relatable humor

Sketch comedy isn’t my thing, but after giving “Astronomy Club” a chance I found a show that had me laughing in a way that I thought a sketch comedy show never would.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Jamming with Jammin’ Toast: Laughing with the Pikers

It is a film screening, a comedy show and so much more.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Good Things: Rhea Butcher on softball history and comedy

Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based comedian from outside Cleveland, Ohio. They have appeared on Adam Ruins Everything, Comedy Central, Conan and more. I spoke with Butcher about baseball, softball and, of course, jokes.

| Senior Sports Editor

Ken Jeong talks acting, medical experience at SPB comedy show

This past Thursday, April 4, comedian Ken Jeong, known for roles like Ben Chang on “Community” and Mr. Chow from the Hangover movies, came to Washington University for Social Programming Board’s Spring Comedy Show.

| Associate Editor

Crime and furnishment: ‘Unnecessary Farce’ fills a simple set with slapstick humor

Cast N’ Crew performed their final show of the semester, “Unnecessary Farce,” this weekend, April 4-7. The show ran with five performances from Thursday to Sunday, and I was lucky enough to attend Thursday night’s show.

Isabella Neubauer | Senior Cadenza Editor

‘Clean comedian’ Ryan Hamilton to perform at Helium Comedy Club

Brilliant stand-up comedian Ryan Hamilton is coming to St. Louis Jan. 24-26 at Helium Comedy Club, just 10 minutes from campus.

| Senior Editor

Skits and sketches: Kids On Campus kills with major laughs

When a line starts forming two hours before doors open for a show, it’s obvious that the show is something worth waiting for.

Madelyne Quiroz | Contributing Writer

‘Eighth Grade’ is hard to watch for all the right reasons

Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade” recharges the coming-of-age narrative, successfully tackling young adolescence in the age of social media (read: not a small feat).

| Senior Cadenza Editor

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

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