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Second City students keep laughter alive during pandemic

May 20, 2020

After cracking a joke, junior comedy and performance major Case Lowe waited for laughter and sounds of amusement, but instead received a grid of thumbs-up and clapping emojis from classmates on Zoom. ...

During his presentation, held at 600 S. Michigan Ave., nine-time Emmy award-winning Director Don Roy King questions the importance of awards, saying the judges used to spend an entire weekend watching every nominated show vote for whatever interests them rather than which show had the best direction.

Director Don Roy King on the day he became a jerk and the legacy of SNL

February 19, 2020

At the age of 26 Don Roy King received his first Emmy for directing the Mike Douglas Show in 1976, which would become the first of nine in his career—so far. "The very next day, I became a jerk," he said...

For Marin Brablec's (right) senior-year music and composition project, he is putting on a comedy musical about male firemen who are strippers along with the help of senior cinema art and science major Corbin Eaton (left).

Students bring the ‘HEAT’ with comedy musical

November 15, 2019

During his sophomore year of high school, Martin Brablec had the idea for a comedy musical he said would “push a lot of lines.” Now, in his senior year of college, alongside senior cinema art and science ...

OPINION: 'Sticks and Stones' may break bones but should comedy be politically correct?

OPINION: ‘Sticks and Stones’ may break bones but should comedy be politically correct?

September 10, 2019

Editor’s Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to the offensive language used by comedian Dave Chapelle. The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of this term nor the wor...

Comedian KevOnStage makes history with Chicago show

Comedian KevOnStage makes history with Chicago show

May 21, 2019

Texas-native and comedian Kevin Fredericks, also known as KevOnStage, made history by selling out a record-breaking 10,000 seats at an upcoming Chicago show during his U.S. Real Comedians of Social...

“Booksmart,” Olivia Wilde’s directorial film debut, will premiere May 24. It stars (from left) Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein.

Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein get ‘Booksmart’ in new indie film

April 26, 2019

Amy and Molly have spent their high school careers studying nonstop to get into Ivy League schools. On the eve of graduation, they realize their peers got into the same schools even while having fu...

SATIRE: Comedy writing and performance deemed 'most popular and promising' major

SATIRE: Comedy writing and performance deemed ‘most popular and promising’ major

April 1, 2019

Incoming freshmen for Fall 2019 are gravitating toward Columbia’s most successful major: comedy writing and performance. According to a survey on annual income, alumni from the past five ...

Chicago comedy scene no longer a boys’ club

Chicago comedy scene no longer a boys’ club

March 15, 2019

In a Nashville-based improvisation class, junior musical theatre major Caitlin Dobbins was 16 when she was told she would have an issue doing comedy as a woman. Almost six years later, Dobbins will be performing as an ense...

Now streaming: real-time quality of the Chicago River

Now streaming: real-time quality of the Chicago River

February 25, 2019

Nature lovers and others enjoying the Chicago River this spring will be able to use their cell phones to tell how clean — or dirty — the water is under a new program designed to access data on what s...

Faculty Senate President Sean Andrews said the decision to include C-Fac members on the senate has not been discussed as the senate has not been approached directly. 

Faculty Senate responds to C-Fac request, passes motion to reduce transfer student credit requirements

November 16, 2018

Columbia's part-time faculty union will not be joining the Faculty Senate after a recent email from the college administration said the decision would be up to the senate, according to Faculty Senate President Sean Andrews. Even though C-Fac requested representation in union ba...

Riding shotgun with Abbi Jacobson

Riding shotgun with Abbi Jacobson

By Molly Walsh

November 8, 2018

Who hasn’t wanted to get in a car and drive off into the sunset? That is exactly what Abbi Jacobson, best known as co-creator and executive producer of the hit series “Broad City,” did. Overworked ...

Bo Burnham captures a moment in time in 'Eighth Grade'

Bo Burnham captures a moment in time in ‘Eighth Grade’

July 12, 2018

Bo Burnham is a modern renaissance man. Since his humble YouTube beginnings in 2006 that quickly went viral, he has dabbled in mediums across the board, including a stand-up career that earned him spec...

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