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Rebecca O' Neal, co-host and notable Chicago comic, performing her sketch at Cole's Bar, 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave., Oct 26.

Small clubs, big stars: Established and amateur comics flock to comedy open mics

October 31, 2016

It is Wednesday night and the music of local Chicago musician Jamila Woods comes through the speakers at Cole’s Bar in Logan Square. The neighborhood dive is filled with friends talking, drinking and p...

Part-time faculty union President Diana Vallera enters the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St., May 18 for an ongoing National Labor Relations Board hearing regarding full-time staff members' eligibility to teach courses and have union representation.

P-Fac members, more college witnesses take stand in NLRB hearing

June 6, 2016

Following the testimony of full-time staff, members of the college’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, and other college employees were called as witnesses in a National Labor Relations Board hearing re...

Comedy Central roast proves Justin Bieber still a ‘Baby’

By Managing Editor

April 6, 2015

Notorious pop sensation Justin Bieber appeared as the Comedy Central roastee in a March 30 roast hosted by comedian Kevin Hart.The special segment was reportedly one of Bieber’s long-standing dreams, as stated in a Jan. 20 Rolling Stone report.“Justin has been asking us for years to roast him, so we kept telling him to create some more material and we’re thrilled he listened,” an unidentified Comedy Central represen...

Chris Gethard’s DIY philosophy

Chris Gethard is the host of the do-it-yourself style weekly comedy program “The Chris Gethard Show” on MNN and

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

December 1, 2014

Failure is nothing new to comedian Chris Gethard.Gethard’s self-titled weekly variety show has had its fair share of ups and downs in its six-year run. From having P. Diddy appear on the show to gett...

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the comedy duo of Comedy Central’s acclaimed show “Broad City,” brought their live act to Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. on Nov. 12.

Windy City bows to hilarious ‘Broad City Live’ performance

November 17, 2014

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson may be known for their Comedy Central show, the hilarious and critically acclaimed comedy “Broad City,” but they proved their unlimited array of talent Nov. 12 at Linco...

Someone you should know: Lara Marie Schoenhals

Someone you should know: Lara Marie Schoenhals

March 31, 2014

Lara Marie Schoenhals, a 2008 film & video alumna, never thought she would graduate and go onto become a New York Times best-selling author. But one night in 2010 spurred a series of events that would lead her to do just that. Schoenhals’ good friend Tanner Cohen came up...

Update from Romney event at the Wit Hotel

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 6, 2012

Dan Rutherford, Ill. Treasurer and chair of the Illinois chapter of Mitt Romney’s campaign, addressed a crowd gathered at the Wit Hotel, 201 N. State St., for the Romney party sponsored by the Chicago Young Republicans.Rutherford began his speech by saying that it is a unique time for Illinois. He is proud to have a president from Illinois, “but it’s time to change that,” he said.Rutherford believes there were two ...

Film, video professor retires after 33 years

By Lisa Schulz

April 2, 2012

Traditional retirements are often sad occasions with teary send-off speeches. At Columbia, however, they involve a review of 33 years of accomplishments in a 45-minute film of award-winning clips ranging from 1970s documentaries to comedy sketches starring Stephen Colbert.Dan Dinello, professor in the Film & Video Department, and a distinguished scholar, journalist and author, showcased his work March 22 for faculty, sta...

Lincoln LOLz

By Amanda Murphy

November 21, 2011

When walking past the Lincoln Restaurant, it’s hard to imagine anything beyond its doors other than the typical diner dishes and décor. But past the plastic tables and linoleum floor resides one of Chicago’s best kept secrets.With 12 years under its proverbial belt, The Lincoln Lodge, which shares the restaurant space at 4008 N. Lincoln Ave., has been home to a number of successful comedians and gained the title of the l...

Not your grandma’s game of ‘pHlip Cup’

By Sophia Coleman

September 12, 2011

The classic frat-house party game “Flip- Cup” just got a little more interesting.Now, thanks to comedy club pH Productions, every Friday at 10 p.m. audiences can compete with anyone—from a group of young-minded senior citizens to a team of horny cougars—in the quest to be“Flip-Cup” champion.Each Friday at Studio BE Theatre, 3110 N. Sheffield Ave., a fictional cast of characters tackles a host of obstacles and o...

Depiction of prophet not a radical move for TV show

By SpencerRoush

May 10, 2010

Throughout “South Park”’s 14-season-run on Comedy Central, the creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, have poked fun at nearly every major issue facing the United States, including taboos in society, religion, war and every other controversial topic they could think of.Viewers can always count on the show to push the envelope and produce racy material that is bound to offend someone, but that’s why people watch it.  T...

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