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A comedian, a politician, a millennial walk into a bar

A comedian, a politician, a millennial walk into a bar

October 16, 2017

 These shots at President Donald Trump from Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert are a staple of late night talk shows. With jokes ranging from lighthearted ribbing to elbow-in-the-gut mocke...

‘LOVE IS LOVE’: Powerful Graphic novel supports Pulse victims

‘LOVE IS LOVE’: Powerful Graphic novel supports Pulse victims

February 13, 2017

“So their love is different. It has to be, to fight so much hate. It’s super love,” says a small boy depicted outside the Orlando nightclub Pulse, honoring its victims.“Yeah,” his dad replies, in...

Vulfpeck keeps the funk on its own terms

By Arts & Culture Editor

February 15, 2016

With a mix of freewheeling funk and top-notch humor, Vulfpeck—the self-proclaimed half-Jewish post-geographic rhythm section—is quickly making a name for itself as one of the most original independent groups to watch. Vulfpeck leader Jack Stratton decided to start the band while attending University of Michigan as a hypothetical rhythm section. The band now features multi-instrumentalists Stratton and Theo Katzman, as well ...

Road to the Eastern Conference Finals

Road to the Eastern Conference Finals

April 20, 2015

I’ve been saying it all year and I’ll say it again: The Chicago Bulls are ready to win a championship this year, and it looks like they will.The Eastern Conference is full of teams that everyone e...

Comedy writer shares industry secrets during box lunch lecture

Comedy writer shares industry secrets during box lunch lecture

April 13, 2015

The cameras were rolling inside Studio A on April 8 as Kirker Butler, a famed animation writer, accompanied by Michael Niederman, chair of the Television Department, stepped onto the 15th floor of the 600 S. Mic...

Chicago: A training ground for comedic talent

By Arts & Culture Reporter

March 9, 2015

In a world devoid of Chicago’s renowned comedic training centers, Stephen Colbert might have been reduced to just a silly sounding French name and Hannibal Buress might only be seen as the funny coworker at the office. Without the city’s legendary comedy scene, the names Bill Murray and Tina Fey might be utterly irrelevant.As a learning ground for some of the most renowned comedians in popular culture, Chicago has achiev...

Back to basics

By Features Editor

September 29, 2014

When CBS tweeted, “Stephen Colbert to be next host of ‘The Late Show’” in April, it was a bittersweet moment for fans. The wry comedic powerhouse will shift to CBS from his long-time home on Comedy Central in 2015, but something will be lost in the process: Stephen Colbert, the character. The bombastic, conservative pundit who started as a correspondent on “The Daily Show” in 1997 and hosted the Emmy Award-wi...

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...

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...

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