comedy

Comedy webshow fuses stand-up with personal lens

By CONNOR MCILWAIN AND RHYS JOHNSON – 5 years ago

Making people laugh is a time-honored tradition at Vassar, and one that never fails to capture the eyes and ears of the com­munity. Whatever the form–stand-up, sketch or improv–the various…

Sketch comedy blends with sounds of No-ViCE bands

By EMMA ROSENTHAL – 6 years ago

This past weekend, the Mug held a dual-genre event for audiences to laugh and jam out, in that order. No-ViCE and Special Events collaborated to host comedians and musical guests…

Zine creates new outlet for comedy

By JAKE SOLOMON – 7 years ago

Although it may sometimes seem that established groups dominate Vassar’s art scene, students are always coming up with new ways to innovate and create new artistic spaces. This fall, at…

Student comedy groups must take risks

By FRANK HOFFMAN – 7 years ago

There was a time when we were Laughingstocks. Some people in the school still call us that. But that title doesn’t exist anymore, dissolved by a frozen budget and a…

Birbiglia’s comedic format breaks conventional molds

By MARK BRAMHILL – 7 years ago

When writing a comedy set, a comedian has to decide the right balance of one-liners, riffs and personal stories. Some comics overburden their sets with one-liner after one-liner, leaving the…

College comedy groups organize first annual festival

By ANNA IOVINE – 7 years ago

On Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, Vassar hosted its first College Comedy Festival, also known as ComFest. The two-day event featured 24 acts, including both college and professional…

Improv group traverses spectrum of comedic material

By SAMANTHA KOHL – 7 years ago

Just as improvisation happens organically, Committed, one of two improvisational comedy groups at Vassar, originated at random. During the summer of 2012, Hannah Jay ’15 and Harris Gordon ’15 ran…

Even walls can talk on ‘Bang! Bang!’

By ALBERT MUZQUIZ – 7 years ago

The second season of “Comedy Bang! Bang!,” the incredibly funny and exasperatingly bizarre talk show hosted by Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts, is as funny as it is anti-funny. “Comedy…

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