comedy

Howard embodies comedic and dramatic roles with gusto

By SAMANTHA KOHL – 8 years ago

As an only child, Asia Howard ’16 filled her adolescent world with characters taking the form of stuffed animals and imaginary friends. Things haven’t changed much—Howard spends much of her…

Comedygeddon weekend promises side-splitting laughs

By ESSIE ASAN – 8 years ago

Three comedy troupes walk into a bar. But substitute the bar for Taylor Hall, Sanders Auditorium and the Shiva and add an audience of rowdy students. The punchline becomes Comedygeddon,…

VSA certifies ComedyNormative

By MATTHEW MCCARDWELL – 8 years ago

From its inception in 2009, ComedyNormative has held a special place in Vassar’s comedy scene. In addition to being the only co-ed stand-up troupe, its lack of auditions speaks to…

The Limit hosts famed improv comedy troupe UCB

By EMMA DANIELS & JACK OWEN – 8 years ago

The traditionally cheeky publication The Onion called the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) “witty, irreverent, and conceptually ambitious.” For once, readers should know that The Onion was serious. UCB is a…

Laughs are hard to find in fall comedy lineup

By MAX ROOK – 8 years ago

It’s that time of year, when all of the TV networks debut their new shows, half of which will be completely forgotten within a year. This has been a particularly…

HEL show to launch Vassar comedy season

By VICTORIA YOUNGBLOOD – 8 years ago

Happily Ever Laughter (HEL), one of Vassar’s many comedy groups, will kick off a semester of laughs this weekend with a night of sketch comedy. The show will be performed…

Horror-comedy has flashes of brilliance

By TYLER WILCH – 8 years ago

What you first need to know about You’re Next is that it is not an insanely amazing movie, nor will it be your favorite. However, there is just about no…

Bamford’s comedy defies cultural taboos

By STEVEN WILLIAMS – 8 years ago

With the comedy of Maria Bamford, it is easy to be lured into thinking that her frenetic ramblings and constant use of different voices would lead her comedy into more…