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Parker Otto

January 29, 2020

Comedian Brian Regan delivered family-friendly humor Sunday in a fantastic stand-up act at the Egyptian Theatre.The show touched on marching bands, starvation and political opinions, with all jokes resulting in a lot of laughs.Regan delivered clean-cut but hilarious humor that proved profanity is not ne...

Comedian to visit DeKalb

Comedian Brian Regan will perform 7 p.m. Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Parker Otto

January 20, 2020

DeKALB — Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, sports and guns will be among the topics comedian Brian Regan will joke about in his upcoming performance 7 p.m. Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre.The staff of the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., is more than ready for Regan’s arrival, Jeanine Holcomb, mar...

Piff the Magic Dragon entertains Egyptian Theatre with comedy and magic

Piff the Magic Dragon (left) and dancer Jade Simone prepare for Piff's magic act.

Parker Otto

November 17, 2019

DeKALB – Comedian, magician and loser of “America’s Got Talent,” Piff the Magic Dragon killed it with a fantastic magic act before a crowd that nearly filled up the 1,450-seat  Egyptian Theatre. The act was a blend of comedy and magic that began 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, ...

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis tribute group to perform in DeKalb

Parker Otto

October 20, 2019

DeKALB — The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show will perform 8 p.m. Friday at The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. The act will pay tribute to the famous duo of singer Dean Martin, played by Tom Stevens, and comedian Jerry Lewis, played by Tony Lewis, according to the Egyptian Theatre website....

Trevor Noah travels to DeKalb for Saturday show

Parker Otto

October 9, 2019

DeKALB – Trevor Noah, stand up comedian and “The Daily Show” host, will perform at the Convocation Center 7 p.m. Saturday after being booked by NIU. The performance comes after a nearly year-long delay, with ticket prices starting at $25.50, according to the Convocation Center’s webpage. Noah...

Alternative media is needed to satisfy the public hunger

Anthony Parlogean

September 29, 2019

There are controversial subjects that are either too complicated or taboo to be discussed in depth in mainstream media. Despite these difficulties, ideas should never be inhibited. Alternative platforms that exist are essential because they allow ideas to be discussed unfiltered which wouldn’t be pos...

Trevor Noah to perform campus comedy show

Northern Star Entertainment Staff

September 3, 2019

After a long wait, stand up comedian and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah will come to the Convocation Center.The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 with ticket prices starting at $25.50, according to the Convocation Center’s webpage. Noah was originally scheduled to arrive in DeKalb Nov....

Lewis Black performs at the Egyptian Theatre

Katie Finlon

March 3, 2013

Lewis Black didn’t hesitate for a second to say that “we the people” are the problem with the United States and its politics. Black performed 9 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. He touched on topics like healthcare, social security, Facebook as “the world’s most irritating...

Brian Posehn brings laughs to the House Cafe

Comedian Brian Posehn performs his stand-up comedy act at the House Cafe on Friday night. His stand-up focused on personal anecedotes and his love for all things nerdy, particularly Star Wars.

Katie Finlon

February 10, 2013

This comedian won’t even touch religion and politics. Everything else, whether it is his own body or equating Star Wars with drugs, is fair game. Brian Posehn performed new stand-up comedy material at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. After a last-minute cancellation from Ot...

Black is the night: Comedian entertains with his ‘raw and on-point’ humor.

Lewis Black preformed at the Egyptian Theatre Thursday

Connor Rice

October 6, 2011

"Let's start by bringing those expectations down." Those were the first words out of Lewis Black's mouth Thursday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., and they were met with cheers from the audience. But it didn't take long for Black to put his foot in his mouth. Lewis Black, despite appearin...

Brian Posehn delivers with usual brand of comedy

Brian Posehn entertains Otto's Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, on Friday night.

Connor Rice

November 14, 2010

Metal, marijuana and masturbation. When comedian Brian Posehn promised the crowd that is was "about to get stupid in here" before he began his set Friday night at Otto's Nightclub, he was ready to make good on it. Posehn, who has maintained a cult following through his stand-up comedy material and bit ro...

Comedian Brian Posehn to headline Otto’s Friday

Brian Posehn, who has made a career in film and television as a

Troy Doetch

November 8, 2010

You know Brian Posehn.You may recognize his distinct features as those of the absent-minded mail clerk from the sitcom Just Shoot Me, or as belonging to a variety of small characters in a variety of syndicated television shows. Whether it’s as Kramer’s acting peer on Seinfeld, or as one of the mutants...