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Comedian keeps humor family-friendly

Comedian keeps humor family-friendly

By 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...

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

Comedian to visit DeKalb

By 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...

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

Piff the Magic Dragon entertains Egyptian Theatre with comedy and magic

By 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...

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis tribute group to perform in DeKalb

By 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...

Trevor Noah travels to DeKalb for Saturday show

By 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...

Alternative media is needed to satisfy the public hunger

By 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...

Trevor Noah to perform campus comedy show

By 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...

Lewis Black performs at the Egyptian Theatre

By 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...

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.

Brian Posehn brings laughs to the House Cafe

By 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...

Lewis Black preformed at the Egyptian Theatre Thursday

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

By 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...

Brian Posehn entertains Ottos Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, on Friday night.

Brian Posehn delivers with usual brand of comedy

By 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...

Brian Posehn, who has made a career in film and television as a that guy and developed a large fanbase as an underground comedian, will perform stand-up at Ottos this Friday.

Comedian Brian Posehn to headline Otto’s Friday

By Troy Doetch | November 7, 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...