Northern Star

InFocus: Where do you get election news?

Perspective Staff

October 6, 2016

Kristen AdamsColumnistI watched the presidential debate on Sept. 26 and tried my best not to be swayed by the immediate media backlash. I watched the debate live on Fox News in order to get first-hand information. Once the debate ended, I looked at news articles from CNN, Fox News and NBC to see who the...

Nick Swardson adds humor to true stories for show

Lauren Iverson

September 16, 2014

Comedian and actor Nick Swardson aims for his stand-up to make the audience feel like they’re hanging out in his living room.Swardson will perform 8 p.m. today at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. Tickets are $39.50.Northern Star: When did you first know you loved performing?Nick Swardson: I ...

Demetri Martin promotes TV special

Comedian Demetri Martin, best known for Important Things with Demetri Martin and his recurring role on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, has a stand-up comedy special, Demetri Martin: Stand-Up Comedian, which will air 9 p.m. Saturday on Comedy Central.

Shelby Devitt

September 24, 2012

Armed with a giant doodle pad and one-liners, Demetri Martin’s new stand-up comedy special will air 9 p.m. Saturday on Comedy Central. Martin participated in a conference call with journalists from college newspapers across the country. In the midst of establishing which schools were represented, a v...

Brian Regan to perform at Egyptian Theatre Sunday

Katie Finlon

April 25, 2012

Of course the word “cat” has a “k” and two “t”s. You probably also could go for two boxes of doughnuts right about now. And maybe, just maybe, you would still play in a baseball league just for the snow cone. Comedian Brian Regan will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135...

Do you want a dump truck full of money

Aaron Brooks

January 17, 2012

I, over winter break, unshackled myself from Comcast's monolithic grasp. I will miss "Archer" and "Justified," but there is no justification for a cable and Internet bill totaling near $100 a month. After all, Comcast's last innovation was Video on Demand, not Smell-O-Vision. I, however, am not cut totall...

The affects of political comedy like Colbert Report, Daily show

Zachary Brictson

November 8, 2010

The popularity and recent noise over Comedy Central's satirical news hosts, John Stewart and Stephen Colbert, raises questions over how much influence the two men and their shows have. Airing four times a week, ‘The Daily Show' and ‘The Colbert Report' cover news about domestic affairs, world ev...