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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...

Former NIU student gains fan base for online videos

Eric Beesley

March 1, 2011

DeKALB | College students spend hours at a time browsing the internet for side splitting videos to pass the time. NIU students can now follow some former Huskies who are attempting to make it in the movie business. Andrew Morris, former NIU student who now attends Columbia College in Chicago, has form...

Racial jokes may do more harm than good

Taurean Small

February 7, 2011

When it comes to comedy, I was always the first person to laugh at the "distasteful jokes." Not because they're funny all the time, but because I felt the need to break the ice. I'm sure you can imagine how hard it is to entertain a crowd of people who think you're a racist. But as I got older I felt less...

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...

Previewing TV’s fall line up: Comedy Edition

Phil Case

October 11, 2010

Dear Blog, After subjecting myself to premiere after premiere over the last few weeks in an effort to establish a nightly schedule that requires my constant presence on the couch, I think I am ready to publicly present my preliminary opinions on the new fall TV lineups. Here is the rundown of the come...