Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Comedy Jam’s bucket of laughs not full enough

By Jeremy Paskoff

April 17, 2013

While the University of Massachusetts Comedy Jam elicited some laughs over the weekend, the performances were hit and miss, and left some audience members hoping for more. Newbies and seasoned comedians alike took the stage at Bartlett hall on Friday, April 12 and S...

We Be Jammin’ at UMass’ Annual Comedy Jam

By Jeremy Paskoff

April 12, 2013

Student Valley Productions will begin its annual Comedy Jam this weekend in Room 65 of Bartlett Hall. The event will run over two days, with performances on both Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10 p.m., and admission is fr...

Demetri Martin brought his unique sense of humor to Northampton

By Cory J. Willey

March 15, 2013

Demetri Martin brought his unique brand of humor to the Calvin Theatre on Wednesday, marking Northampton as one of the first stops on his Point Your Face This tour. Levi MacDougall, Martin’s opening act, was a writer on Martin’s former Comedy Central show, “...

Sex Educator makes students say “Oh Megan!”

By Jake Reed

March 14, 2013

When students think of sex-ed, they might get uncomfortable or think they already know it all. But Megan Andelloux, a certified sexologist and sex educator, aims to shatter all stereotypes, and she’s bringing her “Study Sex Col...

Point your face at this article

By Cory J. Willey

March 11, 2013

Comedian Demetri Martin will be bringing his multifaceted, one-liner-driven standup to the Calvin Theater in Northampton this Wednesday for one of the first few stops on his “Point Your Face At This” tour, which promotes h...

“Quartet” a beautiful, loving ode to music and retirement

By Soren Hough

March 5, 2013

“Quartet” is a quiet comedy-drama that tells the story of four elderly men and women living at Beecham House – a home for retired musicians – as they struggle to maintain their identities as they reach old age. ...

Are You Kidding Me?

By Sanah Rizvi

February 14, 2013

Elizabeth Glasband has been though some hilarious, bizarre and sometimes outrageous dates. From scaring her mother’s dates to being held hostage while trying to shop and to almost being imprisoned in Mexico, her book ...

John and Jon bring big laughs to the Calvin

By Ayush Kumar

November 13, 2012

When a performer successfully gets the audience to sing “all we want to do is eat your brains” in a zombie like trance, chances are it was a pretty good night for comedy. In a truly collaborative performance at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, humorist John Hodgman and geek-songwriter ...

Back in Black at the Calvin

By Justin Surgent

November 1, 2012

“It’s not going to be that exciting,” Lewis Black said flatly as he walked out to thunderous applause, “ you've come with an energy I can’t respond to.” But for a 64 year-old man, Black kept up pretty well with the you...

“Black comes back to Calvin”

By Justin Surgent

October 26, 2012

Known for his outright anger and ease with profanity during his politically-charged comedy performances, Lewis Black is one of current day comedy’s icons. Black will be performing at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton tonight at 8 p.m. According to Black’s bio on his website, he is origina...

Birbiglia turns love and loss into laughs

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 29, 2012

From life-endangering episodes of sleepwalking to malignant bladder tumors, Mike Birbiglia has made a name for himself eliciting guffaws from audiences across the nation about seemingly less-than-lighthearted topics. On May 5...

Mr. P continues comedic success in posthumous album

By Danny Marchant

February 28, 2012

It seems like the best artists never receive the recognition they deserve in their own lifetimes. Van Gogh’s paintings didn’t make any money until after Van Gogh died. Patrice O’Neal, who died in November of last year, falls ...