Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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

By Soren Hough

March 5, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy, Culture, Movies

“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

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy, Culture, Lifestyle, Words

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

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy, Culture, Music

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

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Comedy, Culture

“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

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy, Culture

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

Filed under Comedy

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

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy

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 ...

Bill Burr brings candid comedy style to NoHo

By Dave Coffey

December 5, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy

Last Thursday night, stand-up comedian Bill Burr played to a packed house at the Calvin Theater in Northampton. Burr was supported by fellow comedian Doug Saulnier. Saulnier began his set by saying how great it was to be back ...

Comedian Bill Burr to perform at Calvin Theatre tonight

By Dave Coffey

December 1, 2011

Filed under Comedy

Bill Burr will bring his brand of raunchy and reckless stand-up comedy to the Calvin Theatre in Northampton tonight. After selling out Carnegie Hall on Nov. 11, Burr received the Comedian of the Year award at the Boston Comed...

Russell Brand brings his comic ministry to UMass

By Kate Evans

November 20, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy

Arriving 40 minutes late with only a five-minute opening act to entertain restless fans may have ruffled some feathers Saturday night, but such a transgression could be easily forgiven when perpetrated by the likes of comedian...

Comedian Russell Brand plans UMass takeover

By Kate Evans

November 16, 2011

Filed under Comedy

Going to work at MTV dressed as Osama bin Laden the day after the Sept 11, 2001 attacks may seem a bit over the top. Then again, so may receiving The Sun’s Shagger of the Year Award for three consecutive years. Instead of bei...

Calling all confectionary creeps: sweetening the deal with kids

By Eleine Fang

October 27, 2011

Filed under Comedy

Editor’s friendly reminder:  This article is written in the name of humor. Please try not to be a criminal. To all the creepers and criminals looking for a way to make use of that old white van waiting in the...