Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Bill Burr brings candid comedy style to NoHo

By Dave Coffey

December 5, 2011

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

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

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

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

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...

Jeff Dunham throws his voice at the Mullins Center

By Jessica Troland

October 23, 2011

Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham brought his show “Controlled Chaos” to the Mullins Center this past Thursday. As audiences flooded into the massive arena, Dunham entertained the crowd with some preliminary fan-service...

Jeff Dunham to Control Chaos at Mullins

By Jessica Troland

October 19, 2011

One of the nation’s most famous comedians, Jeff Dunham, is bringing his ventriloquist tour to the University of Massachusetts Mullins Center on Thursday, Oct. 20. Dunham’s comedic career as a ventriloquist began when he was just 8-years-old after receiving his first dummy, Morti...

UMass hosts local, nation-wide improv talents

By Kaitlyn Bigica

April 11, 2011

Also see: Slideshow: Peace, love and laughs at Comedy Stock On April 8 and 9 at 6:30 p.m., comedians from across the country took the stage in Bartlett 65 to showcase their comedic talents and create a room full of laughter an...

Semester off to a Sketchy start

By Eleine Fang

February 16, 2011

The Sketch-22 crowd was simmering with excitement last Saturday night, as a packed house rushed to find seats in the already-jammed Herter 231 auditorium. The first performance of the year had fans, friends and family alike waiting in ...

Black takes a chill pill

By Tappan Parker

November 21, 2010

An older crowd was found packing into the Calvin Theater last Friday evening, awaiting the comedic ranting of Lewis Black. John Bowman, a fellow comedian, joined Black on stage. The last time Black was in the area was for UMass’...

Lewis Black is back in the Pioneer Valley

By Tappan Parker

November 18, 2010

When looking for comedy, most wouldn’t pay money to see an angry old guy yell and swear at you in the form of an angry rant about all the problems in today’s modern society. Generally, we go to our grandparents for that. But thousands in the Pioneer Valley will be paying to...

Daniel Tosh of Tosh.O Touring This Way

By Kate Evans

October 26, 2010

Have you seen the viral Internet video, “David After Dentist?” More importantly, have you laughed at it? Daniel Tosh has. Tosh, of Comedy Central’s 30-minute comic segment “Tosh.O” will be performing at the Mullins Center at the University of Massachuset...