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Young Comedians Showcase Features 3 GU Students

Young Comedians Showcase Features 3 GU Students

Three Georgetown undergraduate students showcased their comedic talent at the local “DC’s Best Young Comedians” showcase held at Dupont Underground on Sept. 6. Student comedians Sahaj Sharda (SFS ’20), Gary Simons (COL ’21) and Daniel Ruescher (COL ’20) performed at the event hosted by entertainment agency Asteria Entertainment last week.[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
PETE HOLMES | In his HBO comedy “Crashing,” based on his own comedic career, Pete Holmes, above, portrayed the ups and downs of trying to make it big in an uninviting industry. Holmes hopes other comedians will find comfort in seeing his own failures on the way to success.

Pete Holmes Reflects on Sharing His Story Through Television

In an age of increasing interest in comedy, Pete Holmes continues to solidify his place among the best of the generation. His show on HBO, “Crashing,” which ended its final season March 10, chronicles a fictionalized version of Holmes’ own bumpy ride to comedic success. The show explores many of[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA | Hasan Minhaj, second from left, spoke in Gaston Hall with South Asian Society president Vishal Menon (MSB '19) and former SAS presidents Bhavya Jha (SFS '17) and Vinoda Basnayake (MSB '03).

Comedian Hasan Minhaj Praises Representation in Media

Comedian and political commentator Hasan Minhaj reflected on the role of identity in his comedy and called for the inclusion of diverse perspectives in the media industry March 28. Both of Minhaj’s parents immigrated to the United States from India and raised Minhaj in the Muslim tradition. In his first[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The Women’s Issue

The Women’s Issue

NETFLIX | The comedy industry has long been a boys’ club with little acceptance of female comedians. Now, trailblazers like Amy Schumer, left, shatter stereotypes and forge their own spaces in the world of comedy, despite barriers to entry.

Women Break Barriers, Leave Mark on Comedy

Today, women are performing stand-up sets in front of stadiums full of people, featuring as cast members on “Saturday Night Live” and hosting their own late-night talk shows. Just a decade ago, however, all of this success seemed nearly impossible. In rare opportunities, comedic actresses have been leading in film[Read More…]

CHRIS DISTEFANO/FACEBOOK | Ahead of his upcoming shows at The DC Drafthouse, Chris Distefano reveals how his upbringing brought him to comedy.

Comedian Chris Distefano Opens Up About His Upbringing and Comedic Path

Actor and comedian Chris Distefano has always wanted to make people laugh. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Distefano credits his family and city for cultivating his passion for comedy. In a phone interview with The Hoya, the comedian discussed his journey in the industry, upcoming shows and his new[Read More…]

by March 3, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
SCHENDEN: In a Dystopian World, Comedic Philosophy Relieves

SCHENDEN: In a Dystopian World, Comedic Philosophy Relieves

Ever since I used to stay up late on summer nights as a child to watch old reruns of “The Twilight Zone,” I’ve had an affinity for the representation of dystopia in the arts. Be it “Blade Runner,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” or anything by Kurt Vonnegut, I always found dystopian[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
BEFORE THE DOOR PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘Aardvark’

★☆☆☆☆ “Aardvark,” writer and director Brian Shoaf’s new film, is incredibly difficult to endure and provides little entertainment or emotional power across its 84-minute run time. The film tells the story of Josh, played by Zachary Quinto, a deeply troubled man with some undefined “condition,” and his inept new therapist,[Read More…]

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘Potted Potter’ Only Shines When Unscripted

Watching “Potted Potter” at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall is a bit like opening the yard-long scroll that serves as the show’s program: ridiculous, excessive and tangentially related to “Harry Potter.” Billed as “all seven ‘Harry Potter’ books in 70 minutes,” “Potted Potter” is surprisingly rife with non-Harry Potter[Read More…]

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Television Review: ‘Champions’

★★★★☆ Mindy Kaling’s new NBC show “Champions” packs heart, humor and pop culture references, but the sitcom falls into a pattern reminiscent of “The Mindy Project.” The show follows failed college baseball player Vince, played by Anders Holm, as he runs his deceased father’s gym in Brooklyn. In the pilot,[Read More…]