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February 28, 2015 - 5:39pm
The former talk show host gave Turning Stone patrons plenty to laugh about with a fast-paced barrage of hilarity.

As he took the stage at the Turning Stone Event Center on Wednesday evening, Craig Ferguson promised each member of the audience would leave his standup set offended by something he said over the next 80 or so minutes.

But if any part of his routine upset me, I was too busy laughing hysterically to even notice. 

January 25, 2015 - 10:23pm
University Union lines up 'Workaholics' co-creator and star for stand-up show.

While it seems that Adam DeVine is all over TV and film lately, he soon will be at Syracuse University, too.

University Union announced Sunday night that the co-creator, writer, and star of the hit Comedy Central show Workaholics will perform at Goldstein Auditorium on Feb. 24.

October 24, 2012 - 11:19am
Jesse Tyler Ferguson shared what it was like struggling with his sexuality during his teenage years.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s parents forced him to drop out of his high school musical after they caught him trying to shoplift gay porn.

Ferguson, to this day, disagrees with the way his parents handled the situation.

“Note to parents everywhere: If you feel like your child is struggling with his sexuality and he’s caught stealing gay porn, let your kid do the goddamned musical,” he said.

December 20, 2011 - 8:25am
Several campus humor groups, including Zamboni Revolution, has helped shape the new culture of the female comedienne.

Jenna Race walks quickly down a short flight of steps and heads straight toward the right side of the wooden floor raised just a few inches off the ground. The floor is mostly used as a platform for students to easily see their professor as he or she teaches in Kittridge Auditorium in Huntington Beard Crouse Hall. But on Nov. 12 at 8 p.m., when Race walks out, that bland wooden floor becomes a bright stage.

March 23, 2011 - 12:01am
The YouTube sensation entertained students in Goldstein Auditorium Tuesday night with his smart, shameless style.

Slouched over his keyboard like the Peanuts’ resident pianist Schroeder, Bo Burnham’s shaggy, blond hair shakes to the rhythm as he pounds the keys and belts his original ballad, “Love is.”

“I want you, yea, like JFK wa-aa-nted a car with a roof.”

November 8, 2010 - 8:14pm
The comedic has-been offended his Fulton bowling alley audience more than he entertained it.

Lakeview Lanes is like any other bowling alley in Central New York. It’s a large facility with more than 20 lanes hosting men’s, women’s and mixed leagues. It’s offset from the road along Route 3 in Fulton, N.Y., just 10 minutes or so past the heart of town.  Lining the top of the building, a giant red sign sits atop an even larger bowling pin. You can’t miss it.

March 6, 2010 - 9:46am
Review: Bo Burnham's humor is lightning-quick, literate, and at times absurdist — more along the lines of Martins, both Steve and Demetri.

Millions of people have watched YouTube celeb Bo Burnham perform his self-accompanied, self-deprecating humorous tunes. The musical comedian had a more intimate audience Friday night when about 500 saw his routine live in Syracuse.

May 1, 2009 - 9:34am
Student stand-up comedians struggle and succeed with an isolating art.

Syracuse University senior Matt Harris knows his roots as a stand-up comedian.

“I’m a big fan of George Carlin,” Harris said.  “I wish I could write like him, and I try, but nobody writes like Carlin.”

Harris is a leader of the Woo-Hoo Comedy Club at SU, and he’s been performing stand-up comedy since his sophomore year.  He said he got into stand up after a girl told him he was funny at a party.

“I was pretty bombed, and she was like, ‘You should try stand-up,'” Harris said.  “I thought, ‘Hey, why not?’”

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May 1, 2009 - 9:14am
Reuben Bresler, a 20-year-old stand-up comic from Ohio University, shares what it takes to make others laugh.

Listen to this interview wtih Reuben Bresler, a Ohio college student cultivating a stand-up act in hopese of turning it into a full-time career.