comedy

September 13, 2012 - 3:44pm
The Emmy Award-nominated actor will speak at the Goldstein Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

University Union Performing Arts will host “An Evening with Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson” on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Goldstein Auditorium. The LGBT Resource Center and the Television-Radio-Film Department of the S.I.

January 23, 2012 - 3:12pm
Aziz Ansari, comedian and actor in the television series Parks and Recreation, to perform at the OnCenter in April.

Comedian Aziz Ansari will perform his stand-up routine at the OnCenter Arena in Syracuse Friday, April 13, University Union Performing Arts announced Monday.

Ansari, also an actor on shows Parks and Recreation and Human Giant, has appeared in several movies, including Get Him to the Greek and 30 Seconds or Less.

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.

April 15, 2011 - 12:49pm
First-year students shine in the Tony-award winning musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."

There was hardly an open seat on the floor of the Goldstein Auditorium as the First Year Players opened their rendition of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The actors' vibrant performances were the strong point of the single act, two-hour play.


“The Spelling Bee” is about pre-teens, complete with stereotypical personalities, trying to win their county's top spelling competition. It's a musical sprinkled with humor and has been preformed on Broadway, as well as by theater groups all over the world.

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.

October 27, 2010 - 10:03am
Review: The popular comedian performs to a sold-out Syracuse crowd Tuesday, showcasing his talent to transform dark situations into hilarious anecdotes.

The night of comedy uncommonly began with AC/DC’s “Back in Black” and ended with an audience sing-along.

October 17, 2010 - 9:41pm
Comedian-actor livens up Syracuse University's homecoming weekend with a refreshing performance on Saturday.

Film and television comedian Damon Wayans delivered a refreshingly hilarious performance to Syracuse University's homecoming crowd. And judging by the crowd’s reaction, the headliner didn’t disappoint.

Phi Beta Sigma fraternity teamed up with Omega Phi Beta sorority to host the event in Goldstein Auditorium in Schine Student Center Saturday night.

August 25, 2010 - 7:52pm
It can be tough to choose from among 200 comedies, musicals and dramas at the budget-friendly festival.

What happens when you have 200 plays, five days in New York City to see them, and a student budget?

The answer: Choose whichever one seems promising and pray that it’s worth the inexpensive $15 ticket. And this was the conundrum I found myself in during the second week of the New York International Fringe Festival.

Fringe Theater is theater that is non-mainstream, the type that is off-Broadway and not meant for mass appeal. In other words, no Wicked or Jersey Boys.

October 21, 2009 - 9:26am
Want to ROFL, LMAO or LOL in Syracuse? Check out the local improv comedy scene.

Quick, what’s the fastest growing form of comedy entertainment in Syracuse at the moment? 

Ding! Time’s up.

The answer is improv comedy. 

“The improv scene in Syracuse is blowing up right now. It’s exploding,” said Nick Davoli, a member of the Syracuse improv troupe Saltine Warrior

October 14, 2009 - 2:44pm
Kanye told her Beyonce had the best video, but clearly he didn't see this.

I was flipping through some of my HD music channels this afternoon and thought I missed the most unique mainstream collaboration in quite some time. Turns out T-Pain and "T-Swizzle" recorded this track ("Thug Story") back in the early summer for the CMT Music Awards. It still merits a viewing even today however...