stand-up comedy

October 10, 2017 - 8:54pm
The Daily Show correspondent will be in Goldstein Auditorium on October 27.

Comedian and actor Hasan Minhaj is coming to Syracuse University in late October. Thanks to a partnership between University Union and University Lectures, Minhaj will be in Goldstein Auditorium on Oct. 27 at 7:30 pm. 

October 6, 2016 - 12:33pm
Comedian and actor Chris D’Elia will perform during the first Performing Arts stand-up show of the year.

Hollywood comic and NBC's Undateable star Chris D’Elia will be the headline performer for Family Weekend's stand-up show, according to University Union.

He will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Goldstein Auditorium. Tickets for D'Elia's show will go on sale this Friday, Oct. 7, at noon, and can be purchased online or at the Schine Box office. They cost $10 for Syracuse students and faculty, $15 for family members, and $20 fot the general public.

April 8, 2016 - 9:01am
Joyelle Nicole opened for the multi-talented star, who spread his humor in Goldstein Auditorium on March 31.

Syracuse University students gathered to watch stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress perform in Goldstein Auditorium on March 31. Buress, a stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter from Chicago, is most recognized for his acting roles as Lincoln Rice in the Comedy Central series Broad City and as the sidekick to Eric Andre on The Eric Andre Show.

November 23, 2014 - 5:44pm
Review: For two Hollywood stars visiting SU's campus, one proves that strength is essential to success, and the other that sometimes talented people get mired in talentless shows.

Sitting on the Hendricks Chapel stage, she could have been another member of Syracuse University's Xi chapter of the Omega Phi Beta sorority. Comfortable and conversational, Dascha Polanco, one of the stars of the Emmy award-winning Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, spoke to an intimate crowd of about a hundred (mostly women) on Wednesday night.

November 3, 2014 - 2:07pm
Review: Energetic comedian Kevin Hart visited Syracuse Nov. 2 for social media-centric afternoon film screening and an evening of manic stand-up.

God was definitely not playing a trick on Syracuse University when Kevin Hart performed at Goldstein Auditorium on Nov. 2.

October 26, 2014 - 3:52pm
The fleshy comic brought his love of food and his musings on being an American dad to Goldstein Auditorium Saturday night for an hourlong set of stand-up comedy.

Mr. Universe came to Syracuse University on Oct. 25 to talk about what he loves most: food. Comedian Jim Gaffigan performed to a sold out audience in Goldstein Auditorium as part of his national Obsessed tour.

“I love Syracuse. It’s my favorite university in the whole world, and not just because you’re paying me,” Gaffigan said to a thunderous crowd.

October 23, 2014 - 4:39pm
The frenetic actor and comic, known for his starring roles in 'Ride Along' and 'About Last Night,' will visit SU on Nov. 2 for a stand-up set and a Q-and-A/film screening.

Kevin Hart -- the manic, hyperactive comedian who graduated from hilarious bit player in Judd Apatow films to become a Hollywood-ready leading man -- will perform at Goldstein Auditorium on Nov. 2, University Union announced tonight.

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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