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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Kristen Schall (Bob’s Burgers) shows off her Mee-Ow hoodie from her days in the Northwestern student comedy group on the Actors & Characters panel of the Mee-Ow Show Fest.
Back row (L to R): Anjali Bhimani (Ms. Marvel), Dermot Mulroney (Hanna), Peter Grosz (VEEP), J.P. Manoux (Phil of the Future) Front row: Jean Villepique (Upright Citizens Brigade), Romy Rosemont (Glee), Jessica Lowe (Wrecked), Kristen Schall (Bobs Burgers), Ana Gasteyer (Saturday Night Live)

The Mee-Ow Show Fest celebrates comedy group’s 50th year with laugh-out-loud reunion

April 7, 2024

Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss decreed April 6, 2024 as Evanston’s official “Mee-Ow Show Day” on Saturday, honoring the longest running college improv and sketch comedy show in America. “Join the...

Many of the cast from the 1980 show (featured above) went on to create the Practical Theatre Company in Chicago.

The Mee-Ow Show’s semicentennial: Committing to the bit 50 years later

April 5, 2024

For Mee-Ow Comedy, Northwestern’s premier comedy group, committing to the bit can look like “yes, and…” improv, setting your crotch on fire or crashing a framed image and shattering the inset glass...

Ranked the third-best school for aspiring comedians by College Magazine in 2019, Northwestern was once home to many of today’s late-night and stand-up stars.

A guide to Northwestern’s vibrant comedy scene

August 11, 2023

The story is all too familiar: A Wildcat doesn’t make the cut for Mee-Ow their freshman year but goes on to perform at The Second City — Chicago’s premier comedy club — post-graduation, only to...

A person looking at a strip of film.

Northwestern on the big screen: Seven movies featuring Northwestern and Evanston

August 12, 2022

This article contains spoilers. If you’re looking for a way to relax this summer while still “preparing for college,” or just trying to soak up everything related to Northwestern, these are some...

Stephen Colbert (Communication ’86) takes the stage for “A Starry Night,” the gala show capping off a weekend of reunion and celebration for the School of Communication. The show highlighted performances by current students and alumni who have found success from Hollywood to Broadway.

‘A Starry Night’ gala show brings current students, famous alumni together onstage

April 22, 2018

The world isn’t in such good shape, according to Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Communication ’93). D’Abruzzo led the original opening number for “A Starry Night,” the gala hosted by Stephen Colbert...

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