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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

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...

Person in a patterned suit stands on a stage, with people walking over a bridge on the set behind him.

David Brown draws lessons from Northwestern in ‘Jury Duty’

June 1, 2023

“Jury Duty” captured hearts and minds across the world this spring. A new comedy show, it follows a court case through the eyes of one juror who thinks it’s all real — but everyone else is an actor. David...

Alex Weisman.

Northwestern alum cast in ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ on Broadway

October 4, 2017

A&E After Inauguration Day, Alex Weisman (Communication ’10) needed an escape. To brighten his day, Weisman picked up a copy of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” returning to the...

Michael Che performs a stand-up set in Ryan Auditorium on Wednesday. The “Saturday Night Live” cast member took the stage for an event hosted by A&O Productions and Northwestern Sketch Television.

SNL comedians take stage for stand-up show

May 25, 2017

As soon as he stepped onto the Ryan Auditorium stage, Michael Che acknowledged that some audience members might be uncomfortable with his jokes. “I’m OK with that,” he said. Che, who is known...

Source: Saturday Night Lives Weekend Update

SNL’s Michael Che to headline A&O, NSTV comedy event

May 16, 2017

Comedian Michael Che will headline a stand-up comedy event May 24, A&O Productions and Northwestern Sketch Television announced Tuesday. Che, known for his work on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,”...

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