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The Daily Northwestern

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...

Student plays a game with two other Northwestern students at a live show.

Late-night television group The Blackout continues to grow and inspire the comedy scene on campus

January 5, 2022

“Think Colbert meets Key & Peele…now lower your standards. A lot,” The Blackout’s logline reads. The Blackout is Northwestern’s Emmy-winning part-late-night, part-comedy show. Founded in...

John Mulaney accepting his Emmy he won for Kid Gorgeous at Radio City in 2018. The comedian and writer will appear in a virtual Q&A to Northwestern students on May 25.

A&O re-announces virtual Q&A on May 25 with John Mulaney

May 21, 2020

A&O confirmed Thursday that comedian and writer John Mulaney will be participating in a Zoom Q&A to Northwestern students on May 25, after taking down announcement posts shortly after their initial announcement...

Members of The Blackout pose for a picture after winning the College Television Award in the Variety category. The award ceremony took place Saturday in Los Angeles.

The Blackout wins first-ever College Television Award for ‘Quarter Update’

March 20, 2019

For movies, there’s the Oscars. For theater, there’s the Tony Awards. And for college television, one of the most prestigious honors is the College Television Awards. The Blackout, Northwestern’s...

Communication junior Diego Abraham performs as part of The Blackout, a campus late night show.

The ins and outs of making it — or breaking it — in Northwestern’s comedy scene

February 13, 2019

At Northwestern, there are two paths for aspiring comedians: either you make The Titanic Players improv team freshman year, or you don’t. First-years can forget about trying for the Mee-Ow Show — rumor...

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