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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...

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The city of neighborhoods: A student’s guide to Chicago

August 11, 2023

As seniors leave Northwestern, many regret never having explored the city so close to their campus.  The country’s third-largest city, Chicago bustles with unique experiences and an identity unlike...

Three people laughing. A woman wearing a black turtleneck shirt next to two men in suits.

Practical Theatre Company returns to Evanston full time with residency at Studio5

April 16, 2023

Northwestern alumni Paul Barrosse (Communication ’80) and Vic Zielinski (Weinberg ’78, Communication M.A. ’79, Pritzker ’83) craved a return to comedy after decades of working in Los Angeles. “We...

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“Mee-ow You See Me” comedy show to premiere in Shanley Pavilion

February 25, 2022

The Mee-Ow Show is set to perform in Shanley Pavilion this weekend. The show will run four times from Feb. 24 through Feb. 26, and is the comedy group’s second production of the quarter. “We...

In an animated drawing, a person stands on stage holding a microphone lit by a spotlight. Two laughing faces in the foreground turn to each other.

An industry of swiss army knives: Students reflect Northwestern’s comedy scene

January 18, 2022

While some students have dedicated years to crafting the perfect punchline, others at Northwestern are just getting started in the comedy scene. Communication sophomore Orly Lewittes’s comedy career...

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