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“Comics of Color” will give platform to POC performers

“Comics of Color” will give platform to POC performers

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
November 2, 2022

A live comedy-variety show invites people of color to share their comedic talents through sketch, improv, and stand-up. The event, hosted by Stand Up in the Park, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3 at...

Comedians perform at the All-Troupe show.

All-Troupe show brings out the best from Emerson’s comedians

By Jackson Bailey, Correspondent
September 22, 2022

A large crowd gathered outside the Student Performance Center last Friday night with anticipation building for “Too Loud,” the All-Troupe showcase meant to reintroduce 13 comedy orgs to audience members...

Too Loud is a collaborative showcase of comedy troupes on campus.

All-Troupe show “Too Loud” aims to excite and welcome new comedians

By Jackson Bailey, Correspondent
September 14, 2022

The Emerson Comedy Alliance All-Troupe comedy showcase is set to return on Sept. 16 with a slew of performers promoting their respective comedy troupes.  A total of 12 organizations will be participating...

Courtesy of Sophie Bellone.

ComEx returns in person this weekend

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor
April 20, 2022

Comedy Extravaganza, also known as ComEx, will be returning for its annual comedy showcase in person this weekend for the first time in two years. Presented by The Center for Comedic Arts, the student-run...

The Girlie Project performing their comedy show, Alaina.

Comedy troupe, The Girlie Project, performs hilarious rendition of ‘Annie’ called ‘Alaina’

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
October 28, 2021

Most people are familiar with the classic story of “Annie”—an orphan girl who is selected to live with rich man Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks who eventually adopts her. But how about this: instead...

Kiran Deol, a South Asian American comedian, actress, and filmmaker.

Comedian Kiran Deol emphasizes need for diversity in comedy ahead of upcoming show

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
October 27, 2021

Like many industries in the US, the comedic arts are dominated by white males, making it especially noteworthy and necessary when women of color take the stage.  Kiran Deol is headlining a show on...

The first comedic arts class as freshmen, when they entered the college in 2016.

First comedic arts major graduates reflect on program one year later

By Taina Millsap, Staff Writer
April 21, 2021

Following their 2020 graduation, Emerson’s first comedic arts class is finding new ways to do what they love in the midst of the pandemic—from hosting podcasts to writing self-help books.  The...

 I can’t help but think that having a more diverse mix of students and teachers would do wonders for not only comedy, but nearly everything at Emerson. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Major Thoughts: Embracing comedic and cultural identity

By Brandon Ratcliff
November 21, 2018

This article is part of the "Major Thoughts" series. Contributors will be voicing their opinions about their major, including improvements they would like to see and advice for other students.  When...

 I can’t help but think that having a more diverse mix of students and teachers would do wonders for not only comedy, but nearly everything at Emerson. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Major Thoughts: Take us seriously, comedic arts curriculum is no laughing matter

By Sean Deringer
November 15, 2018

The notion of a comedic arts major may seem preposterous to many—some may even consider it a joke. I’ve heard countless people say, “You can’t teach comedy. It is just something that comes naturally,”...

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