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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Cara Connors, photographed by Sela Shiloni.

Cara Connors: layers of a comedian

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
June 8, 2022

Not long after their first 15 North American shows, stand-up comedian Cara Connors will return to the stage on June 9 at The White Bull Tavern in Boston’s Faneuil Hall for the second leg of their tour,...

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...

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
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...

Sophomore David Potashnik and junior Benjamin Zieper created The Big Ugly Show in their dorms and now holds performances at Democracy Brewery.
Photo by Greyson Acquaviva / Beacon Staff

Student comedians bring stand-up from dorm to bar

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
January 16, 2019

During the first week of last semester, junior Benjamin Zieper and sophomore David Potashnik crammed student comedians into a small dorm room to practice their routines on an audience of peers. After...

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