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Steve Sweeney debuts at Suffolk with one-man show, “Townie”

Steve Sweeney debuts at Suffolk with one-man show, “Townie”

Morgan Hume
February 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

In an infamous chord progression, the Boston-bred Dropkick Murphy’s begin their hit “Dirty Water,” with a throaty description of their cherished hometown and the river that runs through it. In a sweeping display of well-placed perfection, the group conveys how they appreciate their home. In a sim...

Troupe chooses laughter, first

Troupe chooses laughter, first

Felicity Otterbein
June 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Theater

Some students choose to express their passion. Whether it’s on the field or stage, students of Suffolk University choose to be involved in their university. For Seriously Bent, one of the two sketch comedy groups on campus, they’ve chosen to make people laugh. Despite losing their manager, which...

Seriously Bent presents ‘April Showers’

Seriously Bent presents ‘April Showers’

Katherine Yearwood
April 22, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Seriously Bent, Suffolk’s improv comedy troupe, hosted their annual end of year revue show titled “April Showers,” on Friday. The show involved multiple sketches from spoiled children criticizing their late father over his grave, to a man complaining about not getting sexual favors from his...

Laughter fills Wang Theatre for jester Jerry Seinfeld

Laughter fills Wang Theatre for jester Jerry Seinfeld

Colleen Day
April 15, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Featured Stories

The hit show “Seinfeld” may have been a self-proclaimed show about nothing, but producer and star, Jerry Seinfeld at the sold-out Wang Theater on Friday reassured the audience that there are a lot of laughs about everything still left in his career. During his 70-minute set, Seinfeld’s deadpan...

New action-comedy recycles predictable themes

New action-comedy recycles predictable themes

Katherine Yearwood
February 18, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

Action-comedy, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” came out in theaters Friday and although it proved to be both funny and exciting, the film presented unoriginal themes and a predictable plot line. When the protagonist Eggsy is a toddler, a mysterious man dressed in a fitted black suit comes to his...

Comedy queens chronicle 20 years in the limelight

Comedy queens chronicle 20 years in the limelight

Jonathan Acosta Abi Hassan
February 18, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture

The Batman and Robin dynamic duo of comedy, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, have changed the way the world views women in show business and comedy in the last two decades. So, it came as no surprise that in the last several years, both Fey and Poehler have released books that detail their groundbreaking careers...

‘Better Call Saul’ serves fans with a dose of dark comedy

‘Better Call Saul’ serves fans with a dose of dark comedy

Will Senar
February 12, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

When “Breaking Bad,” one of television’s best dramas, ended, fans wanted more. So, when its creators announced there would be a prequel starring criminal/lawyer Saul Goodman, fans rejoiced. The creators would be giving us a new story that connected to “Breaking Bad” and we get the much-loved...

Seriously Bent hosts fourth annual ‘Eat My Improv’ show

Seriously Bent hosts fourth annual ‘Eat My Improv’ show

Katherine Yearwood
February 4, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus

Seriously Bent, Suffolk’s hilarious and outrageous improv team, hosted their fourth annual “Eat My Improv” competition in the Modern Theatre Saturday. Captains of the Seriously Bent team, seniors John MacGregor, Stephie Kay, and Zach Barker, were the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. As...

Seriously Bent brings back winnings from Chicago National improv tournement

Soleil Barros
April 9, 2013
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus

As the month of March came to a solid ending, Suffolk’s very own Seriously Bent was on a flight to Chicago to attend the National College Improv Tournament. In a nine-hour long competition of 47 different colleges and universities at Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre, Seriously Bent placed fourth overall...

Seriously Bent Brings Laughs to 150 Basement

Seriously Bent Brings Laughs to 150 Basement

Miles Halpine
February 7, 2013
Filed under Campus, News

For a handful of students at Suffolk University, making people laugh just comes naturally. Every Thursday night, for an hour beginning at 10 p.m., a few dozen students fill the 150 Tremont basement for the weekly show by Seriously Bent, Suffolk’s own improv comedy group. Improvisational theatre or...

Comedian Lewis Black speaks about theater, politics

Comedian Lewis Black speaks about theater, politics

Ally Thibault
April 10, 2012
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Comedian Lewis Black, of many Comedy Central stand-up specials and Daily Show fame, was on hand at the Modern Theater earlier this week to discuss his life as a playwright and comic. Alongside moderator and old Yale pal Robert Brustein, founder of the American Repertory Theatre and distinguished scholar-in-residence...

Sketch comedy in review: The Whitest Kids U Know

David Frederick
February 15, 2012
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Last Friday, The Whitest Kids U Know performed at Royale Nightclub downtown for the next stop on their 2012 tour, which is celebrating the five-year run of their show on FUSE and later IFC. Read More »...

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