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1 Rest in peace Nark Mook
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:30, p.01
1/31/2022 The parody Twitter account, Nark Mook, has come to an end after the person running the account graduated; photo.
2 UNI parody party inside scoop
Brunsting--Olivia (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:3, p.04
9/2/2021 Different UNI parody accounts from Twitter were interviewed about why they created the accounts and what they hope to do with them in the future. The accounts included UNI Chairs, UNI Squirrels, TC Panther, and Nark Mook.
3 As if dual-factor isn't enough, more steps added
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.07
4/1/2021 A satire article for April Fool's Day about more authentication steps being added in Fall 2021 in further addition to the recently implemented Duo Mobile, a dual-factor authentication process; photo.
4 HLC confuses UNI with NIU
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.06
4/1/2021 A satire piece for April Fool's Day about the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) arriving at the campus of Northern Illinois University (NIU) instead of UNI for their site visit; photo.
5 Provost job still vacant, unsurprisingly
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.05
4/1/2021 A satire piece for April Fool's Day about the Provost leaving in May and the University being unable to find a replacement; photo.
6 Single snowflake spotted; UNI cancels class for week
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.07
4/1/2021 A satire piece for April Fool's Day about Mark Nook cancelling classes because he saw a single snowflake and thought a big snowstorm was coming; photo.
7 TC and TK get the boot thanks to new "brand"
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.05
4/1/2021 A satire piece about TC and TK being replaced by Tony the Tiger and Cap'n Crunch since the mascots are outdated due to the new logo; photo.
8 UNI to add two new sports
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.08
4/1/2021 A satire piece for April Fool's Day about two new sports coming to UNI in the Fall of 2021: ice skating and kite flying; photo.
9 Laugh it up at GBPAC comedy night
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:38, p.04
3/4/2021 The Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) is hosting a comedy night featuring Orlando Leyba and Tammy Pescatelli; photo.
10 Doug Shaw shares the comedy of math
Vadhera--Aashita (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:8, p.04
9/14/2020 Doug Shaw led a Zoom meeting with Karen Mitchell called Comedy of Mathematics. Mitchell credits Doug to the production of the event; photo.
11 Douglas Shaw shares how to tell a joke
Vadhera--Aashita (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:6, p.05
9/7/2020 Douglas Shaw shares how to tell a joke with his Monster Puppet in a five-part series on Youtube alongside the Interpreters Theater; photo.
12 Some Assembly Required presents 'Love Stories'
Aldredge--Anna (Student--2020), Crow--Katie (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 116:38, p.01
2/24/2020 The UNI improvisation group Some Assembly Required (SAR) performed at ThreeHouse on February 22; photos.
13 We need to keep television weird
Lien--Taylor (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.03
2/10/2020 In the author's opinion, television - both network and streaming - needs to push boundaries to remain interesting and garner viewership. Lien discusses shows that have done this through the years; photo.
14 Panther Portrait: Hot Topics with SAE
Mitchell--Cecilia (Class of 2022), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:32, p.04
2/3/2020 Members of the improv comedy group Some Assembly Required (SAR) hosted their first show of the season, "Hot Topics," at Threehouse; photos.
15 Meyers delivers laughs in 'Lobby Baby'
Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:23, p.05
11/18/2019 Leitner gives "Late Night" host Seth Meyers' Netflix comedy special "Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby" a favorable review; photo.
16 'Jojo Rabbit' comically attacks Nazis
Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:22, p.04
11/14/2019 Friesen reviews "Jojo Rabbit," 4/5; photo.
17 Daniel Franzese doesn't even go here
Legaspi--Sofia (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 115:49, p.04
4/15/2019 The Campus Activities Board sponsored comedian Damian Leigh's comedy tour "Yass You're Amazing" in Maucker Union on April 10. Leigh is known for appearing in the film Mean Girls; photos.
18 'The Room' is greatest film ever
Northern Iowan Staff, Friesen--Hunter (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 115:45, p.07
4/1/2019 A satire piece for April Fool's Day providing a pretend review of the movie "The Room," 5/5; photo.
19 Campus squirrels armed to defend trees
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 115:45, p.05
4/1/2019 Satire piece in honor of April Fool's Day about arming UNI campus squirrels with small slingshots to defend the ash trees from the emerald ash borer.
20 Clough and Q try out at pro day
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 115:45, p.08
4/1/2019 Satire article for April Fool's Day about two non-athlete students taking part in an NFL draft day; photo.
21 Dick's Pizza won't go down without a fight
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 115:45, p.06
4/1/2019 Satire piece for April Fool's Day about the owner of a former College Hill restaurant Dick's Pizza selling pizza on the street; photo.
22 DIII athlete changes Instagram bio
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 115:45, p.08
4/1/2019 Satire article for April Fool's Day about a fictional college athlete who planned on being DI athlete but became a DIII athlete.
23 Insomnia Cookies actually cause insomnia
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 115:45, p.07
4/1/2019 Satire piece for Abril Fool's Day about the local business Insomnia Cookies actually causing insomnia; photo.
24 UNI receives Weather Resiliency Award
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 115:45, p.05
4/1/2019 Satire piece for April Fool's Day claiming UNI was awarded a Weather Resiliency award due to frigid winter temperatures and ongoing classes; photo.
25 Chloe Hilliard delivers laughs at CAB show
Miene--Adriana (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:11, p.05
10/1/2018 Comedian Chloe Hilliard performed in Maucker Union on September 27, organized by the Campus Activities Board (CAB); photo.
26 Entertaining Saturday Night, live with David Spade
Barikor--Leziga (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 115:10, p.05
9/27/2018 Comedian David Spade performed the first show of the 18th Fall Artist Series at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) on September 22. Barikor gives the performance, with a few drawbacks, a positive review; photo.
27 Legendary comedian graces GBPAC
Welsch--Shelby (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:13, p.04
10/9/2017 Welsch gives an overall favorable review to Lily Tomlin's stand-up comedy performance at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) on October 6; photo.
28 Improv troupe brings the laughs
Smith--Monique (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:12, p.05
10/5/2017 Some Assembly Required (SAR), a UNI student improv group, performed their first show of the season, Old Open SAR Improv, on September 29 at the Wesley Foundation; photo.
29 Octopus Comedy Night brings laughs to the Hill
Hauer--Sydney (Class of 2019), Olsasky--Clinton (Class of 2018)
Northern Iowan 114:9, p.04
9/25/2017 The Octopus bar on College Hill hosts open mic comedy nights, and encourages students to participate. They will also host their Comedy Showcase on September 27, featuring professional acts; photo.
30 Jay Leno brings laughs to GBPAC
Northern Iowan 112:5, p.1
9/14/2015 Former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno performed stand up comedy at the GBPAC for a sold out audience; photo.
31 UNI's Gallagher Bluedorn hosts 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' stars
Public Relations News Release 2014:210, p.1
3/11/2015 Collin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from "Whose Line is it Anyway?" will be at Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center April 10. Ticket prices for this event range from $25 to $40. This event is part of the GBPAC's 2014-15 Artist Series.
32 Gallagher Bluedorn to host comedian Adam DeVine
Public Relations News Release 2014:162, p.1
1/28/2015 Adam DeVine will be at UNI on February 28, tickets for this event range from $23 to $29 and can be purchased at any UNItix location. This event is part of the Artist Series "Spark, Ignite, Inspire."
33 Pete Lee-ving in the moment
Noble--Cassidy (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:16, p.1
10/23/2014 Comedian Pete lee guest lectured to students and faculty in the Commons Ballroom; photo.
34 Hip-hop meshes with comedy
Carolan--Nick (Student 2014)
Northern Iowan 111:15, p.4
10/20/2014 Student Nick Carolan reviews a new hip-hop album.
35 A chaotic sense of humor
Wolfe--Parker Joseph (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:52, p.4
4/21/2014 Kelly Boon gave a presentation on Creativity, Humor and Other Stuff (CHAOS) in Lang Hall Auditorium. Boon encouraged people to use laughter and creativity to deal with stressful situations; photo.
36 The Second City incites laughter at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Peiffer--Amy Michelle (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:8, p.4
9/24/2013 Second City, the world's largest improvisation and sketch comedy school, put on a performance of "Happily Ever After" at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The show was sponsored by the Campus Activities Board; photo.
37 Half-Masted hosts Gorilla Theater
Wilkins--Alan Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:47, p.7
4/3/2012 Actors perform scenes that are completely fictional. The group split into two teams for competition. The result was laughter and applause; photo.
38 UNI Sketch turns unused channel into high-energy student run television show
Terry--Elissa Danielle (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:37, p.7
2/17/2012 Classy college humor combined with high energy describes Sketch. Rob Bauer and Taran Goecke founded the program. The show appears on Wednesday evenings every three weeks; photo.
39 Don't be that guy
Mitchell--Anthony Patrick (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:25, p.4
12/2/2011 Bad jokes and sucking up to the professor are not looked upon with favor among fellow classmates. Class participation can be taken to the extreme; photo.
40 Broken Lizard Comedy Group comes to Jokers
Tjossem--Kirsten Ruth (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:24, p.6
11/18/2011 Finale of fall tour brings group to the Cedar Valley. Two of the members were creators of the "Super Troopers". The show is billed as fun, rowdy, and one that college students would like.
41 Hatin' on sitcoms
Mitchell--Anthony Patrick (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:18, p.4
10/28/2011 Today's generation seems to identify with the characters in present day sitcoms such as "Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men". The poor dialogue and ridiculous setups seem to click in their brains.
42 Stand-up comedian Lewis Black to perform 'In God We Rust' at UNI
Donovan--Maggie Mary (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:33, p.2
2/4/2011 Performing to sold out audiences is normal for this comedian. He appears on television regularly. Black will perform at the Gallagher-Bluedorn PAC.
43 Comedian Tom Green to perform at Joker's Comedy Night Club
Tegeler--Cassie L. (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:32, p.3
2/1/2011 Interview with MTV comedian prior to his appearance in Cedar Falls; photo.
44 Campus Activates Board hosts comedy night
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:23, p.6
11/16/2010 Adam Grabowski and Cristela Alonzo held the crowd in their hands during comedy night.
45 'Half-Masted' to perform improv comedy at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2010:110, p.1
10/25/2010 The troupe is instructed and directed by Doug Shaw, a professor of mathematics, and includes a group of students, alumni, and members of the community. They also do private shows and seminars throughout Iowa.
46 Half-Masted recruits members for the new semester
Kintzel--Scott Elliott (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:31, p.8
1/29/2010 The Cedar Valley's improvisation troupe has thrived under the direction of Doug Shaw. Many look forward to their show at the end of each semester. The group also participates in seminars, private shows, and workshops; photo.
47 Is there Anything Really Wrong with Offensive Humor?
Public Relations News Release 2009:246, p.1
1/28/2010 As a follow-up to Sienkiewicz's lecture and the recent protest against bias-related incidents at UNI, a panel discussion will take place at noon in Baker Hall. Harry Brod, Melissa Heston, and Doug Shaw, will serve as discussion leaders.
48 Sienkiewiez takes on South Park's anti-semitism and offensive humor; Emmy-nominated screenwriter and documentarian to visit UNI
Public Relations News Release 2009:246, p.1
1/28/2010 Matt Sienkiewicz has spoken and written on issues of racial and ethnic stereotyping in the long-running Comedy Central cartoon "South Park." He will share his thoughts on these issues and show his latest documentary film to kick-off his visit.
49 What's Under Kyle's Hat?
Public Relations News Release 2009:246, p.1
1/28/2010 "What's Under Kyle's Hat?: South Park, Anti-Semitism and the Jew Joke in Multicultural America," will be the topic of Sienkiewicz's lecture in Maucker Union Ballroom. His talk places South Park's controversial depictions of Jews into a variety of contexts
50 Half-Masted to hold auditions
Schreck--Anna E. (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 2008:30, p.7
1/26/2010 Comedy improvisation group is welcoming new members to their group. Auditions will be held January 26 and 27th in the Elm Room of Maucker Union.


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