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1 Rest in peace Nark Mook
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:30, p.1
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.4
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 Sandler's 'Hubie Halloween' could be worse
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:17, p.05
10/15/2020 Hunter Friesen gives his opinion on Adam Sandler's newest movie, "Hubie Halloween."
4 Some Assembly Required presents 'Love Stories'
Aldredge--Anna (Student--2020), Crow--Katie (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 116:38, p.01
2/24/2020 The basement of ThreeHouse was filled with the prospect of seeing Some Assembly Required (SAR) performance by the UNI improv group; photo.
5 We need to keep television weird
Lien--Taylor (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.03
2/10/2020 Opinion Columnist Taylor Lien discusses how the television industry needs to produce more interesting new shows in order to entice younger audiences.
6 Meyers delivers laughs in 'Lobby Baby'
Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:23, p.05
11/18/2019 "Late Night" host Seth Meyers released his first comedy special, "Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby," on Netflix. NI Executive Editor Gabrielle Leitner gives her take on the production.
7 'Jojo Rabbit' comically attacks Nazis
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:22, p.04
11/14/2019 Hunter Friesen reviews ‘Jojo Rabbit’ (2019). The movie was about Jojo Betzler a young German boy that is very involved in the Hitler Youth. His patriotism runs so high Adolf Hitler himself acts as his imaginary friend. This becomes more complicated when Jojo finds out his mother hid a young Jewish girl named Elsa in their walls. Now Jojo’s conflicted over his national ideas or if he must make new ones. This film is a comedy. Frieson rates the directing, writing, acting, and the overall film on a scale from 0 to 5. Friesen rated the film overall 4/5 paw prints.
8 Streaming services need to revisit content renewal processes
Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:19, p.03
11/4/2019 Executive Editor Gabrielle Leitner wrote an opinion piece about Streaming services and how they need to revisit how they renew content. Leitner is upset that Netflix is canceling shows due to lack of viewership and no other reason. Leitern argues that viewership is not a reason to cancel or to prolong a show. She uses the NBC 'Office' as an example to clarify her point.
9 'Zombieland' returns without brains
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:17, p.05
10/28/2019 "Zombieland: Double Tap" was released on October 18 featuring stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin. Friesen gives this film 2.5/5 paw prints.
10 Daniel Franzese doesn't even go here
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:49, p.04
4/15/2019 Daniel Franzese, "Mean Girls" star and stand-up comic preformed his stand up tour "Yass You're Amazing" in Maucker Union.
11 Chloe Hilliard delivers laughs at CAB show
Miene--Adriana (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:11, p.05
10/1/2018 Comedic Chloe Hilliard performed her stand up show at UNI, organized by CAB.
12 Entertaining Saturday Night, live with David Spade
Barikor--Leziga (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 115:10, p.05
9/27/2018 Comedic David Spade performed at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.
13 Legendary comedian graces GBPAC
Welsch--Shelby (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:13, p.04
10/9/2017 Shelby Welsch reviews Lily Tomlin's performance. Tomlin performed stand-up comedy at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Theatre; photo.
14 Jay Leno brings laughs to GBPAC
Reed--Kim
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.
15 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.
16 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."
17 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.
18 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.
19 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.
20 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.
21 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.
22 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.
23 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.
24 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.
25 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.
26 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.
27 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.
28 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.
29 '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.
30 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.
31 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.
32 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.
33 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
34 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.
35 Waterloo native Michael Mosley stars in hit T. V. show "Scrubs"
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:27, p.7
12/11/2009 The ninth season of "Scrubs" is highlighted by the addition of three new main characters. One of the new members is a native of Waterloo, Michael Mosley.
36 Half-Masted brings laughter to the UNI campus
Aunspach--Chase Steven (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:26, p.7
12/8/2009 A local improv group, Half-Masted, performed four times last weekend. The group is divided into two teams that act out scenes they create on the spot; photo.
37 UNISTA hosts third annual Stand-Up Comedy night
Schreck--Anna E. (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:17, p.14
10/27/2009 Seven comics perform at the third annual Stand-Up Comedy night. Many laughs throughout the evening; photo.
38 Audience roars with laughter at Regan's clever humor
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:14, p.7
10/16/2009 Comedian Brian Regan entertained an enthusiastic crowd at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center; photo.
39 Wilmore entertains crowd with satirical wit
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:7, p.6
9/22/2009 A crowded Maucker Union ballroom greeted producer, actor, comedian, and writer Larry Wilmore. President Obama, Michael Jackson, and homosexuality came under fire. Wilmore's job history found interesting.
40 Second City comedy company performs at GBPAC
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:5, p.11
9/15/2009 A sold-out crowd heard the improvisations of "Second City". No subject was off limits during the show. The group received two standing ovations; photo.
41 From "Saturday Night Live" to live every weeknight
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 105:44, p.3
3/27/2009 The emergence of Jimmy Fallon as a late night talk show host.
42 A comedic look at the election
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:15, p.14
10/21/2008 Appearance by the Reduced Shakespeare Company will inject some fun into the Presidential campaign; photo.
43 UNI Calendar of Events
Northern Iowan 105:3, p.5
9/9/2008 Activities for the week of September 7-13.
44 Half-Master 3.2 will hold auditions
Public Relations News Release 2008:42, p.1
9/4/2008 The Cedar Valley's own special comedy improvisational troupe, is holding auditions in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. Doug Shaw has performed with several improv troupes throughout the Midwest, including the Impossibles.
45 UNI professor and student team up for comedy show
Public Relations News Release 2008:43, p.1
9/4/2008 Doug Shaw, professor of mathematics, and Jordan Meyer, a senior from Waterloo, are teaming up to perform a comedy show, titled "Doug and Jordan: An Evening of solo improv comedy, performed by two people over the course of about an hour."
46 The Northern Iowan welcomes you
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 105:1, p.1
8/29/2008 Photos from opening week of classes; photo.
47 "Reno 911 !" comedians crack up campus
Morton--Jennie M. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:45, p.9
4/1/2008 Comedians Carlos Alzaraqui and Cedric Yarbrough perform to packed house in Maucker Union. Skits about the Hawkeyes, Cyclones, and the potholes on University Avenue were huge hits with the crowd; photo.
48 Long time coming
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:35, p.7
2/15/2008 Scott Long to perform at Joker's; photo.
49 Don't worry, be happy
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:34, p.7
2/12/2008 Be Positive Month suggestions.
50 Panther Portraits
Northern Iowan 104:20, p.11
11/2/2007 Women experience what it feels like to be pregnant; Half-Masted 3.2 Improv Troupe performs; photo.

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