The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

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Creative Outlet Ep. 6: Kelsey Ferrel a.k.a. Feral

Ryan Meyer January 12, 2022

In this episode, I talked to California-based musician, standup comic and podcaster Kelsey Ferrell. We talked about the differences between performing comedy and performing music, bad dates, comparisons...

Do not show me a rom-com, OK?

Megan Keane, Columnist January 23, 2020

I’m a pretty emotional person, OK? I can cry at the drop of the hat in regards to most movies, TV shows, books, Facebook posts. It doesn’t even have to be an intentionally sad thing for me to cry over...

PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 4 (‘Stuber’)

July 17, 2019

The cop action comedy "Stuber," starring Kumail Nanjiani as Uber driver Stu and David Bautista as detective Vic, takes viewers through the outlandish misadventures of these main characters as Vic...

PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 2

June 20, 2019

"Popcorn Talk" is a 30-minute long podcast dissecting movies both new and old and providing a decent review that will at least help you decide if a movie is worth seeing or not. In this second...

Comedy show to cover alcohol dangers, issues

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter November 7, 2018

The University Board will be hosting “A Shot of Reality” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Two comedians will be hosting the comedy event and...

#TimesUp for Louis C.K.

Abigail Carlin, Columnist August 30, 2018

A few days ago, comedian Louis C.K. made his official return to comedy. He’s spent some time off the scene following the #metoo allegations of his sexual misconduct, which he acknowledged were absolutely...

Upright Citizens Brigade to perform improv comedy at Eastern

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor February 12, 2018

Audience members can celebrate Valentine’s Day with some improv comedy as The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The...

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company to visit Eastern on Valentine’s Day

Staff Report February 5, 2018

The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company will present an improv comedy at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Dvorak Concert Hall. Along with the performance, the Doudna is offering...

Comedian Andrew Sleighter performs Friday night in the 7th Street Underground in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Comedian interacts with and entertains audience

Thalia Rouley, Contributing Writer January 28, 2018

Comedian Andrew Sleighter interacted with and entertained the audience for the University Board’s first show of the year Friday. Many of the joke topics were inspired by the people who were closest...

Campfire comedy to warm up audience

Chrissy Miller, News Editor November 9, 2017

Marshmallows will not be the only things getting roasted at the University Board’s Campfire Comedy show with comedian Gibran Saleem. The comedy night is set for 7 p.m. on Friday in the 7th Street...

Comedy to come to Charleston Theatre

Alana Reinhardt, Contributing Writer October 25, 2017

Just how far are you willing to go for a friend? That is the question that is presented to four women in the Charleston Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “Always A Bridesmaid” directed...

Hello Dali puts on comical performance

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter August 31, 2017

Eastern’s improvisation group Hello Dali opened the semester with their first public show Thursday in Coleman Auditorium, featuring old members and prospective recruits. Before the show, the four...

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