The Daily Eastern News

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 it; sometimes things are just worded well, and then, inevitably, I cry. I had a favorite rom-...

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 hunts down a cop-killer while dragging Stu along for the ride (pretty much against his will). T...

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 episode of "Popcorn Talk" Logan Raschke, a senior journalism major at Eastern Illinois University and...

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 will be discussing alcohol awareness and the dangers of alcohol as well as addressing issues such a...

#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 true. In so few words, Louis C.K. would repeatedly expose and please himself in the company of ...

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 90-minute show is unscripted, improvised and based on audience feedback. Dan Crews, the interim...

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 a Valentine’s Day Date Night dinner and show ticket combination for couples attending the comedy. The...

Comedian interacts with and entertains audience

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

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 to him and his experiences with them. His jokes stemmed from his family, bouncing around from his...

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 Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Along with s’mores and hot dogs being...

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 by Scott Brooks. This comedy focuses on the trials and tribulations of four friends who made a...

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 members and three students auditioning for Hello Dali got together to plan games to play with the audience. The...

Improv group to have first performance, hold auditions

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

August 31, 2017

Eastern’s comedy improvisation group Hello Dali will kick off the semester with its first show at 9 p.m. Thursday in the Coleman Auditorium. At 9 p.m. Thursday Sept. 7 in the same location, students have the opportunity to audition to become part of Hello Dali. Hello Dali President Gavin Peterson...

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