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“In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)” starts conversation through use of comedy

This past Friday, January 26th, was the opening night for “In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play”, a comedy that the Augustana theatre program has been working on for the past several months. According to Dr. Jennifer Popple, director of the play, “In the Next Room” takes place in…

Review: Comedy Sportz

If you find yourself in need of some laughs after a strenuous week of classes, then your answer is right here in Rock Island. Comedy Sportz, over on 19th Street, is an exciting and fun night out for people of all ages. I recently attended Comedy Sportz on a Friday night,…

A Holly, Jolly, Evil Christmas

As we get closer and closer to the big day, it’s time for all those late shoppers to finish up gifts for those they love. However, for those of you looking for an interesting new twist to the holiday season, we here at the observer have gathered a few ideas of…

Augustana to find funniest student stand-up

Update: An earlier version of this story misidentified the photographer.  Augustana’s class clowns and comedy enthusiasts and preparing this week. Students will compete at Last Comic Standing, hosted by the Multicultural Programming Board, on April 25. The event, at 8 p.m. in the Gävle Room, will showcase various students’ stand-up comedy…

Preview: Comedian opens for Greek Week bonfire

Comedian Evan Wecksell does not think he would have been a comedian if he had not been in a fraternity. He was a member of the national chapter Theta Chi, and after college he started to do stand-up comedy. “It was fun becoming an open mic comedian, but the decision…

Diverse comedian Gina Brillon comes to Augustana

Comedian Gina Brillon, winner of NBC’s “Stand-Up for Diversity” in 2012, believes in connecting with her audience through her diversity and life stories. She will be featured in the Gävle room for Comedy Club on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. Brillon, who is inspired by comedians like George Carlin,…