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Laugh your bells off at Second City’s holiday improv show

Laugh your bells off at Second City’s holiday improv show

Second City’s new improv show Eat, Buy, Repeat: The Second City’s Guide to the Holidays kicked off Monday night at the Toronto MainStage, taking the audience on a raunchier, more realistic, behind-the-scenes look at the holiday season. The two hour show featured numerous mini skits and musical performances that poked fun at the traditions and festivities that society glorifies over […]

by Sydney Masonovich· · Arts & Life, Performance Arts
A cartoon of journalism professor Gavin Adamson telling a joke. Illustrated by Alex Tsui.

Meet the next generation of late-night hosts

In the days of Last Week Tonight, The Onion and The Daily Show, the lines between journalism and satire are blurring. Adam Nayman is taking on the challenge of defining those lines. He will be teaching students how to report on current affairs through a comedic lens, in a new journalism in comedy course starting in January. According to journalist […]

by Ebyan Abdigir· · News, On Campus, Politics
Ryerson grad making her way in comedy

Ryerson grad making her way in comedy

A Ryerson University graduate will perform on Second City’s Mainstage as part of the new holiday improv show Eat, Buy, Repeat: The Second City’s Guide to the Holidays. Allana Reoch was hired to the cast of Second City Touring Company in June. The female comedian has made a name for herself in the industry with her two-time Canadian Comedy Award nominations […]

by Sydney Masonovich· · Arts & Life
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Things to do this weekend (Nov. 4-6)

Winter is almost here, so why not go out and enjoy the spring-like temperatures while they last? 1. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair We're #proud to sponsor the #GiantVegetable competition the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2016! https://t.co/mZ3ooYN7YA @THERAWF #RAWF16 pic.twitter.com/LoLDWXWSTy — St. Lawrence Market (@StLawrenceMkt) November 1, 2016 Spend time with some farm animals this weekend at The 94th Royal […]

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Can comedy crush Islamophobia?

The irrational fear of Muslims, otherwise known as Islamophobia, might have a comedic cure. Becky Choma has spent years researching prejudice and discrimination. The Ryerson psychology professor recently turned her focus to the effects of fear on Islamophobia, given the rise of prejudice towards Muslims in the western world. Choma was awarded a grant for her latest project, which she […]

All vulvas welcome at RSU’s feminist comedy night

All vulvas welcome at RSU’s feminist comedy night

There were stories about vulvas, fetishes and the horrors of Tinder dating. Nothing was off-limits as six comedians took the stage at the Ryerson Students’ Union second annual Shits n’ Giggles Feminist Comedy Night, hosted at the Ram in the Rye patio on Wednesday night. The event was part of DisOrientation Week, hosted by the RSU, the Continuing Education Students’ Association […]

Pounds for President: RTA Graduate vs. The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

Pounds for President: RTA Graduate vs. The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

Segway tour guide by day and comedic entrepreneur by night.

Two quirky families collide in Ryerson Theatre School’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

Two quirky families collide in Ryerson Theatre School’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

If you’re stressed out about your grades, your finances or your future, Ryerson Theatre School’s latest production might offer you some validation.

by Lee North· · Arts & Life, Performance Arts, Theatre
RTA grad performing at JFL42 for third time

RTA grad performing at JFL42 for third time

  Somewhere, at some point, someone said women aren’t funny. The comedy game has long been thought of as a boys club, and women granted entrance were few and far between. But it’s safe to say that the boys club of comedy has been dismantled. This weekend is the opening of Toronto’s annual Just For Laughs 10-day comedy festival (JFL42), […]

Rye grads behind movie Weekend Warrior discuss Indiegogo campaign

Rye grads behind movie Weekend Warrior discuss Indiegogo campaign

by Sydney Poulos· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Videos
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