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MTV’s Girl Code blows crowd away

Nicole Byer, Jamie Lee, and Annie Lederman (left to right) answer questions texted in by the audience at the end of the comedy show.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

February 1, 2016

“I look at life like a glass half full of vodka, and then I drink it,” said Nicole Byer, a comedian for MTV’s Girl Code. Nearly 1,000 students attended Girl Code Live in the Student Union Ballroom on Jan. 29. The ballroom still could not accommodate everyone; some attendees had to sit on the...

‘Comedy of Errors’ shakes up UA

The cast of 'The Comedy of Errors' performs at UA's Sandefur Theatre on Thursday evening.

By Jaclyn Scarborough and Logan Lane

November 10, 2015

The University of Akron theatre department is currently performing Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” in the Sandefur Theatre at Guzzetta Hall. Opening night took place Nov. 5 and will continue until Nov. 14, with curtains rising at 7:30 p.m. each night. One of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, "The ...

‘Wild’n Out Comedy Jam’

Competing comedians perform improvisational sketches in Union ballroom

By Jennifer Ramolt, Arts & Life Writer

February 24, 2015

Akron’s National Panhellenic Council presented the Wild’n Out Comedy Jam at the Student Union on Feb 19. Students packed into the ballroom to laugh and participate in games with improv comedians in honor of Black History Month. The concept of a Wild’n Out comedy show is having two teams of comedians...

Lithgow presents at E.J. Thomas

April 23, 2013

Zaina Salem Akron gave a warm welcome to award-winning actor John Lithgow on April 18. Raised in Akron, this was Lithgow’s first time visiting in 52 years. He addressed his audience at E.J. Thomas Hall as part of the UA Forum Series. His speech was entitled “The Power of Storytelling.” Hundreds of people – yo...



April 18, 2013

Katelyn Freil The Starbucks at the Student Union was filled Tuesday evening with students eager to see the post-modern vaudeville duo Dakaboom. Dakaboom, comprised of Ben McLain and Paul Peglar, mixes comedy and music to entertain audiences. The event was sponsored by the Residence Hall Programming Board (...

The voice of Goofy stops by UA

March 7, 2013

Alexandra Didato The Student Union Theater was packed Wednesday afternoon as Bill Farmer, the voice of Disney’s Goofy, spoke about leadership at Sigma Lambda’s UA Leads program. Farmer opened up his speech stating that he doesn’t typically do speeches or performances in the college circuit, but mad...

Comedian George Wallace returns to Akron

October 11, 2011

By: Heather Beyer When first notified with the news that I was to interview Akron University Alumni and Comedian George Wallace, I was extremely nervous. I had never interviewed a celebrity before and was unsure what to expect. Anxiously, I dialed the number to Wallace’s agent. She gave me his pers...