In 2016, when Nina Rodriguez ‘19 saw a missing piece of the comedy scene puzzle on Emerson’s campus, she decided to do something about it.
On April 23, Bob Newhart logged onto Zoom to chat with roughly 45 students about his career. The master class followed a visit from Norman Lear the week before.
Around 40 past and current members of the Emerson College sketch comedy troupe Jimmy’s Traveling All-Stars performed at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe in Los Angeles during a special 20th anniversary show.
VMA assistant professor Manuel Basanese shared his insights with Variety for an article that examines what makes SNL comedian Heidi Gardner a hit with audiences.
Soon-to-be graduates of Emerson’s Comedic Arts major, the first degree of its kind in the nation, joined four alumni working in comedy for a discussion filled with laughs and advice at Emerson College Los Angeles on November 2.
For the past year, four Emerson College students have spearheaded something called The Big Ugly Show, an uncommon and unforgettable collection of stand-up events, including students, faculty, and professional comedians from Boston and Los Angeles.
Can you match the WECB show with its description?
The Comedic Arts program at Emerson College has entered its fourth year and already students have been landing impressive internships that have put their comedy education to work.
As September is the 25th anniversary of the award-winning series Friends, founding director of the Center for Comedic Arts and professor Martie Cook and assistant VMA professor Manuel Basanese co-authored a piece for The Conversation detailing “four reasons we will why we’ll never see another show like ‘Friends.’”
While a cellphone played the Friends’ theme song, students tried out their best Chandler Bing imitations.