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While the World Sleeps–Cole’s Open Mic

The open mic—a comedic laboratory where new material is tested.  It’s a peek into the trial and error of the comedy realm.  Some material is very timely, like a joke that was scribbled down in a notepad just before the … Continue reading

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From Chicago to Denver and Back Again

Alex Orozco is one of the comedians that hosted the Latino Fest at UIC, which I wrote about. He was very funny and a good host.  When I approached him and told him about The Runt he was unhesitant to … Continue reading

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It Gets Better

Hey kids! Life is rough. That’s why we’re here. Here at The Runt, we care about your well-being, so we’ve made this video so you know you’re not alone. Feel free to make your own “It Gets Better” video for all … Continue reading

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No Such Thing as Clown College? The Joke’s on You.

Let’s be honest, the main reason people study abroad is to have a good time, take fun classes in a foreign country, meet that cutie whose only English word is “yes,” and to come back home with an experience that … Continue reading

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Drew Michael vs. Mary Fakhoury

Spoiler alert, Drew wins. Check it out here. I’ll sum it up for you, some crazy bitch talks throughout an entire show, Drew completely calls her out on it, they argue, she gets crazy, then she continues to be crazy. … Continue reading

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You’re Funny, But Where Do You Start?

We’ve done a lot of talk lately about how Chicago is the place to be if you want to explore a career in comedy (as if you needed us to tell you that). Let’s say you’re new in town, or … Continue reading

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Nerdy & Dirty: The Boys of Le Roy

Remember Lynyrd Skynyrd’s first album? It was self-titled, but it had the explanation underneath on how to pronounce it. “(Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)” was emblazoned smack dab underneath the band’s name, since no one could figure out how to say it … Continue reading

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