Tag Archives: comedy

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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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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Chicago’s Funniest Roommates (And Their 9 Other Friends)

Ever feel like you can’t do something you really want to do because it’s slightly inconvenient? Don’t want to hang out with your friend because it’s raining? Can’t make it to the concert because The Real World is on? Can’t … Continue reading

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New Home Chicago

Hey! Remember me? I’m the one that was totally new to comedy when we started The Runt. Going to comedy clubs and having a few laughs has taught me a lot about the comedians from the personal stories they tell. … Continue reading

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Hire Me, I’m Funny: In Defense of Adding Comedy to Your Résumé

I was interviewing a fellow Second City student when our conversation turned to “real job” applications: Me: So do you think this program looks good on a piece of paper? Him: Depends on who you’re showing the piece of paper … Continue reading

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Comedy for a Latino Festival?

The Latino Fest Committee at University of Illinois at Chicago hosted their annual LOL Comedy Show for the year a couple weeks ago. As myself and another Runt staff member attended, I spoke to a handful of Latino Fest Committee members … Continue reading

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