The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Kelechi Urama, a 2017 Pitt graduate who is currently a story editor on the SYFY series “Resident Alien.”

Q&A: Pitt alumna talks TV writing on “Resident Alien,” comedy and Pittsburgh

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer November 15, 2022
Breaking into the television industry seems impossible for many, but 2017 Pitt graduate Kelechi Urama has found success in the industry. She’s currently a story editor on the SYFY series “Resident Alien.”
Ronnie Marmo acts in “I’m Not a Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce.”

Comedy and censorship featured in ‘I’m Not a Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce’

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer October 23, 2022
“I’m Not a Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce,” a one-man, one-act show written by and starring Ronnie Marmo, had a limited run Friday and Saturday at the Byham Theater.
Comedian Stephanie Foster performs her comedy show “Without Rhyme Nor Reason” in the Alumni Hall auditorium on Tuesday.

Comedian Stephanie Foster brings a suicide prevention comedy tour to Pitt

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer October 21, 2022
About 100 students gathered in the auditorium of Alumni Hall on Tuesday night as Pitt Panhellenic hosted Stephanie Foster, a stand-up comedian, for her self-produced comedy tour “Without Rhyme Nor Reason.”
Members of The Pitiful News at a meeting in the Cathedral of Learning on Monday night.

The Pitiful News fosters creative community for Pitt comedians

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer September 18, 2022
The Pitiful News, a satirical student-run online publication, mimics the structure of parody news source The Onion, supplying comedic articles for Pitt students on their website and social media platforms.
Nick Cassano shows the crowd a children’s book at Pitt Tonight’s season eight premiere outside of Posvar Hall on Friday.

‘It’s showtime:’ Pitt Tonight premieres its eighth season with a new host

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer August 28, 2022
Nick Cassano recalls his first time on the set of Pitt Tonight, the campus late-night comedy show where he spent the past year as a writer, saying the thrilling showtime atmosphere drew him in. Now, he is taking the helm as Pitt Tonight’s new host.
Comedian Dave Chapelle.

Opinion | You don’t need to be problematic to be funny

By Rachel Soloff, Assistant Opinions Editor October 26, 2021
Problematic jokes aren’t edgy — they are bigotry disguised as humor and have no place in comedy today.
The 2020 season of “Saturday Night Live” features Jim Carrey as Joe Biden. Chris

Opinion | ‘Saturday Night Live’ is in decline

By Rachel Soloff, Staff Columnist October 25, 2020
Long-running sketch show “SNL” relies too heavily on its celebrity guest stars and less on the writing and the cast.
Opinion | Now is the time for humor

Opinion | Now is the time for humor

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist April 19, 2020
Humor is important. Not just fun. Not just enjoyable. In a war, humor is the first to perish. It is vital we maintain our desire for humor today and every day following. 
Staff Picks: Podcast Recommendations

Staff Picks: Podcast Recommendations

By The Pitt News Staff July 9, 2019
Podcasts have gained popularity recently, with many gaining widespread critical acclaim, such as the true crime podcast “Serial,” or even being adapted into television shows, like “Homecoming,” starring Julia Roberts.
Comedian Seth Meyers.

Seth Meyers brings ‘Late Night’ comedy to Homestead

By Elizabeth Martinson, Staff Writer June 18, 2019
As the host of the fourth iteration of Late Night on NBC and a former Saturday Night Live cast member, Seth Meyers has spent a good amount of time in New York City. But the comedian found some time Friday to visit his “ancestral home” of Pittsburgh, hosting back-to-back stand-up shows in Homestead.
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