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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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.
Pitt Tonight will return for its seventh season on Oct. 2, hosted by Victoria Chuah. The show is expected to film in front of a live studio audience in the Cathedral of Learning — a change from last year’s production which consisted of sketches on YouTube or guest interviews over Zoom.

Pitt Tonight ready to return in-person for next season

By Jessica McKenzie, Staff Writer September 1, 2021
Nothing compares to the introduction of a late night comedy show and the experience is especially thrilling when it’s filmed from the basement of the Cathedral of Learning, and the production is put on entirely by Pitt students.
Victoria Chuah, a junior majoring in computer science, will host Pitt Tonight this season.

Pitt Tonight gets silly while staying safe

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer September 4, 2020
Pitt Tonight returned triumphantly on Aug. 30 with the virtual premier of its sixth season.
Victoria Chuah will take over as host for season six of “Pitt Tonight.”

Pitt Tonight prepares for sixth season with new host

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, For The Pitt News August 18, 2020
The late-night show, which didn’t undergo many changes during former host Andrew Dow’s reign, will look different this fall. 
UPTV partnered with Pitt Studios for its first live broadcast from the Petersen Events Center, which included 10 UPTV shows.

Live from Pitt Studios … it’s UPTV

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer November 18, 2019
The station broadcasted a number of new clips from the station’s other shows on the Petersen Events Center’s jumbotron during the first ever UPTV Live event Sunday.
Senior communications major Andrew Dow is beginning his third and final season as host of Pitt Tonight.

Pitt Tonight and Andrew Dow: Year 3

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor September 5, 2019
Andrew Dow hosted the first episode of Pitt Tonight’s fifth season on Aug. 25, beginning his third and final year as show host. Dow and his fellow staff said they hope the new season comes with opportunities for more creative projects — and fun — during the show.

Pitt Tonight’s annual Women’s Empowerment episode

April 2, 2019
On March 31, Pitt Tonight and UPTV hosted the third annual episode of Women’s Empowerment in the WPU Assembly Room. This 2 hour long sketch consisted of various acts and speeches including jokes, stand up comedy sessions, interviews with the mayor of Wilkinsburg, Marita Garrett, founder of Pitt Unmuted, Krithika Pennathur, as well as a musical performance by Clara Kent. The overall goal for this show is to bring attention to current women’s issues from the campus to the world, while providing an entertaining and interactive show.

‘Pitt Tonight’ celebrates women with annual empowerment episode

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer April 2, 2019
In the darkened William Pitt Union Assembly Room, an unusual array of images graced the stage. Some slides flashed quotes from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Others featured statements from female Pitt students, who wanted to send a message of thanks to the strong women in their lives.
Guest comedian Pranav Behari delivers a sex-based bit at Wednesday night’s “Collegiates and Comedians.” (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

‘Pitt Tonight’ hosts ‘Collegiates and Comedians’ stand-up show

By Siddhi Shockey, Staff Writer October 11, 2018
Nordy’s Place hosted plenty of comedians and laughs on Wednesday night with the monthly stand-up show “Collegiates and Comedians.”
Dow shares a laugh with Pitt professor, author and former Disney Channel screenwriter Siobhan Vivian. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

‘Pitt Tonight’ takes on 4th season

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor August 30, 2018
The staff and stars of the University of Pittsburgh's first -- and only -- late-night talk show recorded the show's season premiere on Aug. 26.
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