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Live from Pitt Studios … it’s UPTV

UPTV partnered with Pitt Studios for its first live broadcast from the Petersen Events Center, which included 10 UPTV shows.

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.

Pitt Tonight and Andrew Dow: Year 3

Senior communications major Andrew Dow is beginning his third and final season as host of Pitt Tonight.

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

Rhythm and blues musician Clara Kent performs as “Pitt Tonight’s” musical guest at the show’s Third Annual Women’s Empowerment Episode on Sunday.

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.

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

Guest comedian Pranav Behari delivers a sex-based bit at Wednesday night’s “Collegiates and Comedians.” (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

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.”

‘Pitt Tonight’ takes on 4th season

Dow shares a laugh with Pitt professor, author and former Disney Channel screenwriter Siobhan Vivian. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

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.

Lingering Laughter: Pitt’s LGBTQ+ community takes on the comedy scene

For the last episode of Pitt Tonight  for the 2017-18  school year, host Andrew Dow invited best friend Dominic Hendrickson on Pitt Tonight to be his guest. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Dow, taken by Valkyrie Speaker)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

May 30, 2018

When Andrew Dow isn’t making crowds of people laugh as the host of Pitt Tonight or performing onstage with the improv group Ruckus, he can be found spending his summer in his hometown of Abington, just 15 miles outside of Philadelphia. As he cozied up to his dog on a mid-May evening, he and his mot...

‘Pitt Tonight’ remastered: Andrew Dow hosts season three premiere

New 'Pitt Tonight' host Andrew Dow throws bread at the audience during a comedy bit. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer)

By Luke Stambaugh / Staff Writer

September 26, 2017

“The bread here is incredible — you have to try some,” new Pitt Tonight host Andrew Dow said as he threw dinner rolls at the audience of the Charity Randall Theatre Sunday. Dow pretended he was on a date with the crowd at the season three premiere of “Pitt Tonight,” Pitt’s student-run late night show. Kicking off the episode with a monologue, Dow intro...

Comedians crack up campus

Jesse Irwin, Pitt Alum and previous host of

By Luke Stambaugh | Staff Writer

September 14, 2017

In the middle of his comedy act, Pitt alum Jesse Irwin asked the audience if anyone had attended Latin religious school. “I went to Latin religious school, and I’m going to sing a quick song for you from Latin religious school,” Irwin said. “If you recognize the song, please sing along.” Irw...

Meet new Pitt Tonight Host Andrew Dow

Jesse Irwin leaves Andrew Dow with the job of hosting Pitt Tonight. (Photo Courtesy of Pitt Tonight)

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor

May 29, 2017

New “Pitt Tonight” host Andrew Dow has big shoes to fill — but it shouldn’t be a problem considering he wears a size 13. “Pitt Tonight,” a late-night student talk show taped on Pitt’s campus, is on its third season since its debut in 2015. Jesse Irwin, a senior majoring in political s...

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