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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

Cast members in “The Nightman Cometh” pose on the stage in the Frick Fine Arts auditorium on September 29.

Pitt students present an amateur stage adaptation of ‘The Nightman Cometh’

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor October 1, 2023

Dean Merritt waddled onto the Frick Fine Arts stage last Friday cloaked in tattered robes and flaunting a crude prosthetic nose. The senior accounting and finance major was Frank Reynolds, the fictional...

Jack Johnson, a senior English writing major, at “No Die to Time” on Sunday in the Frick Fine Arts Building.

Pitt student hosts original sketch comedy show ‘No Die to Time’

By Rebecca Hsu, Staff Writer April 4, 2023
Jack Johnson, a senior English writing major, hosted “No Die to Time” on Sunday in the Frick Fine Arts Building to an audience of about 30 people. The show is the focus of Johnson’s independent study under his English professor, Shannon Reed.
A band member sings and plays the piano during the Pitt Tonight Benefit Concert celebrating women’s empowerment month Saturday on the Cathedral of Learning lawn.

‘Love On the Lawn’ benefit concert celebrates Women’s History Month, Pitt Pride Week

By Amy Zhang, For The Pitt News March 26, 2023
Sponsored by the College of General Studies Student Governance Board and organized by Pitt Tonight, “Love on the Lawn” celebrated the end of Pitt’s Pride Week and Women’s History Month, offering live music in a variety of genres.
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 August 31, 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 3, 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 4, 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.
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