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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

Left to right: Lilan Bowden, Will Arnett and Marshawn Lynch in a morgue with colorful balloons flying out of one of the cabinets.

Review: ‘Murderville’ is hilarious… sometimes

Netflix’s new improv comedy series starring Will Arnett offers a fun spin on the murder mystery genre. The first season of “Murderville” is available to stream.
Lucy McHugh, Contributing Writer March 2, 2022

The new Netflix comedy series “Murderville” combines unscripted comedy and murder mystery, and it’s as entertaining as it sounds.  Will Arnett leads the show as senior...

The members of Dangerbox practice with group improv activities during their rehearsals.  Dangerbox is NYU’s longest running improv group and is one of the top 10 improv groups in the country.

Comedy is No Laughing Matter for NYU’s Dangerbox

Carter Glace, Staff Writer March 1, 2017
NYU's longest-running improv group, Dangerbox, discusses their preparation for the College Improv Tournament, which took place on Feb. 25 in Chicago.
Students audition for improv groups, thown into a scene on the spot to test their creativity.

NYU’s Improv Teams Search for New Performers

Jenny Levine, Contributing Writer September 12, 2016
Looking to perform comedy on campus? There are several improv, standup and sketch comedy groups that are holding auditions in September!
NYUs latest comedy group wear sports clothes.

NYU Athletes — the Funniest Comedy Troupe You’ve Never Heard Of

Aud Del Rey, Chairman of the Hooligans April 1, 2016
NYU's latest comedy troupe dresses in sports gear, uses sports equipment and plays sports.
Willie Geist from the Today Show hosted Night Late at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Chelsea on February 22.

UCB Crafts a Late Night Show from Scratch Every Month

Talia Milavetz, Entertainment Editor March 3, 2016
"Night Late" is a once a month show at UCB that creates a late night talk show on the spot.

NYU comedy troupe Comic Sans performed at UCB East’s School Drools.

Bust a Gut at Comic Sans’ UCB Show

Lily Dolin, Staff Writer February 29, 2016
NYU sketch group Comic Sans brought the laughs to the School Drools event at UCB.
Hammerkatz, an NYU sketch comedy group and longform improv troupe, is teaming up with Dangerbox on Nov. 14 to put on a show free of charge.

This Weekend: November 13-15

Patrick Pauley, Staff Writer November 9, 2015
Top things to do this weekend.
Audience creates, actors improvise show

Audience creates, actors improvise show

Willa Tellekson-Flash, Contributing Writer December 2, 2014
In this improvised musical, audience members vote on performance elements to create a unique show every night.
Improv expert  discusses new book

Improv expert discusses new book

Bailey Wolff, Contributing Writer October 27, 2014
Ruth Zaporah, a pioneer in improvisational theatre, presented her book, Improvisation on the Edge: Notes from On and Off the Stage, and discussed her lifetime as a performer and teacher for an audience at NYU’s bookstore.
All-female group livens NYU comedy community

All-female group livens NYU comedy community

Avery Chang, Staff Writer September 14, 2014
NYU’s first and only all-female comedy troupe, Bechdel Test, put on their first show of the semester on Sept. 13.

Comedy troupe North Coast impresses at People’s Improv

February 26, 2014
In the latest of their monthly appearances at Peoples Improv Theater, comedy group North Coast performs an inspired "hip-hopera."

Magnet Theater attracts improv actors, students

February 13, 2013
The Magnet Theater offers engaging and hilarious shows as well as improv classes.