Topic: Comedy

Dumb and Dumber To leaves you with a few less brain cells

By on Monday, Nov. 17 at 1:53 pm.

I never thought that the qualities of stupidity, hilarity and (seriously mindless) entertainment could balance one another out so perfectly. After 20 years, directors and brothers Bobby and Peter Farrelly have brought back the dynamic dimwitted duo, Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) to the silver screen to make us feel a […]

A review of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please: Hitting the funny bone in all the right places

By on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7:19 pm.

Christmas came early this year. On Oct. 28, comedian, SNL alum and current Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler released her first book, Yes Please. These words, when together, bring forth power and preciseness, according to Poehler. “Saying ‘yes’ doesn’t mean I don’t know how to say no and saying ‘please’ doesn’t mean I am waiting […]

Live From New York: Winning tickets to SNL is like winning the lottery

By on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8:17 am.

“There’s a twenty-five year waitlist to be audience member at an SNL taping,” they said. “You have a one in a million chance of seeing that show live.” Then it happened. Three weeks ago, I received an email from NBC titled “RESERVATION.” It said something along the lines of “congratulations … you and your guest […]

Wknd Calendar: Here’s what’s happening in Eugene and Portland on May 23-25

By on Wednesday, May. 21 at 4:39 pm.

In Eugene If burlesque performer Trudy Bauchery takes the definition of “debauchery” to heart, then Sam Bond’s Garage is in for an entertaining and sensual night this coming Saturday. Trudy performs a risque vaudeville inspired show, complete with several costumes and original comedic skits. Her shows also feature other performers, including musicians and  artists. The […]

Photos: WOW Hall hosts the 14th annual OUT/LOUD Music Festival

By on Sunday, May. 18 at 1:35 pm.

The ASUO Women’s Center hosts the 14th annual OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Women’s Music Festival at WOW Hall. The OUT/LOUD Music Festival has grown from a small gathering in a student’s backyard to the largest queer women’s music festival in the Northwest. The goal of the concert is to create awareness of the LGBTQQI (Lesbian, Gay, […]

Wknd Calendar: What’s happening in Eugene and Portland May 2-4

By on Wednesday, Apr. 30 at 11:25 pm.

In Eugene This Saturday, the Rogue Ales Public House will host Bacon Fest 2014. You won’t find Kevin Bacon- but you will find loads of pork at this savory, taste bud satisfying event. Bacon Fest is an all day celebration of everyone’s favorite food. Several vegetarians even admit to cheating with this fatty, salty strip […]

Wknd Calendar: Check out what’s going on in Eugene and Portland April 24-27

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 8:25 pm.

Cinema Pacific Film Festival will be in Eugene this weekend. Here are some of the highlights from the festival. April 24 Villa: Check out this free live staged reading of the Chilean play about a former villa turned into torture barracks by the military. Director Guillermo Calderón will be present and Portland actors Rebecca Lingafelter, Cristina Miles and Dana […]

Wknd Calendar: See what’s going on in Eugene and Portland on April 11-13

By on Wednesday, Apr. 9 at 7:01 pm.

In Eugene The Vietnamese Student Association’s annual Vietnamese Culture Night is this Sunday. Enjoy a night of authentic cuisine, performance and prizes. This year’s theme is “Việt Nam Ơi,” which means “Hey Vietnam.” Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Sunflower Mission, a non-profit organization, which gives education opportunities to Vietnamese children. “It is […]

UO Stand-Up Society hosts Hilarity for Charity

By on Wednesday, Apr. 9 at 9:50 am.

On Tuesday, April 8, the UO Stand-Up Society hosted Hilarity for Charity to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association in the Global Scholars Hall. Over $600 was raised through ticket sales, with an additional $1200 through donations. Junior Joe Glasgow organized the event at the University of Oregon. Six members of the UO Stand-Up Society […]

Wknd Calendar: Check out what’s going on this weekend of April 4-6

By on Thursday, Apr. 3 at 9:21 pm.

In Eugene In April, Eugene’s WOW Hall will welcome 32 acts. Enjoy one of the first of this month’s concerts Saturday night as WOW welcomes Bear Hands, Kitten and The Ecstatics. Ignoring the hairy imagery that first comes to mind, Bear Hands is an indie band that evokes an MGMT-Talking Heads lovechild combo. Bear Hands’ […]

Wknd Calendar: March 7, 2014

By on Wednesday, Mar. 5 at 7:58 pm.

On Friday, the electronic band EOTO will play at the McDonald Theatre. EOTO is composed of Michael Travis and Jason Hann, two members of the 1990s progressive bluegrass/psychedelic rock group the String Cheese Incident. In 2006, Travis and Hann jumped on the electronic bandwagon without abandoning their musical roots. For shows, the pair brings an […]