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ABC Introduces a New TV Comedy, The Real O’Neals

ABC  Introduces a New TV Comedy, The Real O’Neals

Chris Andrews, Staff Writer

March 19, 2016

“The Real O’Neals” tells the story of an Irish-Catholic family with a judgemental mother who tries to paint the picture of a perfect family. ABC has aired a few episodes and so far I like the show because I think it covers serious topics in a humorous manner with likeable characters. In the premiere, we see a...

Hopes with Hope holds eighth annual “Stand Up” fundraiser

Hopes with Hope holds eighth annual “Stand Up” fundraiser

Claire Dinshaw, News Editor

November 9, 2015

Homes with Hope held its eighth annual Stand Up for Homes with Hope fundraiser at the Westport Country Playhouse on Saturday, Nov. 7. This year's featured performer was comedian, Tom Papa (“Behind the Candelabra,” “Come to Papa,” and “Tom Papa Live in New York City”). “You are out,” Pap...

Season Three of Orange is the New Black fades to gray

Season Three of Orange is the New Black fades to gray

Lulu Stracher, Opinions Editor

June 20, 2015

Over the first two seasons of “Orange is the New Black”, viewers have become gripped by the dramatic conflicts of the female inmates of the Litchfield Correctional Facility, a fictional federal women’s prison in upstate New York.  As the inmates grappled with issues both inside and outside the...

Fallon doesn’t leave me laughing

Fallon doesn't leave me laughing

Jennifer Lupoff, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015

Being the type of person who runs out of the room when anything remotely scary looking comes on TV, comedy has been the perfect world that I have been able to turn to. My ideal show is the kind that really makes you laugh. I mean the kind of laugh that comes from a joke that is so perfectly thought...

Laughter erupts at Toquet Hall

Laughter erupts at Toquet Hall

Emily Olrik, Staff Writer

October 20, 2014

Teenagers flooded through the doors, eagerly purchased their tickets, and quickly snatched up seats to reserve for their friends. Last night, the Stand Up Comedy event at Toquet hall was full in swing with four equally talented and hilarious comedians, endless laughs and countless jokes. The show featured Robert Dean, originally from Bridgeport, who performed...

Staples students already miss Joan Rivers

Staples students already miss Joan Rivers

Claire Lewin, Associate Managing Editor

September 5, 2014

Internationally recognized comedian Joan Rivers, 81, died yesterday, Sept. 5 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.  According to The New York Times, Rivers went to the hospital last Thursday after losing consciousness during a procedure related to her vocal cords, and by Tuesday, River’s was on ...

“Don’t Drink the Water” ends in success

Caroline Rossi, Web Features Editor

March 5, 2014

On Sunday March 2nd, members of the cast of “Don’t Drink The Water” took their final bow. The Woody Allen comedy directed by Nathan Francis ’14 ran for three performances. “I am over the moon about how this process went,” said Francis. “Everything just came together so well, from the c...

Review of Staples Players' Production "Curtains"

Review of Staples Players' Production "Curtains"

November 18, 2010

The Staples Players’ latest production, “Curtains,” hit the stage the weekend of Nov. 12. The musical comedy and murder mystery is about the cast of a show as they deal with the murder of their leading lady. An investigation ensues as they try to discover the murderer. I must admit that I have no...

Staples Players Presents "Curtains"

Staples Players Presents "Curtains"

October 22, 2010

Image via Wikipedia. Staples Players will perform the whodunit comedy murder musical “Curtains” as their fall production on Nov. 12-14 and 19-20. Set in Boston during the late 1950s, “Curtains” tells what happens after the overwhelmingly untalented leading lady of a play is murdered during her opening night curtain call...

Golden Globes: A Night for Blue Aliens. And Mike Tyson.

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January 19, 2010

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor Well, mainstream comedy certainly has something to celebrate. 2010 marked the first time in years that the winner of the Best Musical/Comedy category at the Golden Globes was not a musical or a sophisticated indie black comedy. Rather, it was "The Hangover," a...

How Monty Python Influenced the Comedy World

Graphic by Jake Baron '13

December 22, 2009

John Watson '12 Staff Writer It has been roughly 35 years since the British comedy group “Monty Python” stopped producing work.  Over the years we have been presented with many copycats and renditions trying to follow in their surreal footprints. To put it simply, all have crashed, burned, and are...

Bernie McGrenahan: Funny man, serious message

Comedian with a message: Bernie McGrenahan presents to the seniors for their senior health requirment. | Photo by Stevie Klein '12

December 10, 2009

Although Bernie McGrenahan’s comedy is hilarious, his message is as serious as it gets. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the Teen Awareness Group (TAG) brought this comedian with a message to Staples to satisfy one of two senior health requirements mandated by the state. He started off the show by trying ...

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