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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Gordon Clark tells jokes during his set at Death Talks, Jan. 28. Clark was one of a number of performers at the event, which took place at Light Club Lamp Shop.

Comedians talk death and perform live

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer February 8, 2020

Low-top vintage booths and beat-up red velvet loveseats were occupied by patrons leaning forward, ready to ponder mortality together. “Death Talks” is a monthly variety show centered on death, its...

Comedian Steven Wright to perform at the Flynn

Comedian Steven Wright to perform at the Flynn

Sophia Venturo November 13, 2019

The comedian’s voice seeped out of the phone in a low, vibrating register to talk about his return to the Burlington comedy scene.  Stand-up comedian Steven Wright will perform at Burlington’s...

Krolls nostalgic comedy deserves hype

Kroll’s nostalgic comedy deserves hype

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer October 4, 2019

Umbrellaed by a glittering marquee, chatty friends and focused ushers loitering in a high-traffic lobby were all ready to laugh at anyone’s expense. Comedian Nick Kroll’s Sept. 26 stop at Burlington’s...

Comedian Jen Kirkman on life at 44 and Louis C.K.

Comedian Jen Kirkman on life at 44 and Louis C.K.

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer October 18, 2018

Tommy Lau Comedian Jen Kirkman took over the stage at Vermont Comedy Club with bootcut jeans and plenty of stories to tell. Although best known for being a regular roundtable panelist on “Chelsea...

Nathan Hartswick, comedian and Vermont Comedy Club founder, performs March 26 at Comedy and Crepes, a weekly stand-up comedy series which meets Mondays at The Skinny Pancake.

At Skinny P, laughs and snacks

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor April 5, 2018

On a small stage covered in Christmas lights, comedians grabbed the attention of The Skinny Pancake audience. Comedy and Crepes is a weekly stand-up comedy series which meets 7 p.m. Mondays at the restaurant’s...

New York comedian Colin Quinn. Quinn, known for his work on Saturday Night Live, will perform at Higher Ground Dec. 2.

Former SNL comedian to perform in Burlington

Dahlia Maleh, Staff Writer December 1, 2017

Native New York comedian Colin Quinn is bringing some of the Big Apple to where apples are grown. Quinn, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, will be performing at Higher Ground Dec. 2 as part of his...

Award-winning comedian to perform in Burlington

Kim Henry, Senior Staff Writer June 15, 2017

In a summer that promises new comedy in movie theaters, netflix queues and television screens, a classic comic returns to Burlington. Award-winning standup comedian, actor and writer Steven Wright will...

Vermont Comedy Club owners Natalie Miller and Nathan Hartswick thank supporters at the club’s grand opening in November.  PHOTO COURTESY VERMONT COMEDY CLUB

Comedy couple cracks business code

February 25, 2016

Comedy found its Burlington home this past November in Vermont Comedy Club, located at 101 Main St. The club, owned and operated by Nathan Hartswick and Natalie Miller, hosts a wide array of standup and...

Comedian doubles the fun for local comedy club

February 4, 2016

Off-beat and off-the-cuff comedy was on full display at Vermont Comedy Club the weekend of Jan. 22. Canadian comedian Phil Hanley paid a visit to Burlington both Friday and Saturday night. Hanley’s...

Hit comedian to perform at the Flynn

Colin Hekimian October 13, 2015

One comedian has built a career with a clean style of comedy. His special, “Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall,” is the first of its kind to be broadcast live on Comedy Central.    “Doing...

A review of Demetri Martin’s comedy

September 14, 2015

I received a message late one night from my friend Ilyssa, explaining to me that a young well-known comedian named Demetri Martin would be performing at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago.Given my infatuation...

Rape jokes reveal injustice

March 18, 2015

Dear Editor,I would like to bring to your attention the dangers of censorship as they pertain to comedy, specifically how they relate to the touchy subject of rape jokes.Comedians and feminists have almost...

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