Lucia Marquez-Uppman SC ’25 entered Atsuko Okatsuka’s standup performance feeling elated, but left shocked by the Q-and-A the comedian faced.
The Golden Antlers’ first open mic event of the year kicked off with an enthusiastic lineup of performers, covering topics ranging from the trials and tribulations of dating to coming out of the closet.
Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka’s evening stand-up routine was hosted by Scripps Presents on September 21st, and she follows a long line of scholars, entertainers and writers that are hosted in Garrison Theater throughout the year. Fresh off her 2022 hit HBO special “The Intruder,” Okatsuka entered the stage to screeching applause from the audience.
5C improv troupe Underground Theatrical Institute (UTI) performed their first show of the semester, “First Day of Kindergarten,” at Dom’s Lounge on Sept. 14. Actors drew from popular culture and 5C stereotypes and riffed off each other’s jokes in various acts.
Emma Seligman’s Bottoms is the comedy of September. The hype is justified, writes Film & TV columnist Hannah Eliot.
Laughter poured from Pomona College’s Allen Theatre last Tuesday, April 18, as students huddled into the packed room, finding seats in chairs or room on the floor, to see the Black Comic Cultures Stand-Up Showcase. Organized by a Pomona Africana Studies class “Black Comic Cultures” students had the chance to share their own stand-up comedy routine to a large audience.
On Feb. 10, Pomona College Events Committee hosted “College Comedy Night,” featuring Marcello Hernandez. First news of the event spread after the Associated Students of Pomona College sent out an email on Jan. 26. Pomona students were given early access and free tickets, after which the rest of the 5C community was given the opportunity to purchase seats. Flyers were stapled to buildings, and Instagram stories were shared and reposted. The hype was real.
“Comedians are known for pushing societal boundaries through their comedy — but some lines should never be crossed,” argues guest writer Jada Shavers SC ‘26.
The Australian film “Sissy” is funny and frightening, a perfect horror comedy combo writes film and television columnist Rorye Jones PO `23.
Film columnist Adam Osman-Krinsky PO ’25 dissects Jerrod Carmichael’s new special “Rothaniel,” explaining how it speaks to the confusion of a post-pandemic society.