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The Oberlin Review

On the Record with Ed Helms, OC ’96, and Daniel Radosh, OC ’91

On the Record with Ed Helms, OC ’96, and Daniel Radosh, OC ’91

Transcribed by Tyler Sloan, Editor-in-Chief
April 7, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Comedy, On the Record, Recent Stories

Ed Helms, OC ’96, and Daniel Radosh, OC ’91, hosted this academic year’s final convocation Sunday night, “What’s the Point of Comedy? (And other pointless questions).” Helms, whose most iconic roles include an outlandish Andy Bernard on The Office and an equally obnoxious but fun-loving Stu in T...

Feature Photo: Back to School Improv Xtravaganza

Feature Photo: Back to School Improv Xtravaganza

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
September 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

Student group Primitive Streak performs at the first improv event of the year, Back to School Improv Xtravaganza. The show also featured The Sunshine Scouts, Neurotic Fiction and Kid Business, who all took to the stage Thursday night at the Cat in the Cream.

Feature Photo: Parents Weekend Improv Showcase

Feature Photo: Parents Weekend Improv Showcase

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
November 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

College senior James Koblenzer (center) gestures toward College senior Ben Hyams (far left) alongside fellow Kid Business members College senior Annie Peskoe (left), College first-year Jon Krakaur and College sophomore Max Freiman. Kid Business, Oberlin’s short-form improv troupe, teamed up with two...

Improv Community Misrepresented in Arts Article

May 8, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: We, members of the three improv groups noted in the recent article titled “Community of Improv Performers Grows Tighter,” take issue with not only the content, but also the process by which the piece was written (The Oberlin Review, May 1, 2015). Many individual members felt t...

Community of Improv Performers Grows Tighter

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
May 1, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Despite rumors of past rivalry between freeform improvisational comedy troupe Primitive Streak and shortform troupe Kid Business, Oberlin's improv community appears to be tighter than ever. Members of the troupes filled the majority of seats at other’s shows this weekend, marking a transition to...

Feature Photo: Kid Business

Feature Photo: Kid Business

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
March 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS

College sophomore Kitty O’Neill bursts out laughing as the short-form improv comedy group Kid Business engages her in a humorous sketch. The group performed its first show of the semester at the Cat in the Cream on Saturday. Kid Business is the first of the three on-campus improv comedy troupes to...

Improv Troupes Concoct Crazy Characters in Joint Performance

Dessane Cassell
October 4, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

On Saturday night, Warner Gymnasium’s Studio Two was filled to the brim  students packed in for a double dose of improv. Primitive Streak and Sunshine Scouts, Oberlin’s long-form troupes, treated the audience to a night of appropriately inappropriate comedic spoofs, proving once more that you’re...

Scouts and Streak Amuse Parents, Demonstrate Wit

Lucy Weltner
November 16, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

The annual Parents Weekend improv showcase opened to an audience of curious families and excited students, sprawled around the Cat in the Cream’s few tables and over most of its floor. Guitarist Andrew Gombas, OC ’12, introduced the show with charming, witty stage banter and a few cutesy but skillfully...

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