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Trevor Noah Takes on Late Night Talk at Arlington

In the age of late-night talk shows taking over television, Noah knows how to bring in the younger viewers, and you cannot blame him for knowing how to rile up millennials (myself included).
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Master Storyteller David Sedaris Returns to SB

In his typical fashion, Sedaris walked onto the stage wearing a suit, jacket and shorts stitched together out of other shorts, which he claimed he picked up in Tokyo. Right from the start, he began hi...
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Coming Soon to a Campus Near You

UCSB Arts & Lectures have a track record, and their lineup for the Fall 2016 season has a gem for every ear and eye.
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Do-Over Tour Coming to SB Bowl

Revel as your sixth grade heroes grasp for relevance once again. Adam Sandler, David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider are teaming up with Netflix for a comedy show to promote their new film.
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David Sedaris Brings Literary Laughs to Arlington

No good NPR listener was absent from the audience as author and comedian David Sedaris came to the Arlington to read selected essays and generally muse about the state of the culture.
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Rivers Performance Exemplifies Why We Love Sports

Austin Rivers performance last night reminded us sports fans that sports is more than just rings and top players; its about the heart these players display out on that court, field etc.
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Conan Cracks Up Arlington

"Thank you for being here, and chill out," acclaimed talk-show host Conan O'Brien assured the audience after he emerged onto the stage of the packed Arlington Theater to much applause. "It's all going...
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Patton Oswalt Brings Down Granada Theater

This past Wednesday, Oct. 8, UCSB Arts & Lectures welcomed comedian Patton Oswalt to the Granada Theater on State Street for a night filled with uproars of laughter. Best known for his role as “...
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No Indoor Voices at Brasil Arts Cafe Comedy Night

Brazilian restaurants, punching bags and dildo-related humor. Besides their affiliation with serious action, what do these things all have in common? They were all found at last Saturday night’s com...
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Improvability Shares Spotlight and Humor with Boston University’s Improv Group

Every Friday night, Improvability, UCSB’s premier comedy troupe, performs their show at 8 p.m. in Embarcadero Hall. Every week, they choose an entertaining theme to revolve their show around, rangin...
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Comedy Central Darling Mike Birbiglia Brings Jokes to UCSB

Mike Birbiglia stepped onto the stage at Campbell Hall on Dec. 4 in Adidas, jeans and a button-up. Currently on his “Thank God for Jokes” tour, the laid-back comedian wasted no time getting down t...
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John Cleese Makes Laughs at Granada

“The thing about Fox News,” said John Cleese as he sat onstage at the Granada Theater, “is that when you bring up ‘quality programming,’ they have to go find a dictionary.” The packed thea...
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Exclusive Interview with Improvability, UCSB’s Improv Comedy Group

  To all the freshmen at UCSB, if the name “Improvability” sounds familiar, there’s a high probability that you’ve seen their advertisement on The Flush. There’s also a probability that...
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Juggling Cushions, Snorkels and Big Macs: Flying Karamazov Brothers Entertain Campbell

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a Karamazov! This high-flying, zany, juggling comedy-troupe graced the stage of Campbell Hall this weekend, turning the mundane lecture hall into nothing I’...
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John Cleese Coming to the Granada

He is the John Lennon of comedy, and it isn’t just because they both have John for a first name. One of Britain’s most treasured filmmakers, the Black Knight sans limbs is coming to Santa Barbara ...
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