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Gru (Steve Carell) has grand plans for his future in “Minions: Rise of Gru.”

Minions ruled the summer

Taleise Lawrence , Assistant Editor August 29, 2022

“Minions: The Rise of Gru,” is a sequel to “Minions,” a spin-off based on “Despicable Me.” With a series that has expanded as far as “Despicable Me” has, it is pretty common to see studios...

‘Happy Time’ almost worth the time

Damara Gillett, Graphic Designer September 12, 2018

“Happy Time Murders” had promise as a premise. Murder mystery, cop drama, puppets, raunchy humor, an R-rating – it looked to be a recipe for an interesting watch. And it was interesting....

Dina Nina Martinez

Dina Nina Martinez brings diversity to Madison comedy scene

Stephanie Riedel, Staff Writer October 13, 2015

Dina Nina Martinez sweeps through the cafe like a force of nature, smiling warmly at the barista. “How are you?” she asks with an emphasis on the word “you,” her cat eye sunglasses nestled...

Atlas Improv Sign

Atlas Improv – a different show every night

Brighid Monahan, Staff writer September 29, 2015

Teacher and outreach director by day and comedic genius by night, Josh Johnson and Ben Taylor, both members of Atlas Improv, took off their proverbial suit and glasses for a comedy show of superhero status....

Local comedians hope to survive The Cut

Natalie Connors, Editor in Chief October 29, 2014

Planning usually comes before performance. Putting on a live theatrical production typically involves line memorization, set creation, and many hours of long, well-thought out work. But there’s more...

‘Iron Sky’ has wit and charm for an otherwise serious set of topics

Luke Kokinos, Staff Writer September 25, 2012

“Iron Sky” has been grabbing attention for almost two years as the film about Space Nazis, and thanks to Tugg and Dane101, a screening in the Madison area was provided. After many budgetary constraints,...

Second City comedy troupe can still make you laugh out loud

Eric Daft, Clarion Staff April 10, 2012

The Second City, who have had famous past members such as John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Dan Aykroyd, have continued on a legacy of excellent humor with the members participating now. Keeping up with sketches...

SNL star shines on State Street

Brooke McGee, Clarion Opinions Editor October 12, 2011

Need an idea for a great date? Tired of your normal State Street bar scene? Grab a highlighter and keep this paper then because Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers, will be hosting a comedy show at the...

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