I teased the featured subjects of this post- Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler- late last week, and not just because we are just about a month away from the one year anniversary of Late Night with Seth Meyers’ premiere, or just over twenty four hours away from the final season premiere of Poehler’s vehicle Parks … Continue reading Really [Helping] With Seth and Amy
One of the better articles I read this week focused on an interview Chris Rock gave to Vulture magazine in support of his new film, Top Five. This particular press tour has brought several interesting perspectives from Rock, but this one is of particular interest to those working with students in higher education. When asked … Continue reading Balancing Humor and Humanity
It all started with a story. Back in 2007, comedians and friends Derek Waters and Jake Johnson were having a conversation over drinks. The latter, now known to many as Nick Miller on New Girl, was passionately defending the finer points of Otis Redding's tragic end with a fervor that can only be fueled by stubbornness … Continue reading Drunk History: The Best Place on TV To Be a Woman Right Now
One of the things that I love most about Boston is the access I have to live comedy, and I'm excited to be seeing comedian Colin Kane at the end of this month. And yet I'll be watching his set with a hint of fear, hoping against hope that nobody heckles him. In addition to … Continue reading How Do You Handle Your Hecklers?
Orientation season at Emmanuel has given me little time or energy to generate fresh content, so I've been "running reruns" on the blog for the last few weeks. I've also been experiencing reruns on my own, rewatching shows that I haven't seen in a while or revisiting seasons of shows I didn't get to finish. … Continue reading Can the FAFSA Be Funny?
A new buzzphrase has entered the lexicon of gender politics over the past few months- "the confidence gap." Brought into the public awareness by The Atlantic's in-depth feature on the concept, its renaissance came about through conversations on the topic with journalists Claire Shipman and Katty Kay that informed the new book The Confidence Code: … Continue reading Women In Comedy Are Hurdling The Confidence Gap
We're coming to the time of year where we're starting to ask questions. Be they questions of our advisers about their experiences with us, or students that have learned with us in our classrooms, wee want to know how we're doing. And how do we do this typically? Course evaluations. Focus groups. Surveys on surveys … Continue reading Take Your Program Improvements to the Streets
As some of you may have seen over the weekend, I had the chance to see Mike Birbiglia this weekend as part of our college consortium's Spring Weekend comedy show. After seeing him earlier this year, I was interested to see what material he would choose to share. Because we're a Catholic institution, there was … Continue reading Agile Setlists and Strong Material
*QUICK DISCLAIMER: This is not a "you should" post as it pertains to humor in student affairs. This is simply a collection of my thoughts on the matter, thought through with a few colleagues, and ultimately the standards I try to follow when joking around in cyberspace. Everybody good? Good. On we go.* Pete Pereira … Continue reading #saHaHa
We made it to everyone's favorite part of an Amma Marfo session: the meditation 🙂 #cofRAtrain pic.twitter.com/T8oGvA7RF6 — Amma Marfo (@ammamarfo) January 18, 2014 I had the opportunity to spend time with the resident assistant staffs for all six Colleges of the Fenway this past weekend as a presenter for their spring staff training. I … Continue reading The Honesty Firm of Bamford, Delaney, and Notaro