Brown Barrel: Comedy Update

First, Brown’s brand new digital short film group Bear Witch Project released its first short this week, a spoof of 127 hours. It’s the first in a series of short videos to be produced by the comedy filmmakers every other week this semester.

Second, tonight at 9pm there’s a small and pretty informal Brown Stand Up Comics song-and-stories based show in Petteruti Lounge. We’re trying not to advertise it too aggressively, though, since there will be a louder and far more important one next week. But come by if you want, and if not, then no hard feelings, eh?


Introducing: BearDailyHerald

Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed a familiar, handsome face making appearances in a number of BlogDailyHerald posts as well as on Twitter and Facebook.  Since his likeness has first graced the Blog, he has provided the organization with a new sense of grit, tenacity and a love of honey. For these reasons, it is our great honor to introduce BlogDailyHerald’s new mascot: BearDailyHerald.

BearDailyHerald (aka, Bear, BearDaily, Dat Daily Bear, or BearDH for short) is now the face of the Blog, and frankly, we could not have made a better choice.   Continue Reading


Brown Barrel: March

The Brown Barrel is an alliance of Brown’s written and performance comedy groups. This column runs twice a week. The first is short written humor, the second foretells upcoming comedy events.

Internal Memo from the Month of March Branding Department

Listen up, idiots. We’re losing out and we all know why.  People think they’ve got us figured out with this “In like a lion, out like a lamb” bullshit—as if we’re just a bridge between our two biggest competitors. Translation: we’re getting our asses HANDED to us by a month that doesn’t even know how many days it has.

So I’m throwing some cutting-edge ideas right at your face. SLICE (they’re making that sound because they’re sharp)! Now it’s time for you bastards to grab it, run with it, dodge three tacklers and dive into the end zone. BAM— I’m going to Disneyworld! Continue Reading


Brown Barrel: Tonight in Comedy

A monstrous night of comedy lies ahead. Take your pick between…

1. IMPROVidence, Friday, 9pm – 10pm in Lower Salomon
An hour of on-the-spot improvisational comedy from the talented cast of IMPROVidence, who are fully off book and ready for their first show. If you tend to expect disappointment, then expect to be sorely disappointed.

2. Stand-Up Comedy at the Spot Underground, 8pm – 9:30pm at 15 Elbow Street

Brown stand up comics Lara Knorek, Samer Muallem, and Will Ruehle are playing away this week, performing their 10-minute routines off campus at the Spot Underground. A large group of Brown students will gather at Faunce Arch at 7:30 and walk over there as one giant audience-horde.


Brown Barrel: ROTC

The Brown Barrel is an alliance of Brown’s written and performance comedy groups. This column runs twice a week. The first is short written humor, the second foretells upcoming comedy events.

Brown stripped the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps of its academic status during the widely-opposed-by-students Vietnam War. Then we forgot about all that and started excluding ROTC from Brown based on other criteria. But now the military has changed its ways and it’s apparently time to reconsider. Can its college officer commissioning program buck the trend of ROTCs that have been successfully kept off Brown’s campus?

Reserve Officer Tanning Club
Red Oyster Tasting Cult
Rattlesnakes On The Campus
Rich Oil Tycoon Coalition
Revenge Of The Clones
Raunchy Orangutan Tango Company
Raptors Opposed To Change

Campus is significantly more livable without rattlesnakes and complacent raptors.


Brown Barrel: This Weekend in Comedy

Starla and Sons’ First Show of the Semester. Friday, 9pm – 10pm in MacMillan 117

The longform improv troupe is at it again. It’ll be a barn burner in MacMillan, where Starla & Sons promise to finally put on the show that awestruck soothsayers have foretold for decades. A full hour of comedy, admission only a dollar.

Brown Stand Up Comics First Show of the Semester. Saturday, 9pm – 10pm in Salomon 001 (Lower Salomon)

The stand up comedy group is at it again. Brown’s finest comics take the floor with Boston funk band Old Men Playing Chess. And featuring mind-bending jokes from the man, the legend, the Stand Up alum, the amazing JAMES BELARDE. Hosted by Alex Rosenberg. Admission free.

The Brown Noser. Out Friday.

The fake news reporters are at it again. The Brown Noser gives you none of the news, some of the time. A horde of newsies will descend on campus, Friday at lunchtime.