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Local comedian racks up laughs across the country

Lance Woods performs at the Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club and Lounge in Sacramento, CA on March 12, 2020.

Vince Castellana

April 28, 2020

Through his brand of high-energy comedy, Sacramento comedian Lance Woods has been able to stand out in the national comedy scene. The 33-year-old got his start in comedy when he imitated his pastor at a pastor appreciation service. Woods said his mother, Yolanda Woods, encouraged him to perform. “Several...

Academy Award winner and consulting producer performs in Davis

Nadine Tanjuakio l @nadinetanj

September 16, 2015

Academy Award winner and consulting producer Steven Wright has an upcoming comedy show at UC Davis’s Mondavi Center on Sept. 17. “I’m gonna talk about women, the universe, ADD… Just so many things. It’s almost like a Mosaic painting you know?” Wright said. “There’s so many fragments...

Being funny does not require Y chromosome

Being funny does not require Y chromosome

Jaime Carrillo

November 13, 2013

Comedy is subjective, but writing off an entire gender’s talents is rather shallow. Women are just as funny as men.If someone cannot find one comedienne they like at this point, they’re either not seeking one out or just being difficult. Just about every funny male comedian you can imagine has a fem...

Q&A: Comedian Jen Kober talks comedy, road rage, great bad movies and Yoo Hoo chocolate drink

Jen Kober performs stand-up at Sacramento State on Thursday in the University Union.

State Hornet Staff

March 8, 2013

The State Hornet caught up with comedian Jen Kober after her stand-up show at Sacramento State on Thursday. Kober, who is in the middle of a national tour, has appeared in feature films like “American Reunion” and T.V. shows like “The Mindy Project” and “Anger Management”. Kober loves toying with the audience, making fu...

‘Identity Thief’ has few laughs and little entertainment

Kaitlin Bruce

February 10, 2013

Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman go on a tumultuous journey together in their new movie, “Identity Thief,” but the jokes never seem to take off for the fast-paced comedy. Diana (Melissa McCarthy), is a carefree woman with an affinity for shopping sprees and pampering - all on someone else’s bill. ...

Competitive comedy at Sac State

Jim Short, winner of the 2004 San Francisco International Comedy
Competition, will be coming back to host Thursday’s competition at
Sacramento State.

Benjamin Dewey

October 5, 2011

In 1977 Dana Carvey won and in 1987 Rob Schneider was a finalist. The San Francisco International Comedy Competition has provided a stage for future successful comedians to test their skills since 1976. Five comedians will battle it out Thursday evening at the competition finals in the University Union Ballroo...

Comedy Central On Campus brings out underground giggles

Alex Grotewohl

August 31, 2011

Sacramento State will play host to a trio of young comedians when the Comedy Central on Campus tour rolls through Thursday night. The de facto troupe features names perhaps known to faithful viewers of the cable channel or fans of popular comedy websites like Funny or Die. Comedy Central bills the eve...