In her book Practically Joking, IU folklorist Moira Marsh suggests that the common prank be reevalutated for its social and aesthetic function.
When it works well, improv gets kids working together, bringing new ideas to the scene, and -- most importantly -- listening.
The Individualized Major Program at Indiana University will soon lead to a first for the school—a degree in stand-up comedy.
Its grand name notwithstanding, the American Piano Factory is a one-man show. And over 27 years of house calls, Dave Cox has developed a faithful clientele.
Thanks to the regular paychecks from "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell," writer and comedian Aparna Nancherla is now able to dedicate herself to stand-up.
The once-obsolete vinyl record has seen a renaissance in the last eight years. But for Bloomington record stores, vinyl is nothing new.
A musical revue joins an up-and-coming folk artist with his musical—and philosophical—forebear in a kinship that transcends space and time.
"What Soul Revue is about," asserts Tyron Cooper, "is operating within a Black performance tradition to elucidate the Black life reality."
After over 50 years, Bloomington-based baseball legend George Shively finally has a gravestone.
Whether "a testosterone-based soap opera" or "a unique type of performance art," Bloomington's Infinity Pro wrestling league is gaining traction.