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Q&A with comedian Pete Holmes


Comedian Pete Holmes has been pushing boundaries with his work ever since the start of his career in 2001. Through his highly-acclaimed 2011 comedy album, Impregnated with Wonder, his Youtube parodies and his conversations with other comedic giants on his podcasts, Holmes has delighted his audiences with his sharp humor. On Aug. 23, Holmes performed at the Welcome […]

Lil Dicky: “A very serious combination of funny and serious”


It’s hardest to describe a cultural phenomenon from the very middle of its trajectory. Not enough time has passed for hindsight to accurately characterize its origins, and its future remains distressingly uncertain, particularly for its primary stakeholders. The rapper Lil Dicky finds himself in just such a position at the moment; profoundly validated by his […]

Conquest, Childish Gambino fire up USC students


Conquest, the annual celebration to rile USC students up for the football game against crosstown rivals UCLA, served and exceeded its goals Thursday night. The line-up included a concert by hip-hop artist Childish Gambino, appearances by the revered seniors of the football team, a bonfire that engulfed a cardboard Bruin and fireworks that put most […]

Girls fosters unapologetic comedy


As far as showbiz mentors go, independent-filmmaker-turned-HBO-darling Lena Dunham could do a lot worse than Judd Apatow. Apatow, the writer-director-producer variously responsible in one capacity or another for The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express, is prolific, but with so many box-office smashes under his belt, he’s also […]