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University grad succeeds in Chicago comedy, teaching

Brian Posen, a University alumnus, will be performing in two troupes at the Toronto Sketch Comedy festival this coming week. Posen has found success in the Chicago theater and comedy scene as executive producer of the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festivial, program head at Second City and creative director of Stage 773.

By Matt Ru

March 6, 2014

Once upon a time, Brian Posen was a theater graduate student at the University who frequented Espresso Royale and endured many nearly sleepless nights in the hopes of one day pursuing a career in the performing arts. Now, he is one of the most important figures in the Chicago comedy and theater scen...

Greek of the Week: DJ D-Mand

Dan Manning, Kappa Delta Rho fraternity member and junior in LAS, DJs at KAM’S at night. Manning has been a DJ for the on-campus bar for a year and a half.

January 28, 2014

At KAM’S, Dan Manning is not known as “Dan” but rather DJ “D-Mand.”  For Manning, an active member of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity and junior in LAS, mixing and listening to music is more than mere entertainment — it is a passion and hobby that he believes will be an important part of his lif...