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Best Places to Panic

Yesterday was Panic Day– and we’re melting down because we missed it! The annual celebration you train for like an Olympian year-round! When better to celebrate than a day late? Make this year’s (or every day’s) signature Freak-Out™ extra-special by [more]

March 10, 2014 By: Liz Joynt Sandberg, Comedy, Words

Happy Employee Appreciation Day: WE QUIT!

Hey, Bosses! Yeah, we’re talking to you. We’ve been bending over backwards to make you happy, but today is our day. So Happy Employee Appreciation Day… WE QUIT. Now that Obamacare opened the door, we no longer have to settle [more]

March 7, 2014 By: Andrew Thorp, Comedy, Words

History Looks Back on Winter 2014

Welcome to the Space Historical Record: Winter 2014. Please ensure your data enhancement implant is tuned to frequency 22.4 for video, 64.3 for optimal smell and confirm that you have the newest version of Java. At the time, the Winter [more]

March 5, 2014 By: Alex Manich, Comedy, Words

Surviving the Improv Ruts

It happens to every one of us who loves this weird, red-headed step-child of the artistic world: The Improv Rut. When every choice seems stupid, every laugh forced. That moment when the bloom isn’t just off the rose; it salted [more]

March 4, 2014 By: Ian Donald Keeling, Comedy, Words

SCN’s Incomplete Guide to (Lesser-Known) Politically Influential Films

Last night, the Academy Awards broke Twitter, gave Matthew McConaughey a brand new reason to be his own hero, enraged Squibbites everywhere, demoralized a plebeian Broadway star with a too-hard to pronounce name and basically was just all-around the best [more]

March 3, 2014 By: Greg Ott, Comedy, Words

SCN’s Academy Awards Drinking Game

Sunday night is Oscar night! It’s the biggest event of the year for the silver screen’s best and brightest, but that doesn’t mean the stars should have all the fun. Stock up on booze and make the most of the [more]

March 2, 2014 By: Jamison Webb, Words

Throw the World’s Worst Oscar Party

Oscars parties are an annual tradition where people who have maybe seen one “important” movie around Christmas get together, gawk at pretty dresses and say the sentence, “I’ve never even heard of that movie!” about six dozen times. Often, there [more]

February 28, 2014 By: John Loos, Comedy, Words

Harold Ramis’s SCTV Legacy on Splitsider

Thank you to our friends at Splitsider for their loving look back at Harold Ramis’s SCTV legacy.   [more]

February 25, 2014 Video, Words

Our Dear Friend, Harold Ramis

  It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our dear friend and alumni, Harold Ramis. It is a great loss for his family and the film and entertainment communities. Our thoughts are with his wife [more]

February 24, 2014 Words

5 Ways Your Cat Can Make You a Better Improviser

If you were to take a poll amongst improvisers, the most common type of pet owned would be: A cat. Beyond the fact that it’s impossible to find a reasonably-priced apartment that allows dogs, a cat seems to compliment the [more]

February 20, 2014 By: Dan DeSalva, Comedy, Words