Laugh the stress away at The Depot

September 11, 2018 Life 0 Comments

When due dates for assignments start to pile up and interfere with work schedules, stress for students can escalate quickly. Some students turn to comedy, whether it’s unwinding after class at one of The Depot’s comedy nights or watching their favorite comedians at home. Either by making people laugh or sitting back and laughing, some ...

Alpha Phi’s Mr. Heartthrob 2017

November 11, 2017 Multimedia

To raise money for women’s heart health, Alpha Phi held their annual comedy event, Mr. Heartthrob, on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Annex 1 on campus. Through the Alpha Phi Foundation and the American Heart Association, the event fundraised money by showcasing male students from several organizations. By Janel Jackson-Oliver, Bridget Pocasangre and Gabriela Cazares-Lopez

Comedian performs at SF State to destigmatize hearing Loss

October 16, 2017 Life

Growing up, D.J. Demers refrained from bringing attention to his hearing aids. Now an award-winning stand-up comedian, Demers embraces them and uses his platform to advocate for those who are similarly affected by hearing los s. “The thing is, I’ve had hearing aids since I was four,” said Demers. “I don’t even remember life without ...

Gary Austin, SF State alumnus and comedic mentor, dies at 75

April 7, 2017 News

SF State alumnus Gary Austin, whose work inspired comedians such as Helen Hunt, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, died on April 1 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at age 75 after losing a battle with cancer, according to Variety. Austin graduated from SF State with a bachelor’s degree in theatre in 1964, although ...