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Columbia Is Funnier Than NYU

Something else kinda funny.

Update, 4/7/12: Looks like all that voting was for naught, as Columbia comedians and comediennes Bob, Eli, Katy, and Orli lost to NYU’s team.

Or, at least Columbia’s stand-up comedy team thinks so. This week, they are competing in a virtual match-up against stand-up comedians from NYU. It’s North vs. South, Uptown vs. Downtown, Morningside Park vs. Washington Square, and the heat is on. More importantly, the impetus is on YOU to help them claim the National College Comedy Contest title. You can vote every 5 minutes, which as Columbia comedian Bob Vulfov points out, “works in favor of the brooding, indoor NYU students.” Why should you vote? Vulfov responds:

Well, right off the bat: our team boasts two incredibly funny female comedians, whereas NYU’s team boasts four incredibly heavy smokers. Also, the NYU comedians don’t shower because personal hygiene is too “early-2003.”

In any case, if you’re reading this, you’re already procrastinating. You might as well click here, laugh a little, annoy everyone else in the Reference Room, and help Columbia claim some bragging rights while you’re at it.

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Given that the only people who care about college comedy are people who do college comedy, I don’t see why anybody cares

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Wow, why are the NYU kids so nerdy? I was expecting so much more from them.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Katy Olson was hilar!

  • Orli says:

    @Orli is hilarious!

    1. I agree says:

      @I agree she is funny.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous she was good in latenite

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous “because I have never haaaasdfghjkd sex–“

  • Jl says:

    @Jl Columbia – majority of folks are straight.
    NYU – Majority is gay/lesbo
    Barnard – Majority is lesbo/bi

    Columbia cannot be compared to NYU. Barnard and NYU can be compared.

    1. Hm says:

      @Hm Very insightful, never thought about it that way

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Columbia–majority of folks don’t use the word folks.

      Yup, that was the only misconception in that post that needed to be cleared up. Otherwise everything is perfectly logically sound.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous NYU all the way! I’m going there for grad school now!

    1. CC '14 says:

      @CC '14 Betraying Alma, tsk tsk.

  • homo honestos '14 says:

    @homo honestos '14 Fact: NYU is funnier than CU. (i.e. Donald Glover, Derrick Comedy, everybody at UCB versus…Jenny Slate, who got fired?)

    Other fact: Bob and Eli surprisingly sucked– by far the funniest of those eight was Matlow..the delivery of her opening line was insane.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous But at least they are much, much better than the NYU kids. The “book depository,” the beards and the Indian Ross Gellar were horrible. Mugging guy made me smirk, but it’s a tired joke.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous true. beards and book depository were so, so, so, so bad.

        “I have liberal arts majors without any grounding in the liberal arts. beards. beards beards. beards. (i was a late bloomer)”

        “hey, know how JFK words are all different? here’s only one, let me beat it into the ground.”

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous don’t forget Kate McKinnon (berthold) who’s debuting on SNL this saturday night!

    3. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Columbia sucked in this.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous at least they were funnier than that pear lightbulb

    4. Chris Silverberg says:

      @Chris Silverberg So I think Bob and Eli are always funny, and I was feeling the short clips I saw on the website. But I will say, the big surprise of the clips I saw was Orli. I knew she was funny but I had no idea she was THAT funny. She kicked ass.

  • Wannabe Comedian says:

    @Wannabe Comedian It’s ridiculous to say the NYU people don’t shower– after all, they’re in Washing-ton Square Park! [Drumroll, mom claps]

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