Students find warmth in Tinder-themed comedy show


Pavithra Rajesh

Humorous love is in the air as Times New Roman sets the stage for a night of comedy Feb. 4. Approximately 50 students crowded AfterHours for the best seats and dragged chairs from every corner of the room.

Pavithra Rajesh, photo staff

Despite frigid temperatures Saturday, Feb. 4, AfterHours was packed to the brim with people enjoying “Tinder,” a 90-minute stand-up comedy show by Times New Roman. Times New Roman is a comedy magazine and stand-up club at Northeastern University. The club hosts regular themed stand-up shows like “Emo Night” and “A Night of Jest” as well as open mic nights. They also publish articles, both in print and online, including satirical stories about campus life, general social commentary or even welcome advice to incoming first-years.

The show featured 13 comedians, each performing three to six minute sets, including e-board members and general club members. In honor of Valentine’s Day’s near approach, many of the jokes ventured into tales of dating mishaps, relationship failures, dating app nightmares and more. Some even presented photos of themselves on screen and asked the audience to “swipe” right or left on them.

It was a fun and relaxing way to round out a chilly night, with only a handful of uncomfortable sex jokes that had audience members exchanging glances and chuckling under their breath.