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Chico Comedy Festival brings laughs to locals

DNA, the festival's founder. Photo courtesy of DNA.

Sarah Strausser

April 10, 2016

On April 23-24, the second annual Chico Comedy Festival will take place. The event will be during the day with many event options for viewers of all ages. The event will begin with a free show in Chico City Plaza, which will be followed by other late shows in five different locations around the city...

Student pursues laughter throughout state

Yusef Swafford, senior computer engineering major, is a comedian, singer, sailor and former Naval technician. His next standup show is Nov. 15 at 1078 Gallery. Photo credit: Veronica Hodur

Jake Hutchison

October 31, 2014

From a young age, Yusef Swafford enjoyed creating laughter. "I've been doing it off and on for a while,” he said. “As a kid, I was always telling jokes.” When he got older, he became a standup comedian, finding stages for his art across the U.S. Most recently, he's made a home in Chico, where he is a senior computer...

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