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The Love/Hate Issue Has Hit The Stands!

Check our Jester’s spring issue! The theme is Love/Hate, you know, like the feelings you have about stuff!

Get Lucky With Jester at ADP!

Jester is doing a stand-up show this Friday at ADP! Find the deets on the Facebook page. Line-up includes:

Control Top
Fruit Paunch 
Olivia Levine
Brian Thorn 
Orli Matlow 
Daniel Tompkins
Emerald Gearing
Christina Ellsberg 

and Harrison Greenbaum! 

Jester is in production mode for our fourth issue of the 2013-2014 school year, but in the meanwhile, come check some of our staff members out at a pre-Valentine’s Day comedy show in the Schapiro lounge on February 13th. More details TBA. 

Read the Travel Issue!

Here is Jester’s 2nd full-length issue of the fall. Read it and weep, haters. 

Travel by jesterofcolumbia

Jester Show

Come to the John Jay lounge for an awesome night of campus comedy, featuring campus stand-up comics, sketch groups, and improv groups. Facebook event here, and poster and line-up below. image

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The Family Issue Is Out!

Read it while it’s fresh!

New Issue, Coming At You On Halloween

Look out for Jester’s first fall issue, hitting news stands on 10/31! Here is an exclusive preview. 

Battering Ram Conversations

ARTHUR: Look at Joe.

KEVIN: Not again.

ARTHUR: How does he still get assigned to ram?

KEVIN: By being a master of the “make-it-look-like-I’m-ramming-but-actually-I’m-just-holding-on-for-the-ride” technique.

ARTHUR: What a jerk.


ARTHUR: -and heave!

ALL: Huzzah!

SIMON: What are you guys doing to my door?!

ARTHUR: We are here to infiltrate your kingdom, Lord Douglas. Stay right there unless you want to die!

SIMON: This is the Miller residence. The House of Douglas is two castles over.

ARTHUR: Oh…Really?

SIMON: Yeah.

ARTHUR: The sign says 300 paces from the lake and a left at the big tree.

SIMON: They should have fixed it by now. It should read “300 paces from the lake, left at the big tree, and veer right at the apothecary.”

ALL: Ohhhhh…

ARTHUR: The apothecary. That was it.


ARTHUR: Sorry about that.

SIMON: No worries. Only the third time this has happened.

ARTHUR: Oh, gosh. This is embarrassing. We’re really sorry.

SIMON: No worries.

ARTHUR: Alright, see ya.

SIMON: Good luck.

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Jester Is Looking for Staff Members

Jester is looking to fill the positions below for the upcoming fall semester. All inquiries to 

Layout Editor

In charge of taking written pieces and turning them into an actual magazine using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Must lay out issue in a manner that is visually engaging and thematically cohesive. There will be 2 major deadlines per semester. Will be able to delegate assignments to an associate layout editor.

Associate Layout Editor

Help Layout Editor create Photoshopped images.


Manage our website, which is a Tumblr (we don’t really get this Tumblr thing). Must know HTML and CSS.

Business Manager

Will set revenue goal for each issue, bring in revenue by selling advertisements, establish/maintain relationships with businesses, and e-mail and visit businesses.

Associate Business Manager

Help Business Manager with e-mailing businesses and going door-to-door.


Make art and cartoons for written pieces, in addition to creating original work.


Write humor articles for us.