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Alex Cheng
Alex Cheng is a staff writer for the Arts & Life section of The Stanford Daily. He covers television, film, and live performance, with a focus on comedy. He regularly performs stand-up comedy and improv. Alex is a sophomore from Rochester, Minn. majoring in Political Science. To contact him, please email aexcheng “at”

Russell Westbrook and the Changing NBA Dress Code

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has a history of flaunting unique game day outfits, as he did last Friday at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. A quick Google Images search should return enough examples of his forward-thinking style to expand any mind. The intrepid mathematicians over at USA Today’s “For The Win” calculated that…

Russell Westbrook Reaches Pinnacle of NBA Pre-Game Fashion, Ascends to Higher Sartorial Plane

Russell Westbrook Reaches Pinnacle of NBA Pre-Game Fashion, Ascends to Higher Sartorial Plane Rock on, Russ. Rock on. (Image credit @BleacherReport) Friday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder strolled into Los Angeles’ Staples Center, probably expecting an uneventful night against a terrible Lakers squad. The evening was anything but uneventful, though, and not just because the…

Naming Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ dance moves

\ The other day, Drake dropped his “So You Think You Can Dance” audition tape (under the guise of it being the music video for his sneaky mixtape hit “Hotline Bling”) and the Internet was lit. Interesting premise for an audition tape — I guess Drake is trapped in a water cooler in a phone…

Gaieties rallies Stanford students

Incessantly energetic, witty and self-referential, and over-the-top as usual, “Gaieties 2014” opened with a bang Wednesday night in Memorial Auditorium. “Gaieties” is a glorified Big Game rally, a Stanford tradition full of bright lights, big sounds, and a whole pile of gags.

Comedian Chris Hardwick gets laughs at Stanford

“You guys are so delightful. I don’t want this to end!” stand-up comedian Chris Hardwick exclaimed, full of boyish charm. He was honestly having a good time at his show last Friday at Cemex Auditorium, and his audience was, too. Hardwick brought his energetic and likable brand of humor – personal, college-educated and extremely risqué – to a receptive Stanford crowd for a rollicking one night stand.
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