In this Onion video, concerned Chicago parents try to convince their 20-year-old son to “invest in his future,” saying that it’s critical to his employability and long-term success to invest all his time and resources into his improv comedy career. The son is played by Mickey Capper ’13.
On getting the gig, Mickey says:
I’ve been doing freelance sound work for them for a few months now, and there’s a small wesleyan contingent at the onion that now includes Will Feinstein ’13 as a fellow. Will suggested me for the piece. Ironically, I’ve actually been considering taking improv classes for fun.
In other Wesleyan-in-satirical-media news, Stephen Colbert made a joke about Wellesley College on the Colbert Report and displayed a fake Wellesley diploma with the Wesleyan university shield. Anyone know if a Wesleyan alum writes for Colbert?
Related Wesleyan and the Onion links:
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- New Michael Bay Romantic Comedy to Focus on Love Story between Two Explosions [7/1/13]
- New Marijuana Study Says Everyone Knows You’re High [3/4/14]
- College Senior Hopes to Turn Love of Data Entry into Career [3/16/07]
- College Aged Daughter Against Using Straws Now [5/14/03]
- I’ll Try Anything with a Detached Air of Superiority [11/6/02]
- Temp Hides Fun Fulfilling Life from Rest of Office [10/2/02]
- Hundreds Of Thousands Of Sad, Lonely People Waiting To Take Your Call [9/1/99]