Author Archives: Solomon

Audition for NIGHTMARE


Russell Goldman ’17 writes:

Girls and ghouls of every age, wouldn’t you like to be in something strange? NIGHTMARE is a staged adaptation of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, adapted and directed by Russell Goldman (some sophomore) and sponsored by Second Stage. Performance dates are November 20-22.

NIGHTMARE follows Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, as he discovers a magical new holiday–Christmas. This is the story of the disaster that happened when these two holidays met.

If you want to audition, prepare a song to sing for us, preferably something close to the tone of the film’s music. We’d like that a lot.

Stouck ’15 Drops Brand Spanking New Album + Video

David Stouck ’15, otherwise known by his rap pseudonym Dae, has dropped a bilingual (English+Chinese) concept album based on the story of Jonah and the Whale. It’s called Inherited High and it’s available for download here.

While you are waiting for the album to download, check out this sweet video. And make sure to read more about the album below!!!

Stouck writes the following:

Inherited High is as much an auto-biography as it is a concept album. Based on the Story of Jonah and The Whale, the songs work together to expose the reality of my privileged experience attending private High School in Washington, D.C.

Read more after the jump!

Clinger Trailer


Film majors, take note! The summer after he graduated, Michael Steves ’13 brought a bunch of people down to Texas and shot his first-ever feature film. It’s an indie horror-comedy (starring Vincent Martella of Phineas & Ferb), and here is the trailer:

Punchline! Presents: Spring Flung (tonight at 8)

Punchline Spring Fling 2014 Poster

Regen Routman ’16 writes:

Come ease the transition from day-drinking to night-drinking with Punchline!, Wesleyan’s only stand-up comedy collective! Expect laughter, tears, and more laughter as we bid our seniors adieu in the only way we know how – with lots of jokes about penises (probably).

**in the event of rain, we will not relocate to the hockey rink**

  • TIME?: 8PM
  • PLACE?: Westco Café

Westco Open Mic


Willie Zabar ’16 writes:

The Last Westco Open Mic of the Year!

This is it folks! It’s Willie’s last time hosting the Westco Open Mic. Come on down and play music, perform comedy, recite poetry, or do something else.
We will be giving away all the prizes that didn’t get given away at the previous open mics, so be sure to put your name down.
  • DATE?: Wednesday, May 7th (TONIGHT!)
  • TIME?: signups at 9:30pm, show at 10pm
  • PLACE?: Westco Café

Lunchbox Presents: Solomon’s Last Show


Well, this is a conflict of interest…

Many French schools still have Wednesdays off. Many are changing this. “How can I explain to my son that he can’t watch cartoons on Tuesday nights anymore,” asked one disgruntled French mother, presumably in French.

You might not have Wednesday off but it is the last day of school.

So come see some sketch comedy! It’s my last show in college!

  • DATE?: Tomorrow (May 7th; the date is wrong on the poster!)
  • TIME?: 6PM
  • PLACE?: Nics Lounge

A Night of Stand-Up Comedy (feat. Adam Conover of CollegeHumor)


Willie Zabar ’16 writes:

The Wesleyan Comedy Committee is bringing CollegeHumor’s Adam Conover to campus for a night of standup comedy. Also featured will be award-winning comic Reid Faylor and Wesleyan’s own Willie Zabar.

No ticket needed, but please show up early to guarantee seating.

Adam Conover will also be leading a STANDUP COMEDY WORKSHOP at 4:00pm TODAY in the Usdan Multipurpose Room. Please bring 3 minutes of material. It should also be noted that depending on turnout, it is possible that not everyone will get a chance to share their material.

The Wesleyan Comedy Committee is a new student group dedicated to bringing professional comedians to Wesleyan.

  • DATE?: Saturday, April 26th (TODAY!)
  • TIME?: 9PM
  • PLACE?: World Music Hall

AEF + Second Stage Present: COCK



Haley Rauch ’15 writes:

Come for the title, stay for the show! When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Filled with guilt and indecision, he decides there is only one way to straighten this out…

DATE?: Thurs.-Sat., April 17th-19th
TIME?: 8pm
PLACE?: Malcolm X House
COST?: Free.

Westco Open Mic


Willie Zabar ’16 writes:

The Westco Open Mic is back! Come do some comedy, music, poetry– all of these are acceptable! Come show off your talent or support some up and coming talented people.


One lucky performer will get to be the FEATURED PERFORMER at the next open mic! That means that if you win, you can go up whenever you want and play an extra long set at the next Open Mic!

PLUS another possibly luckier performer will receive the SPECIAL SURPRISE PRIZE!

  • DATE?: Tonight.
  • TIME?: signups @ 10, show @ 10:30
  • PLACE?: Westco Café

Punchline! Presents: Vernal Equinox


Regen Routman ’16 writes:

Though there may still be some snow on the ground, spring has officially sprung. Come celebrate the (theoretical) end of winter with Wesleyan’s only stand-up comedy collective! Your laughter will breed prodigiously like rabbits in the spring.

  • TIME?: 8pm
  • PLACE?: 200 Church
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.