Tag Archives: Comedy show

Come(dy) Out of the Closet: A Queer Comedy Show

From Lauren Langer ’16:

College is a time to experiment. Maybe you were born to do standup, maybe you’re curious, maybe it’s just a college phase.

This Aprils Fools day, leave the jokes to us. Come support these queer performers as they emerge from the closet a second time; now as comedians.

We’re still looking for more performers, so email lnlanger[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or jlazebnik[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you’re “curious”

Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 9-10 PM
Place: the Bayit

Punchline! Presents: The Jokes Show

punchlineRegen Routman ’16 writes in:

For the first time ever, Wesleyan’s premier stand-up comedy collective will perform a show composed of 100% jokes! Join Punchline for an evening of laughter as we welcome our newest members.

Date: Thursday, November 5
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: Nics Lounge
Facebook event

Ladies Who Laugh: A Comedy Show

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Live from Middletown, CT, it’s Anna Bisikalo ’17:

From the heavens above who brought you Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the most #blessed of mothers who birthed Mindy Kaling, Sarah Silverman,and Margaret Cho, and the genius that decided to give Chelsea Handler her own talk show comes THE event of the year…

~~A variety comedy show brought to you by the WoMeN of Wesleyan’s comedy groups!~~

Female-identified members of Lunchbox, Desperate Measures, WeSNL, Gag Reflex, Vocal Debauchery, Punchline!, and New Teen Force will titillate you with a mashup of sketches, long and short-form improv,stand-up, and more. We’re celebrating women in the comedy world, and we would love for you to join us!

Saturday, April 26th. 6:30 PM. 200 Church Lounge.

Come laugh with us.

Bring your diva cups.

Date: Saturday, April 26th
Time: 6:30 – 7:30
Place: 200 Church Lounge
Cost: Free if you laugh!

Gag Reflex Improv Comedy Show

Russian dolls - shark version

From Theodora Messalas ’15:

Bring your pre-frosh, your scones, your dusted white wig. Please keep track of your bonnets. We are not trying to have a
repeat of what happened last time.

We are Wesleyan’s oldest long-form improv group.

Check out the facebook event here. Sharks are cool.

When: April 17 (tonight) at 7pm
Where: Westco Cafe
Cost: Free

Gag Reflex Comedy Show

nobody

 

Theodora Messalas ’15 writes in with a comedic event:

If you came to this event description to get your jollies, then you came to the wrong place. Instead, come to the Nics Lounge this Friday at 8pm.

Date: Tonight, 2/28
Time:
8pm-9pm
Place:
Nics Lounge
Cost: 
free

Improv Comedy Tri-Show

Noah Masur ’15 invites you to see an improv comedy Triforce:

This Friday night, come see all three of Wesleyan’s improv comedy groups in one Non-Geographical Location!
Featuring:
Gag Reflex – Armando long form
Desperate Measures – short form
New Teen Force – free form
Laughter! Romance! Suspense! All made up as we go along!

Date: Friday, November 22
Time: 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: Nics lounge
Facebook: Event page!

Desperate Measures Parents’ Weekend Improv Show

Whose Line

Boy, does the hilarious and tall Noah Masur ’15 have a show for you:

Come to the Nic Lounge on Friday at 8pm to help Desperate Measures write their first full show of the semester… as it’s being performed! This means that we get to show off our shiny, brand new baby players — Rachel, Billy, and Peter. It also means that you get to cram in to the lounge with your friends and your personal bottle of absinthe and your Pokemon Y, plop down in the front row, and proceed to shout “Miley Cyrus” for every single suggestion we ask for, repeatedly, uninhibited by our attempts to ignore you, until we are all forced to collectively sigh and look at you, at which point one of us must say, “Fine,” and then use your suggestion for some ridiculous scene that causes such great laughter and applause that you continually congratulate yourself everywhere you go for your brilliant and original suggestion, feeling satisfied with your life for many years until the day you come face to face with all of us in the fiery pits of Hell itself to answer for what you did. It’s gonna be fun!

Facebook event here.

Date: Friday, November 1st
Time: 8-9pm
Place: Nics Lounge
Cost: Split sides

Desperate Measures Improv Auditions

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Courtesy of Michael Vaughn ’16:

We, Desperate Measures, Wesleyan’s only short form improv comedy troupe invite you to try out!

“They’re funny if you’re drunk.” – NY Times

“It’s K.” – Michael Roth

Date: Monday, September 9
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room

New Teen Force Improv Comedy Show in Nics Lounge

From Lauren Langer ’16:

Feel guilty about not going to the gym this week? Want to work out but don’t actually want to move? Well laughing burns 1.3 calories per minute!

So come on down (or up?) to the Nics Lounge this Saturday from 8-9pm to burn a whole 78 calories!

New Teen Force is Wesleyan’s only long-form free-form improv group, and we’re putting on a show to help you get in shape just in time for bikini season! Featuring stand-up by Mike Matthews! It’s going to get comical, so be sure to apply generous amounts of deodorant!

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Nics Lounge
Cost: Free

Gag Reflex Reading Week Show

Gag Reflex is helping you think positive this reading week:

Join us in Exley for some completely improv-ed comedy, just like your completely improv-ed studying.

The location is ideal: you’ll find us as you walk groggily from Sci-Li to Pi Cafe to grab yourself another chai charger.

But if you can’t make it to the show, here are some survival tips for this coming week and beyond:

-Whatever you’re doing, imagine Michelle Obama is looking at you with encouragement and approval.
-Keep a plastic bag from Broad Street Books in your room at all times. They are non-porous, which makes them ideal for catching vomit and urine.
-Everyone is going to be at their wit’s end, so it’s the perfect time to hit on someone who is much better looking that you.
-Make friends in high places. Like the empire state building. Or westco.

Date: Monday, December 10
Time: 5:00 pm
Place: Exley Lobbey (right outside Pi)
Cost: Free