Content warning: the following post and video discuss sexual violence and assault.
[Updated 2/16/17, 11:53AM] Check the bottom of the post for photos of the performance from Jejomar Erln Ysit ’19
If you were on campus at any point from Fall 2014 – Fall 2015, you might remember Karmenife Paulino ’15 as being something of a legend. Here are a few ways you may be familiar with her:
She became a very public activist against sexual violence, openly talking about her assault at Psi U her freshman year.
She also spoke out against members of Eclectic (which she was also a member of) for allowing her rapist into their home and perpetuating rape culture. Along with controversy surrounding a racial slur on a membership application, this contributed to Eclectic losing their house for the 2016-2017 school year.
She returned to campus last Friday for a one-hour stand-up routine, “Make Your Own Reparations 101,” and delivered a rousing set to the packed basement of Malcolm X House. Her jokes covered everything from the Wes administration, to casual racism at her workplace, to scamming white men on Tinder. Watch the video of her performance after the jump:
2002. Palestine et al. Dir: Elia Suleiman. With Suleiman, Manal Khader. 92 min.
In the spirit of Keaton and Tati, Suleiman’s wry silent-comedy performance anchors a very “loud” situation: the day-to-day life of Palestinians in Israeli-controlled territory. Subtitled “A Chronicle of Love and Pain,” the movie plays out a series of darkly funny and visually whimsical vignettes. Co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine.
1974. USA. Dir: Mel Brooks. With Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder. 93 min.
A land-grabbing railroad baron tries to drive off a tiny frontier town by getting them appointed a black sheriff, only for the new lawman to become their unlikely savior. Brooks’ comedy Western, co-penned by Richard Pryor, “rises below vulgarity” as it simultaneously offers slapstick gags, juvenile jokes, and a sharp satire of American racism.
On Friday, February 26th at 8pm in 200 Church, the Female Hysterics (an all female comedy collective) will be having their first show of the semester!
Come support your local female comics, many of whom will be trying stand up or sketch for the very first time!
*We are still looking for female-identifying performers! Beginners are especially welcome! If you’ve never tried comedy before, this is a chance to put yourself out there in a supportive environment! If you’re interested in performing or have any questions about the group, emailLnlanger[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Date: Friday, February 26th, 2016 Time: 8PM to 9PM Place: 200 Church
Are you interested in comedy, the agency world, or talent management?
Then you should join The Wesleyan Comedy Committee!
Comedy Committee is a student group that books professional comedians to play shows at Wesleyan. It’s a great way to learn about the business, build your resumé, and meet people in the industry all
while creating awesome events for the entire school to enjoy.
Please join us to hear more about the group and learn how you can get involved.
Come join the Wesleyan Comedy Committee in welcoming outstanding comedian Aparna Nancherla for a night of standup comedy! She was named one of Time Out NY’s 10 Funniest Women in New York and has been featured on the Late Show with Seth Meyers as a writer and a performer. Also featuring Chris Duffy!
Date: Saturday, November 14th Time: 9pm
Place: CFA World Music Hall Facebook Event: LINK