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Desperate Measures: The Last Laugh Show

Breakfast-ClubFrom the comedy side of Wesleyan:

Finals may be hitting you hard, all the more reason to laugh!

Desperate Measures is doing their last show and also sending off 3(ish) wonderful people into the real world, Alex Donesky ’15, Noah Masur ’15 and Ariel Lesnick ’15– like when you release a duck back into the wild.

So join us! For laughs, tears, and celebrity…bestfriends!

Date: Sunday, May 10 — TONIGHT!
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Nics Lounge
FB: here.

Desperate Measures: New Kids on the Block Show


From Ariel Lesnick ’15:

Wesfest is a time when intellectuals from around the world, gather together in Middletown, CT to share incredible memories and the hope for a better tomorrow. Please join Desperate Measures as they make shit up for your enjoyment.

Bring pre-frosh, bring families, but don’t bring haters. FB


Date: Wednesday, April 15th
Time: 8:00PM
Place: WestCo Cafe

Desperate Measures Presents: In The Heights


From Ariel Lesnick ’15:

“In the Heights” tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows arealways open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

Spoiler Alert: This is a regular improv comedy show and has absolutely nothing to do with “In The Heights.” FB EVENT PAGE 

Date: Today
Time: 8:00PM
Place: Nics Lounge

Desperate Measures Presents: Orange is the New Blake


From Ariel Lesnick ’15:

Celebrate the lovely orange flavor of Halloween and pumpkin-spice beverages with Desperate Measures’ first full show of the year, featuring Blake Pritchard ’18, our newest and shiniest member! We will perform a variety of improvisational sketch “games” as seen on shows like “Whose Line is it Anyway?” and “No, Seriously, Whose Line of Cocaine is That On My Couch?” that should quench the most sophisticated of laugh palates.  Join us.

FB event page

Date: Saturday, October 25th
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Nics Lounge

Comedy Combo Show

unnamed“Wow comedy suxx I hate laughing and everyone else is funnier than me :'(.” – Ariel Lesnick ’15

5 comedy groups
1 place
1 time
1 night only
Featuring: New Teen Force (free-form improv)
Gag Reflex (long-form improv)
Lunchbox (sketch)
Desperate Measures (short-form improv)
Punchline (standup)
Freshprinces welcome
Everyone else also welcome

Ladies Who Laugh: A Comedy Show


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!

The Desperate Measures’ Annual 24 Hour Improv Show

desperate measure 24 hrsFrom Noah Masur ’15:

Wesleyan’s only short-form improv group Desperate Measures invites you to come join us for our annual 24 HOUR IMPROV SHOW in the WestCo Lounge.

Featuring the Desperate Measures crew performing for the ENTIRETY of the event, as well as surprise appearances by the other improv and comedy groups on campus and possibly groundhogs, the 24 HOUR SHOW will be your source of non-stop laughs LITERALLY ALL DAY.

The 24 period will likely include:
– Vest Hour
– Hobo Hour
– 1-Hour Scene
– Musical Hour
– Every game in our roster
– 24 Hour Show *exclusive* games
– Parallelojams
– ???

Come watch us as we struggle with sleep deprivation and attempt to create comedy during all hours of the day! Those that stay the longest will win a special prize — last year, two brave souls stayed for the entire performance. Can you match them? And will the laughter ever end?

Date: Friday, March 28 to Saturday, March 29
Time: 9 PM Friday – 9 PM Saturday
Place: WestCo Lounge
Facebook: here

Desperate Measures Study Break Show


Noah Masur ’15 and his goof troop write in:

It’s finals week, which everyone knows means… it’s time for an improv show!*

Need a study break? Running out of points and afraid of going hungry? Looking to be sexually satisfied? Come see Desperate Measures to fulfill one of these desires. As Mother Teresa once said: bring your friends and your baddest behavior.

*If you didn’t know this, remember that it will be on the exam.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404512386453638

Date: TODAY, December 9th
Time: 8-9pm
Place: Nics Lounge
Cost: Freedom

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!
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!