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WeSNL Wants You to Join the Cast

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Live from Middletown, CT, it’s a message from WeSNL:

Calling all actors, writers, and videomakers!

WeSNL is a brand new video sketch comedy group seeking to bring Wesleyan’s wit and humor to the interwebs! We produce weekly sketches, both on Wesleyan related issues and about funny things at large, and will also have a monthly “Weekend Update” section where we recap the past month’s most ridiculous news stories.

Write-in #3: Wesbooks That Would Never Be Written

Here it is, folks:

GIVE US THE TITLE AND AUTHOR OF BOOKS ABOUT WES THAT WILL NEVER BE WRITTEN.

>>>>>>>>>>>>THE FORM!<<<<<<<<<<

Examples:

  •  Ten Good Reasons to Go To Bar Night by Anyone, Ever
  • A History of WestCo that Does Not Include the Word “Weed” by Giante Jointe
  • Rolling Down Foss: How I Learned to Love the Tour by Mike Whaley
  • Skulls and Serpents and Cardinals, Oh My! Coming Out of the Basement by [name redacted]

Be creative. All submissions, if chosen, will be posted anonymously unless you’re real keen on wanting your name out there. No negative titles, especially those targeting specific students, will be posted.

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Desperate Measures Parents’ Weekend Improv Show

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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

Tonsil Hockey Drops Debut Video, Fails To Make It Onto Morning Show

Maybe you thought local funnyman and “College of Moving Image” expert Will Feinstein ’13 would finally give up on combining aural and visual stimuli to generate “lighthearted,” “viral” “content” after achieving his lifelong goal of becoming a WesCeleb. You thought wrong.

Nearly a year to the date after debuting viral sensation “Ain’t Tryna Say Goodnight,” Feinstein has directed the music video debut for Tonsil Hockey, a pop-punk band Jason Katzenstein ’13Adrien DeFontaine ’13, and Zak Malik ’14 formed presumably after they got tired of playing Blink-182 songs to bleeding naked men. Please note that none of the aforementioned characters have had their work “viral” “content” promoted on this blog in any form previously.

Gag Reflex Wesfest Show

 

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Gag Reflex, Wesleyan’s oldest Improv Comedy group, is performing Friday night in the Nics Lounge! 

The group performs the  Armando, a long form comedy style involving insight into the improvers life. Upon receiving a word from the audience, a comedian of Gag Reflex will tell a true-to-life monologue. All following improv will be based on something from that monologue. So if you have an excellent word on hand or just want to see some hilarious improv, check out Gag Reflex this Friday night!

Place: Nics Lounge
Date: Friday, 4/19
Time: 8pm
Price: free

The Onion Mocks “Useless Campus Editorial” from the Argus

In a rather sardonic response to Wesleyan’s gun violence forum and similar gun control demands on college  campuses, The Onion completely shat on every college’s contribution to the gun discussion in a video clip titled “College Activists Excited to Add Powerless Voices to the Gun Debate.” At about 0:34 seconds in, a screenshot of an Argus editorial on the subject is hilariously incorrectly dubbed a “fruitless campus newspaper editorial.”

Curiously, the Argus shot is immediately followed by a phone interview with “Michael Feiring, Vassar Student,” whom upperclassmen will immediately recognize as Micah Feiring ’11, former WSA President (and not quite a Vassar student). Wesleying reached out to Feiring for comment last Friday, and he replied yesterday.

“I was actually unaware of this video at the time I received your message,” wrote Feiring. “Needless to say, I did not speak with The Onion about the role college activists play in the gun control debate. I do support stricter regulations and I think that all voices are significant in the gun control dialogue—even poorly run newspapers like the Wesleyan Argus.

Lunchbox + New Teen Force = So Chill


This just in from Elizabeth Litvitskiy ’15:

Hi Everyone. What’s up? Good. This friday there will be a Lunchbox show (Lunchbox is Wesleyan’s oldest and only SOLELY sketch comedy group, sketch comedy is like SNL, Lunchbox is better than SNL) and it’s the last one of the semester. New Teen Force will open with improv, but then there’s a whole bunch of new stuff that we’d love to share with you. Come on down, sweetbreads!

Date: Friday, December 07
Time: 9 pm
Place: Nics Lounge
Cost: Reasonably Cheap

Desperate Measures Holiday Sweater Show

 Ariel Lesnick ’14 would like to share the following message, with the hope that it will kindle some warmth within your laughter deprived souls:

Desperate Measures Improv(e) Comedy goes out with a bang with their FINAL show of the semester! In countless families, there is at least one person who loves to create, wear, and gift, spectacular sweaters. Thrift shops worldwide also help to contribute fabulously festive fabrics for a better tomorrow.

Come get cozy with us!

Place: West(cozy)Co Cafe
Date: Friday, Novembah 30th, 2012
Time: 8-9 pm
Cost: No Monies

Improv Comedy: New Teen Force & Dog Day Players present “The Leftovers Show”

Stephen Stephan “Don’t Mention the Alliteration” Stansfield ’13 wants to make you laugh:

New Teen Force is Wesleyan’s free form long form improv troupe. With fresh blood and fresher ‘tudes, we’re thankful for the Lord’s bounty and we ain’t afraid to show it!

Dog Day Players hail from Dartmouth College and play long form improv.  Come explode your Wesleyan bubble by witnessing real live people from a whole different New England liberal arts college!

Place: Fayerweather 106 (Theater Rehearsal Room)
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: Free

From the Argives: Wesleyan Uses Protection

Yes, that kind of protection.

September 1992 was an interesting time in Wesleyan’s history. “Fall Ball” was cut due to budgeting problems (an autumn version of Spring Fling?), and a whole new WSA was being assembled after the entire group had been disbanded during the previous school year.

However, squished between articles about how all the frats had to cancel their beginning-of-the-school-year parties and blurbs about every single WSA candidate was this gem of a post, titled “How to Use a Condom Correctly.”