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Musical-Improv-Comedy Comes to Wes

improv musical comedyA message from Tekla Monson ’18:

Do you like singing? Do you like comedy? Then you should try doing some comedic musical improvisation! Musical improv is the absolutely fascinating, wonderful and exciting art of making up songs on the spot! It’s not as hard as it sounds, I promise.

We are looking for anybody who is interested in creating hilarious original songs never to be heard again. Everyone is welcome: actors, singers, improvisers, non-singers, comedians, adoring fans, musicians…

The first meeting will be this Wednesday, September 16 at 8:15-10 in the Jones Room (first floor of the theater department building). At this first meeting we will play some games, practice rhyming, a little improv rapping and get people introduced to creating songs of the top of your head. It is going to be so much fun!

Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 8:15-10 PM
Place: Jones Room

more info after the jump:

Gag Reflex Auditions

Ali Felman ’17 writes in:

Like what you saw at the Combo show? Hated it? Didn’t go because ~bed was bae~?? Word. Come audition for Gag Reflex, Wesleyan’s longest-running improv comedy troupe! We perform long form improv–and have F-U-N doing it!!
Audition times:
**Monday Sept 14 6-8PM Usdan MPR (in the basement)
**Thursday Sept 17 8-10PM PAC 125
Auditions last no longer than 15 min. We can’t wait to see you.

Dates, times, and places: Monday, September 14th, 6:00pm-8:00pm in Usdan MPR
OR Thursday, September 17th, 8:00pm-10:00pm in PAC 125

LUNCHBOX PRESENTS: A Night of Sketch Comedy and Improv

Rachel Kaly ’17 was born to improvise. This event? Improvised. Her homework? Off the cuff. Your impending post-grad existential crisis? She invented that shit in a blaze of spontaneous creativity. With comedy, anything is possible. Tonight Rachel will be performing well-rehearsed scripted scenes:

Lunchbox will be opening with some sketchez for some dope NYC-based improvisors. these improvisors are the REAL DEAL, funny funny people from UCB & ur television screens.

check ’em out:
joe schiappa
molly lloyd
christopher roberti

ONE OF THEM WAS Rachel‘S HEALTH/CPR TEACHER IN HIGH SCHOOL!!!!! (if u can guess which one she will give u CPR)

When: Tonight (Saturday) @ 8pm
Where: Dick’s Lounge
How: just open your heart & see where it leads. where you end up may surprise you :)

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

New Teen Force Auditions

From Albert Tholen ’15:

Heyheyhey. So: We’re New Teen Force—Wesleyan’s only free-form, long-form improv comedy troupe—and we’re holding Auditions! They are:

Sunday (9/7) from 4–6 PM and
Tuesday (9/9) from 4:30–6 PM

No experience or preparation necessary! (And expect to stay for the whole session, if possible!)

Dates: Sunday, September 7th and Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Times: 4–6PM and 4:30–6PM
Nics Lounge

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!

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 Improv Comedy Show

tUWDulFrom Anna Bisikalo ’17:

Hey when’s the last time you genuinely laughed? Your lips say “yesterday!” but your eyes say “maybe when I was 12, once.”

Help us help you. Come to the NICS this FRIDAY at 8PM to see Gag Reflex perform their signature long-form improvised comedy.
You’ll feel like a tween again.

Where: Nics Lounge
When: Tonight (Friday) 8pm-9pm


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

Gag Reflex Comedy Show



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
Nics Lounge