Tag Archives: improv

New Teen Force + Middlebrow Make Comedy

Coming straight from Albert Tholen ’15:

Wesleyan’s own New Teen Force is hosting Middlebury’s Middlebrow for
an evening full of improv and, one can only hope, laughs.

Come split sides with us 8:30 PM this Tuesday at Art House!

You can RSVP here.

Date: TODAY, Tuesday, February 4th
Time: 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Art House
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!
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

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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

Gag Reflex Homecoming Show

cardinalGag Reflex, Wesleyan’s Oldest Improv Comedy Group, is welcoming families for a fun and hilarious improv show this evening!

We perform a style of long-form improv comedy called the Armando, in which, upon receiving a word from the audience, one of us will tell a true-to-life monologue that we will use to inspire the rest of our scenes and stories. Bring your families, bring your friends, bring the people who might be upset if you called them that.

Where: World Music Hall
When: 8pm
Cost: Nothing


New Teen Force Does a Show, I Guess

From Albert Tholen ’15:

Dear Friends,

New Teen Force, Wesleyan’s only longform+freeform improv group, will be performing this Thursday at Art House! We’ve been making faces in the mirror for days in anticipation so you should too. Bring your attitude, and be prepared to manufacture some Vines.

Lots of Love,

Date: Thursday, October 10
Time: 8-9 P.M.
Place: Art House


This is the photo Google gave me when I searched “improv auditions.” NEW TEEN FORCE.

Lauren Langer ’16 is EXCITED for NEW TEEN FORCE. NEW TEEN FORCE. One more time. NEW TEEN FORCE.

Just when you thought auditions were over…

NEW TEEN FORCE is a long-form free-form IMPROV GROUP
NEW TEEN FORCE will be in the NICS LOUNGE on:

SATURDAY the 14th from 12-2pm and
SUNDAY the 15th from 6-8 pm

No experience or preparation necessary!

Date: Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th, 2013
Time: 12–2 PM on Saturday, 6–8 PM on Sunday
Place: Nics Lounge
Cost: Free

Audition for Gag Reflex


From Taylor Goodstein ’14:

Gag Reflex, Wesleyan’s oldest improv comedy group, is holding auditions! We perform the long-form improv stylings of the Armando, which involves scene and story development based off of true-to-life monologues! We welcome anyone of any skill level to come audition. No preparation necessary.

Date no. 1: Saturday, 9/7, from 2-4pm

Location no. 1: Usdan 110

Date no. 2: Sunday, 9/8, from 4-6pm

Location no. 2: CFA Theater and Dance Studios, Jones Room


Comedy Combo Show

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From Taylor Goodstein ’14:

Do you like comedy? Are you maybe thinking about joining a comedy group but you want to know what Wes has to offer? Do you have a free hour and half between the hours of 7:30 and 9 on Friday? Then you should come to the Comedy Combo Show!!

At the show, you’ll see Punchline members perform stand-up in between the improv acts of short-form group Desperate Measures, long-form, free-form group New Teen Force, and long-form, Armando performing Gag Reflex (say that five times fast). Also, catch the sketch comedy of Lunchbox and the a capella sketch combination brought by Vocal Debauchery. If you are interested in doing comedy at Wes, all groups will also be announcing their audition times!

Show starts at 7:30. Buffet starts at never.

Date: Friday, 9/6
Time: 7:30-9pm
Location: Nics Lounge

Gag Reflex: The Reading Week Show

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Bennett Kirschner ’13 asks me last minute to post something for him, in what is likely and tragically the last time ever:

Friends, the end is nigh. In celebration of our academic conquests, let us all sit back in the halls of Exley as Gag Reflex transports us to netherworlds and gyrates its lady-like limbs for the last time this year. I, for one, will be there, and I do hope you will be too.

Date: Today, May 13th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Exley Lobby (outside of Pi)

Desperate Measures Last Improv Show @ Nix Lnge

Michael Vaughan ’16 wins the lottery and gets mentioned in two posts in a row:

We will be seeing off famed former Legolas impersonator, Mark Popinchalk ’13. There may be a a last dance. In which case: Save it. Aight. Peace.

Date: Today, May 8
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Place: Nicolson Lounge
Cost: No.