Born deaf and hilarious, Andrew Fisher has put his unique perspective to work as one of the most captivating comedians on the New York scene.
Though it may seem unexpected for all audiences to be able to enjoy jokes told in American Sign Language, Sean Kelly, editor of National Lampoon magazine and former writer for SNL, has lauded Andrew’s ability to take advantage of his disconnect with the audience. Through a combination of flawlessly physical comedy and expertly timed delivery, Andrew will make you rethink everything you think you know about what makes comedy work.
Sponsored by Sign Language House and Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights.
Date: Saturday, April 5 — today! Time: 8-9 PM (also practically right now!) Place: CFA Hall
Want to practice enthusiastic consent without waking up your roommate? Holly Everett ’15 has got a sexy idea for you:
Good with your hands?
Sign Language House wants you to prove it. Come by the house Wednesday April 10th at 6 pm for a comprehensive lesson in ASL sex signs. We will cover words and phrases relating to sex, sexual arousal, protection, and body parts, as well as discuss issues around sexual education in the Deaf community.
No sign language background necessary.
Feel free to come early (5:30ish) for regular sign house conversation hour with ASL pro Karen Warren.
Date: Today, April 10th Time: 5:30pm Place: Sign House (64 Lawn) Cost: 0
Holly Everett ’15 writes in with an amazing opportunity to take part in a workshop with and experience a conceptual project by deaf sound artist and composer Christine Sun Kim. Just looking at the event’s sponsors (Sign House and the Music Department, among many others), you can tell that this is not something you’ll want to miss:
This Saturday join us for a two part event featuring Christine Sun Kim, a deaf sound artist and composer. Miss Kim investigates the visual manifestations of sound as an expression of her agency and ownership of it. In this new work, Self Notary Public, Christine presents “a conceptual attempt to legitimatize [her] presence through vocalizing.”
Workshop: 12 pm 41 Wyllys Room 114. Bring your brunch and your
Performance: 8 pm World Music Hall. FREE. Open to the public.
Wesleyan junior Mark Nakhla ’13 picked up American Sign Language as a freshman. In the years since, Nakhla has spent a considerable amount of time and effort signing videos for the deaf and hard of hearing community, including Backstreet Boys’ “The Call,” Katy Perry’s “Fireworks,” and OneRepublic’s “Secrets”—basically your average WESU playlist. Most of the videos involve Nahkla, stationary, signing in front of an unchanging, domestic background. Until now.
The latest is an ASL interpretation of Drake’s “Headlines,” with help from Noah Korman ’14, Adam Keller ’14, and Greg Faxon ’14. Says video contributor/not-so-anonymous tipster Korman: “This video’s production and signing however have reached new heights.” He’s right: this is a tightly choreographed Drake-themed journey through the Butts tunnels and beyond. It’s already topped 400 views in one day and counting. Check it out here or embedded above.
ASHA, Sign Language House, Open House, Nicolson and residence halls, want to teach you how to make Sign Language sexy! We will be showing how to sign words and phrases relating to sex, protection, sexual health, and sexuality as well as look at conceptions of sexuality and issues of sex education within the deaf community.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Come learn a few fun and sexy signs Sunday, November 7, 8:00 pm, in the Nics Lounge!
And Sign Language House would like to prove it by inviting you to Sign Language Conversation Hour. Conversation Hour is a weekly workshop for anyone interested in learning or practicing American Sign Language (ASL). No experience is necessary, and everyone is invited to come! Drop by, learn a few phrases, and impress your friends.
Sign House has one or two openings for next semester, in our large and lovely double. Located at 64 Lawn Ave., we have a great location, right behind Exley. We also have a very nice backyard, with a rainbow hammock and a clothesline! Come enjoy our comfy common room and kitchen; communal tea is always available. Most importantly, we’re friendly and will give you plenty of chances to learn and practice American Sign Language (no prior experience required!). If this sounds like the right place for you, or if you’d like to learn more, please email astout(at)wesleyan(dot)edu by Sunday, December 6th.