Tips for the Skidmore Halloween Season (Freaktober)

Written by Carmen Sandiego on October 19th, 2014
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Noticed any artful gourd arrangements lately?

Some of you are new here, and maybe you haven’t heard about the Skidmore bacchanal that is Halloween season. Well, it has begun, and we’re not quite at the epicenter of it yet. Maybe some of you are dreading the chaos that ensues as liquor bottles and candy corn vomit begin to collect scattered piles in and around of of your dorm building, wiry freshman girls probe for LSD in hushed tones the week before Chance the Rapper, inevitably falling into the mud/horseshit mixture that is the ground at Stables at least once, feeling the need to flaunt your creative presence at this school through some witty costume, and the overall knowledge that by the end of this month you will have lost at least 75% of your IQ and still have the November-April ice age to look forward to. Maybe you’re just hibernating and ordering from Char Koon. Maybe you’re even focusing on classes. That’s also totally acceptable.

As for me, I live for the dirty fucking mess of Skidmore in October. As much as it is a debaucherous display of excess, you would be a fool not to relish it. Honestly, it tickles my heart to see flushed faces with paint on them, or a power ranger and duck making out, or just the subtle beauty of a discarded Pizza 7 box in front of Wait. The fall at Skidmore unifies us, and allows us all to be disgusting that we miss so dearly within us. Maybe you don’t like going out – at least walk in north woods or do some cool shit with pumpkin. Hey, rent one of the bikes from the library on the weekend and escape the zombie apocalypse that is campus in the autumn! Take this opportunity to be the fool you know you want to be, because them leaves only turn four times in Saratoga. Based on previous experience, I have designed a detailed guide to help you make the most of your October

HOW TO HAVE A FREAKY OCTOBER:
1. Just take pictures. Take freaky pictures, take cliche pictures, take awful ugly pictures, take pictures climbing trees, take pictures doing playful shit with leaves, take pictures. I know that you would rather not be like everyone else (we are all like that here, so nice try), but its quite possible that you won’t remember why you ever came to this school by the time it is December, so use these photos to remind yourself.

2. Suck up your pride and go to Stables. Maybe you can tell yourself you are just attending to make fun of people and accidentally end up having fun and not tell anyone. If it sucks, go visit those horses in the barn. You’ll probably get yelled at but at least you got to touch a pony and the night wasn’t a TOTAL waste.

3. Do the costume thing one night. You don’t even need to plan it—RESIST THE PRESSURE! But I’d be willing to bet that you will think of something, and when you do, act! Seriously, you could go as a caveman wearing nothing but a dishrag and would gain more respect than if you were the captain of the hockey team here.

4. Go to the Pulse and Accents mini-jam on October 31st in Gannett. These things are a whole cornucopia of fun—bring drinks if you need to, and get your jam on. Last time I went to one of these things I had a 40 in my hand and danced like I was in the basement of Paddock. They are better than you may think.

5. Attend a public and well-funded Saratoga event. Reap the benefits of living in a nicer town than you will live in for years after you graduate. There are bound to be a few. There’s often free food (Mrs. London’s hot chocolate usually happens). The best part about town events is you get to see all the weird high school youths you never saw before, rambling the streets in small confused clusters, black hoodies and brown uggs. It’s really quite exciting.

6. GIRLS. Wear a mens sweater with no pants at all. It’s exhilarating and it’s okay, because fall.

7. Smash a pumpkin. Smash it to pay tribute to your self-pitying days as a sophomore in high school, sporting high top converse and crying yourself to sleep. But really, last year some girls threw a pumpkin out of the window of Wait and it was beautiful. But look out below, because causing concussions is definitely not punk.

8. Go to the tacky mansion on Broadway! You know, the one that is entirely own and run by small dogs who sit in thrones. You probably know which one I am talking about. That house is hosting an event on the 31st from 3:30-9:30 pm during which they will be handing out 12 chocolate bars with hidden $100 bills inside. THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Also there will be cider donuts and apple cider.

 

Weekend Distractions CXXIV

Written by Hannibal Burgess on October 17th, 2014

ALL WEEKEND:
Your parents?  How many questions can you dodge about your weekend activities?  Let us know in the comments below!

FRIDAY:
4:00pm – Women’s Soccer vs William Smith College
6:00pm – Women’s Volleyball vs Vassar College (at RIT)
8:00pm –Women’s Volleyball vs Union College (at RIT)
8:00pm – Dancing at Lughnasa @ JBK Theater (Black Box)
8:00pm – Carnegie Hall Premiers: Ensemble ACJW @ Zankel

SATURDAY:
9:00am-3:00pm – Library Book Sale @ Scribner Library
2:00pm – Women’s Volleyball vs Bard College (at RIT)
8:00pm – Dancing at Lughnasa @ JBK Theater (Black Box)
8:30pm – Skidmore “Under the Big Top” @ Williamson Sports Center, Main Gym

SUNDAY:
1:30pm – Skidprov @ Filene
11:00am-5:00pm – Falstaff’s Coffee House @ Falstaff’s
2:00pm– Dancing at Lughnasa @ JBK Theater (Black Box)

Missing something? Let us know in the replies!

 

Best Campo Incident Reports from Sept. 19 to Oct. 2

Written by Charmander on October 16th, 2014
I spy with my little eye...

I spy with my little eye…

Saturday, September 20 

  • Fire Alarm Apparatus at 12:16 AM: Report that the cover to the fire alarm in Jonsson Tower was accidentally bumped into and is emitting a small audible alarm. Officers dispatched and rectified the situation.
  • College Violation-Noise at 9:28 PM: Officer responded to a noise complaint in Jonsson Tower stating that a student was in the common hallway area playing a guitar. He was advised to lower the volume.

Monday, September 22 

  • Trespass at 8:15 AM: Report that a person was in the dumpster. Officer reports person gone on arrival.

Tuesday, September 23 

  • Suspicious Activity at 11:09 AM: Individual called stating there is a suspicious male walking around in the North Hall Lot looking at vehicles. Individual states he is acting very suspicious. Dispatched Officer reports finding the subject who stated that he is visiting someone in the Harder Hall. Subject was reunited with the employee.

Thursday, September 25

  • Suspicious Activity at 10:00 AM: RP reports someone opened and closed her door in Howe Hall last night. Report taken.

Friday, September 26

  • Fire Alarm-Accidental at 9:03 PM: Received a fire alarm for the Sports Center. Officers, Maintenance and advised SSFD.
  • College Violation-Noise at 11:05 PM: Noise complaint in Sussman Apartments Officers who report area is quiet at this time.

Saturday, September 27

  • Suspicious Activity at 6:45 AM: RP reported finding a male sleeping on the floor in classroom in Ladd Hall. Disp. Officers who identified the male and escorted him from the building.
  • Suspicious Activity at 9:54 PM: RP states there are three males that appear to be sitting on the apartment roof at Dayton Drive. Officer who reports subjects GOA.
  • College Violation-Noise at 10:44 PM: RP states there is a large gathering of students congregating on Tower Greens who may have alcohol. Officers who report no problems at this time.  Group is playing a game with no alcohol present.

Sunday, September 28

  • Campus Safety Assist at 4:50 PM: RP states the Woodlawn street sign is missing and requests Campus Safety keep a look out for it in case it appears on campus.
  • Suspicious Activity at 9:20 PM: RP reports there are two older males rummaging through recycle bins in Northwoods Apartments. Officers dispatched. 9:44 PM: Officer reports several students picking through trash dumpsters for a lost item. Students were asked to stop and clear out and complied.

Monday, September 29

  • College Violation-Other at 05:07 PM: RP observed a couple of people who may be smoking marijuana outside Wilson Chapel. Officer who reports subjects are rolling their own cigarettes with regular tobacco.

Tuesday, September 30 2014

  • Welfare Checks at 1:31 PM: RP request a check be made for daughter living in Sussman Apartments as she has been feeling ill and cannot be reached. Disp. Officer who reports Student is fine and is calling her mom.
  • Welfare Checks at 10:12 PM: RP called requesting a welfare check for her son in Rounds Hall. Officers who located student in his room.  He states that his phone is dead but will return the call when phone is charged. Called parent and advised her.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  • Suspicious activity at 8:01 AM: RP States the door to room in Rounds Hall is wide open and neither occupant is there. A call placed to both occupants went right to voicemail. Dispatched Officer who reports locating once occupant asleep in bed and the other occupant was reached successfully by cell phone at this time
  • Suspicious Activity at 2:58 PM: RP called stating there is a couple walking down Clinton St carrying something like a sleeping bag. Officers checked the area to no avail. Subjects GOA.

 

 

Lively Lucy’s Presents: Pinegrove & Iguana Mañana

Written by Executive Editor on October 15th, 2014
D'aww.

D’aww.

Tomorrow night at 8:00pm, Lively Lucy’s will bring yet another off-campus band to Falstaff’s, our esteemed performing arena.  Hailing from Montclair, NJ, Pinegrove is a four-piece lo-fi emo-folk outfit. Think of it as if Justin Vernon and Ben Gibbard’s lovechild discovered fuzzy distortion. Brandishing solid harmonies and über-woe-is-me lyrics, Pinegrove have a lot going for their sound, and their live videos suggest they have a put on a pretty tight live performance.

Opening the show will be newly-christened Skidmore band Iguana Mañana, who will hopefully put some music on the Internet relatively soon. In the meantime, you can check out a brief snippet of their “My Name Is Jonas” cover from the Lively Lucy’s promotional. Check out their latest EP Mixtape Two. It’ll probably make you sad or wish you were.

Show starts promptly at 8:00, so show up to Falstaff’s on time and catch both bands.

 

The Unveiling of the Most Important Event of the School Year: The Beatlemore Poster

Written by Charmander on October 13th, 2014
The Beatles would LOVE Sepia on you, Gordon.

The Beatles would LOVE Sepia on you, Gordon.

It is time.

That’s right! Tomorrow at 1:00pm on the dot, this year’s Beatlemore poster will fly valiantly in the Case Center for all to see. This is an event not to be missed! Come gather and see the dreams of many crushed while others will be fulfilled. Maybe the walrus Gordon Thompson himself will be there. Who knows! It’s always a wild time when this poster drops.

The poster has the name of every act that will be performing at this year’s concert, because clearly that is the only humane way to reveal the winners and the poor losers. I’m sure there is no other possible way to reveal who the performers are in a more intimate setting than the student center of Skidmore. Not at all… But anyway, that’s how we find out. And then proceed to forget about this until next month when this shindig actually goes down.

We all wonder who will be in this prestigious concert. Will there be an a cappella group? One of our many student bands? I heard that Skidomedy auditioned, hopefully their musical talents will shine through and tickle Gordon’s mustache. Gordon himself performs every year, will his name be on the poster? There is only one way to find out. (Honestly, I’m putting all my money on the Bandersnatchers because I can use some soul movin’.)

Also, you can buy t-shirts and posters at this event to show that you are clearly the most excited for this event out of anyone else on campus by getting them before the show. This unveiling event is almost more exciting than the actual concert itself. So do yourself a favor and get over to Case for the event of the millennia.

Case Center
1pm, 10/14
Beatlemore Poster Unveiling

 

Folio Wants Your Literary Shit

Written by Major Qwik on October 13th, 2014
Times New Roman. Simple. I like it.

Times New Roman. Simple. I like it.

A message from the editorial board at Folio:

Folio, Skidmore’s oldest student-run literary magazine, is currently accepting submissions for publication on our website (skidmorefolio.tumblr.com) and in our annual end-of-the-year publication. We’re interested in any form of artistic expression, be it writing (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or perhaps some indeterminable genre), photography, art, sheet music, and anything else that involves the creative impulses of Skidmore students! Please send any submissions to folio@skidmore.edu as a separate attachment, along with any information you think we should know about the submission(s). Multiple submissions are both allowed and encouraged! If you have any questions, please email folio@skidmore.edu or jlemay@skidmore.edu.

Folio is one of two surviving literary magazines from my freshman year, with BARE being the other (RIP Skidmore Scribe and Palimpsest), so do what you can to keep these two magazines/websites in circulation and send all your artsy junk their way.

 

Hey, No Problem.

Written by Executive Editor on October 13th, 2014

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How to Be an Asshole: Library Edition

Written by Iguana on October 13th, 2014

Do your roommates  have a ton of work to do but no motivation to get out of their beds and turn off Netflix? Is it nine p.m. and all your friends have 6 page essays due in 12 hours? Lucky for you, you don’t have anything due this week. That being said, you’re probably super bored and looking for something fun to do. All the motivated people on campus are busy studying their brains out and there’s nothing you enjoy more than being a huge distraction. It’s time to hit the library!

We know you’re not studying.

When you walk into the library,

  • Have a really loud phone conversation about something nobody wants to hear about (the terrible sex you had last night, your bowel movements, and your friends’ gossip are good starting places).
  • Talk to your friends at the desk in your most obnoxious voice possible.
  • Complain to everyone you see that you have nothing to do and you’re really bored and you honestly wish you had homework to do.

At a personal desk,

  • Make sure to pull a Goldilocks and try out a couple different seats before choosing one. At each one, talk to the people next to you, move the chair up and down a few times, and type loudly on the computer.
  • Interrupt the person next to you to ask if you can borrow a pen. If they’re wearing headphones, feel free to just pull one out of their ear.
  • Put music on your iPod and pop your earbuds in, but turn your music up all the way so all the people around you can hear what great music taste you have.
  • Immediately get on Facebook and open every video you can find. Start playing them on the computer, but make sure not to plug your headphones in until after the videos have started. Apologize loudly for making so much noise.

While “studying,”

  • Keep your phone on your desk and text all your friends. Your phone will buzz on the table every time, making a shit ton of noise, but you won’t hear it since your music is so loud.
  • Slurp your coffee loudly. It’s really hot, so make sure to blow on it too.
  • Eat loud, smelly food. Great options include: apples, carrots, celery, Indian food, egg salad, tuna sandwich, potato chips (or Sunchips because those bags are the crinkliest).
  • Let all your friends know where you are so they can come visit you and distract everyone else around you. Better yet, tell your significant other to come see you so you can make out with him/her.
  • Cough into your hands and rub them all over the keyboard. Never use hand sanitizer or wash your hands (especially after going to the bathroom).

At a group study table,

  • Claim a table entirely for yourself. Spread your things out all over it.
  • Leave all your stuff there and go to D-Hall. Leave a sign saying the table is reserved. Stay away from the library for a good few hours.

On the third floor,

  • Sneeze.
  • Make any noise at all.
  • Open your computer and let it make the turn on noise.
  • Glare at everyone who passes you to let them know you take the third floor seriously.

When printing,

  • Never print fewer than fifty pages at a time.
  • Always print in the ten minutes between class when everyone else is just trying to print their essays to turn in.
  • Use all the staples and don’t tell anyone.
  • Jam the printer and sneak away without letting anyone know it’s broken.

There you have it, friends – the best ways to be an asshole in the library! If this list isn’t extensive enough for you, feel free to come up with more creative things. After all, creative thought–oh, fuck it.

 

Drunk, High, & Sober: Triple Threat

Written by Hannibal Burgess on October 11th, 2014

Hello all.

So Triple Threat was fun, right???  What a lovely collection of funny people. I liked the part where someone paid like $70 to make people kiss.  I’d like to have the money for that one day. Anyway, here are three different reactions from SU writes under various states of influence. I hope you will enjoy the notes I took during the show, sans autocorrect. There was alcohol involved.

(Woah I just realized there’s a pretty great double meaning in that title.)

Drunk

TRIPLE THREAT NOTES
BLOWING KISSES
FANTASTIC BECCA
SO MANY SKIDOMEDT
whi is long haired boy
andrew pretty
lotta choking
i forgot britanny was in this
but im a fan
#dildos
ballsack
there is a dad next to me????
im pretty horny after this one
nick looks like robin
bobby does gr8 greaser accent
keegan good punk believable
SO SILLY
WHAT AN UNCOMFIRTABLE SITUATION
DAD BEXT TO ME IS ENJOYING EVERYTHING SO FAR FINDS EVERYTHING PLEASANT
riistershies
ehat a commitions!
adult tiys douns fun
WET
DAD LIKES CLIT JOKES
I WINDER IF HE FINDS IT RELATAVLE

AD LIB TIME
MY LITTLE ELF PRINCE IS IN TWO GROUPS
HI ADAM
WHO IS TINY GLASSES GIRL??????
SOFT GRUNGE
HAVING SEX WITH SHEA WOULD BE LIKE HAVING SEX WITH A BEAUTIFUL ELF PRINCESS WHO HAS FORGOTTEN THE WAYS OF THE SECULAR FLESH
AWKWARD CLAP
WE WILL ALL DIE ONE DAY BUT DOES THAT TRULY MATTER
OF COURSE NOT
IMPROV CLASSROOM A CLASSIC
GOOD JOB BECCA
OMG IS THIS STILL HAOOENING???
IMPROV TAKES A WHILE
WHATEVER
ROLLIN???? OKAY
im lost what is haooenign
wait magbe too drubk????  oh no

OH NO SKETCHIE TIME
WHAT FRESH HELL AWAITS US
THIS IS ALREADY TORTUROUS
BUTT KISSING DESERVES NO CLAPS
two mugging sketches in one night i am seeing a pattern
we live in a police state how are we not terrified
wait i agve seen this sketch before come on guts
i need booze
daddy needs his fix
oh they eat abortions that is rich
high quality
#humanity
morgan can get it
howl
whi wrote this
i want names
feel free to reply in the comments
#fulldisclosure
??????
wait THIS ISNT IMPROV ITS A SKETCH
WILD
WOAH THIS IS BLOWING MY MIND
HALLIE RUN

AUCTIONTIME WHI WILLEIDAD REMAINS BEMUSED
TOO MUCH MONEY AND SCREAMING
IT IS DIFFICULT TI CARE ABOUT THEDE FOUR PEOPLE
im getting more alcohol
SAVE IT OR SHAVE IT
DAD HAS LEFT GOODBYE DAD
nipple
i thubk somewhere diwn the line i got confused about what comedy is.
kissing meaningless

 

I hope that dad had fun.

Yours,
Hannibal Burgess.


 

High

Up next are the notes from our resident high writer, Charmander (probably lit the blunt with its fire tail, yoooooooooo)

Hi friends here we goooooooo
Near front holla
Ridiculous music on point
COME ON FILENE OHHH YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN
ONE MINUTE LATE hmmmmm
Tummys a tinglin’ excite to laugh
Hella overcrowded like HOMIES new location next year
Kazoo woman marry me
Zooooooted
This motorboat sketch is a trip
Mouse teeth killin the game rn
I’m so heart warned!
TAKE THE FALL U GO MAN SORRY BB
Sweater game too strong in this group like DAYUM
SKIDOMEDU SET THAT BAT HIGH LETS GO TRUPLE THREAT
VER
SACE
Smart one liners
Stoned and oh so happy
Rolling up oh my god you geniuses all on board here
It’s all good the comedy is good this year congrats guys you made it
So high
SKETCHIES DANCE TURNED NE ON 9000%
Soul crushing comedy at it’s finest
Katsup? Really?
Very amused at  this improv joke
Versace boys gone god bless
So far all of the comedians are attractive it goes here for this group too
Will there be food at auction? Doubt it #lame

AUCTIONSSSSSS
THIS IS SO HEATED I LOVE IT HUMAN AUCTUONING AT ITS FINEST
I’m glad everyone is drunk good job friends
We aren’t ok to auction though oopssssssssss
Sad about not having beardy be nice to me for a week ugh
Shaving was scary but oh my this is a treat
People at this school need to learn how to math


 

Sober

Finally, here are the sober notes from writer Dr. Spaceman.  They are rather coherent!  Let’s read them together, shall we?

GENERAL:

  • So many humans. So many loud, sweaty humans.
  • There were a bunch of drunk freshman biddies in front of me going into GREAT detail about what they would do to each and every comedy boy. Watch out, Sketchie boys, the freshman coming for you. And they like your butts. Oh yes, they like your butts.
  • I don’t know 99% of this school anymore. There seemed to be a plethora of sad, white girls in black cardigans. Glad to see nothing has changed.

SKIDOMEDY:

  • For some odd reason, VERY focused on the theme of muggers/stabbing…..you tryna tell us something? I mean, it was still funny….but when that’s your go-to gag, time to start thinking of some new, not-as-violent-or-way-more-violent stuff.
  • My favorite sketch was those two girls diary writing. I was straight up sobbing with laughter. Who knew female sexual frustration could be so damn hilarious? Oh wait, probably because every female at Skidmore could relate to it.

AD-LIBS:

  • After a traumatizing 5th grade improv class, I personally am inclined to hate improv comedy. Nothing personal, Ad-Libs.
  • They tagged each other out REALLY quickly. Is that like a fancy improv technique, or did they all just really want more attention?
  • The dog-rapping thing could have SO uncomfortably not funny, but both the performers were so bizzarely funny that I had to enjoy it.
  • Full disclosure: I was in the bathroom for most of this, pooping and thinking about how life is cyclical. So uh, they had good energy, I guess?

SKETCHIES:

  • Any utilizing of our generation’s songbird Jason DeRulo will win my heart. I imagine they just went to Fallstaff’s and observed the masses to get inspiration for the dance routine.
  • That abortion/hamburger joint sketch probably pissed off a TON of people and will probably put the Sketchies on the shit list of the angry gender studies majors for life, but I loved it.
  • The “Howl” sketch was the weirdest shit ever. However, all my friends who were very high thought it was HILARIOUS. Maybe they wrote it, automatically assuming 50% of the audience would be high. In which case, I commend you, you beautiful monsters.

AUCTION:

  • Really uncomfortable. Always really uncomfortable. This was definitely the part where I most strongly wished I wasn’t sober.
  • People here are either insanely wealthy or insanely stupid. Probably both.
  • Ugh, being sober at these things is the worst. Never again. #College

 


 

So, that’s that! Just goes to show that substances are the only REAL way to have fun. I kid, I kid. Mostly?

GREAT JOB, COMEDY!

 

Triple Threat Comedy Show & Live Auction

Written by Major Qwik on October 9th, 2014
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I need sunglasses to look at this for an extended period of time.

(Editor’s Note: Due to some recent complaints we received about our most recent coverage  of the Skidmore comedy groups, we’ve decided to let our official comedy consultant “A skidmore person” offer a more spirited write-up of the event. So if any of this has the potential to bother you, please just scroll down to the bottom and see what a real comedy expert has to say on the matter.)

Before you know it, it’ll be February, and with the coldest and most depressing month of the year (s/o to Valentine’s Day) comes one of the most beloved events here at Skidmore: ComFest. This Friday, you’ll be able to get a sampling of what to expect with Triple Threat, annual showcase of all three three of the four Skidmore comedy groups and ComFest fundraiser. The evening usually goes like this. The Ad-Libs, Skidomedy, and The Sketchies each come out and perform 10-15 minute long sets (during which you may writhe with bitterness at them taking “those schmucks” instead of you). After that, they’ll bring all the comedians out on stage and will hold an auction in which you can bid for the comedians to do “weird things.” (No, not that kind of “weird things.”)

It’s pretty hilarious. They’ve auctioned off some pretty sweet stuff in the past, including (but certainly not limited to):

  • shaving a comedian’s facial hair on stage
  • being tucked in to bed by one of the comedy groups
  • the chance to appear in a group’s sketch/set
  • a dhall date with the comedian of your choosing (they used to do a legitimate town, but apparently some dude was hella creepy about it and ruined it for everyone)
  • a long-winded compliment from one of the comedians
  • a $5 bill
  • having any two comedians make out on stage (this usually ends up being two dudes, because guys kissing is still pretty funny, I guess?)

I’m sure the list this year will include some of the above, but they generally do a pretty solid job of switching things up. And before you roll your eyes and sit down to write a SkidNews Op-Ed thinkpiece about how Skidmore students throw so much money at meaningless shit and demonstrate the economic privilege encapsulated by small liberal arts colleges, you should probably know that all of the proceeds go toward producing the National College Comedy Festival, which annual brings college and professional comedy groups from across the country–and has received shout outs from the New York Fucking Times. So it’s a good cause.

Of course, the auction is only the icing on the comedic cake, as the evening’s main highlight will be the short and sweet sets from the comedy groups. First, we have The Ad-Libs, who never fail to impress with their quick humor and endless flow of one-liners. You definitely remember seeing them at Freshman Showcase back when you were a bushy-tailed freshman and thought, “I wish I could do that. Maybe people would like me then.” Or maybe that was just me. Either way, odds are the Ad-Libs will milk every one of their 15 minutes and produce some improv gold. Check out their set from ComFest last year and get excited about what they have in store.

Next up is Skidomedy, always displaying a wide variety of comedic styles filled with smart (yes, smart) humor and well placed pop-culture references. They also consistently manage to inadvertently (or advertently?) rattle the cage with a healthy dose of controversy. That “Crustacean” sketch from ComFest is still legendary. And last year they faked someone’s death for like 30 seconds. Both were hilarious and resulted in a some people complaining to SGA or something. So you know they’re doing something right. They’re also roughly the size of the Treblemakers, so odds are you probably know someone in the group and should go to support them. Here’s their set from last year’s ComFest.

Lastly, we have The Sketchies. You’ve probably been very unsettled by their patented brand of rude and off-beat humor. You’ve probably found yourself thinking “Yo that’s pretty fucked-up” after one of their sketches. But that never stops the group from consistently producing hilariously enjoyable sketches exhibiting strong writing, bizarre premises, and humor as dark as their all-black attire. Check out their ComFest set for a small sampling.

Regardless of which comedy group best fits your bag, the evening’s sure to deliver, and we’ll have three correspondents covering it for our first installment of “Drunk, High, and Sober” (pretty self-explanatory, but more on that later). So show up at 10pm in Filene, bring cash (no credit card or Skidcard accepted), and start the weekend off right.

Hi Skiddies. User “A skidmore person” here. I love the comedy groups. No. You don’t understand. I FUCKING LOVE SKIDMORE COMEDY GROUPS. I get aroused just thinking about them. And the acapella groups. And just Skidmore in general. I consider myself to be something of a Skidmore comedy aficionado, so take it from me: you should really go to Triple Threat tomorrow night at 10:00pm in Filene. They’ll be doing funny things. I’ll be there in the front row, so come say hi. You’ll know me when you see me because I’ll be rubbing one out during the sets.