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Monday, January 30th, 2012

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Yo slowbros- Comfest tickets are going to be on sale next Monday  the 6th in Case Center near the Case Info Desk, from 10:00AM – 4:00PM.

The ticket prices are as follows:

  • Skidmore Rate: $3 for college shows, $7 for professional shows, $15 for a weekend pass.
  • General Admission Rate: $5 for college shows, $10 for professional shows, $20 for a weekend pass



Additional information about the event (including an awesome panel discussion on Women in Comedy) after the jump.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

It’s approaching– that time of the year when it’s suddenly clear to me why I’m even at Skidmore in the first place: The National College Comedy Festival.

This year the event will take place on February 10th and 11th, will host eighteen college comedy groups from the Northeast. The professional groups that will attend this year are TJ & DaveBleak! Comedy and BriTaNick. If you don’t know who at least one of these groups are, get out from under that rock that you seem to have internet access at, and learn some knowledge.

More details will be provided as the event date approaches, but in the meantime continue doing your homework.

ComFest Is An Incredibly Huge Deal And Everyone Loves It

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Travis Helwig has a fantastic 3000 word piece on Skidmore’s ComFest on today.

Helwig lays out ComFest’s creation myth, following the history of the festival from Class of 1991 alum David Miner’s 1988 inaugural show to today’s amateur comedy stepping stage. You should probably stop whatever you are doing and read it. Am I the only person that didn’t know any of this? ComFest is this important? Well shit, I feel dumb.

I guess Helwig does get a little hasty when he crowns some kid from Cornell the “King Of Skidmore” but he nails our “affinity towards puns, funny characters and racism” right on the head.  In fact, when you really think about it, “Puns, Funny Characters and Racism” would probably make a better Skidmore motto than Creative Thought Matters.

Did I mention you should read the article? You should. Look at all those famous comedians that have great things to say about our Comedy Festival. How great is that? So great!

While I’ve got your attention I just want to let you know that you should probably bookmark and its brother and sister sites and because everything they post is super smart.

UPDATE: Also, ComFest parties? how come I never got invited to any of that debauchery? Ayo Dizzy Peoples guys, I ride your dicks so hard and I get no love? Que pasa? Next time you guys are involved in anything where ALLEGEDLY  “a drunken performer takes off his clothes and rides a Razor scooter in the ten-degree night” or  “two college comedians fuck in a bathroom while others watch through a window” I expect an email.

Dizzy Peoples ComFest Documentary

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

ComFest happened this week and although I did meet some Bates kids that claimed to be comedians I mostly missed it. Sucks to be me.

Anyway, the Dizzy Peoples crew made this hilarious documentary chronicling the festival’s history and offering a brief glimpse into its future that you should look at and laugh at.

Everything You Need To Know About The 22nd Annual College Comedy Festival In 145 Words Or Less

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

hahahaha jokes!

You know what’s funny? Comedy festivals. Good thing this week Skidmore’s comedy groups bring you the comedic, funny, hilarious, laugh-out-loud, riotous, joking, humorous, comical, witty, droll, amusing, not-entirely serious, College Comedy Festival. Returning for its 22nd year, the festival will feature funny people from Skidmore, funny people from other colleges and funny people form the real world.

Friday, February 11
7:00pm: College Show feat. Skidmore’s Skidomedy & Sketchies, and 8 other college groups.
10:00pm: Professional Show feat. Bleak! Comedy and Upright Citizens Brigade TourCo.

Saturday, February 12
7:00pm: College Show feat. Skidmore’s Ad-libs, and 9 other college groups.
10:00pm: Professional Show feat. Bleak! Comedy and Harvard Sailing Team

Tickets for these wonderful events were on sale in Case Center but word on the street is that they’ve sold out so your best bet is to beg at the door.
College Shows: $3 students/$5 general population.
Professional Shows: $7 students/$10 general population.


ComFest Fundraiser: Smells Like ASS

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The secret to a successful social life and sexual experience is to always be funny. In today’s competitive friendship market if you don’t have a hilarious joke ready at every moment you are doomed to a life of solitude and tearful masturbation.

Research has shown that most of you are fully capable of making a passable joke, the rest of you however could benefit from studying some more experienced players. Luckily college comedy titans Ad-libs, Skidomedy, Sketchies are hosting a fundraiser for the annual College Comedy Festival this Saturday, providing you with the perfect opportunity to study up.

There is a $2 dollar suggested donation at the door so bring your singles. I know that $2 is 4/5 of a 40oz and times are tough but rest easy knowing that your donation is helping to support ComFest, the largest and most in-chargest college comedy festival in the world. Those two bucks also give you access to raffles and prizes and good times.

Learn more about this incredible opportunity on thefacebook.