Travis Helwig has a fantastic 3000 word piece on Skidmore’s ComFest on Splitsider.com 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 Splitsider.com and its brother and sister sites TheAwl.com and TheHairpin.com 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.