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Headliners Announced for 2015 National College Comedy Festival

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
You want it, you got it.

No Dane Cook, but I’ll probably go anyway.

The hype is over, or maybe it’s just beginning. The professional headliners for this year’s National College Comedy Festival have been announced, and boy is it gonna be a steamy one.

In case you didn’t know (I didn’t), comedy has this whole “scene” to it, like music and film and shit. There’s a layered culture surrounding it: you have your popular mainstream stuff, you have your well-but-not-super-well-known comedians, and then you have your up-and-coming comedians. And they have, like, schools you can go to and all that. And ComFest usually does a really solid job of bringing a variety of comedians at different levels of success and popularity–in addition to some great college groups.

So if you’re into comedy (or want/claim to be into it), read on and learn more about this year’s lineup (which should make for one fuck of a show) so you can have one more thing to be pretentious about. Click to continue »

Skidmore Theater Presents: Sweeney Todd

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

VENGEEEAAAAAAAANCE

The Theater Department’s mainstage production of spring 2013 is the classic Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

When I was a wee child, I tried so hard to hate this musical, but it’s basically impossible. Thus, I conclude that everybody loves Sweeney Todd, and if you don’t, you lack both heart and taste.

Here’s the press thing in case you never saw the Tim Burton adaptation:

Love! Murder! Revenge! Tragedy! Comedy! Stirring music! These are all elements of the great SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, a musical thriller. Set in mid 19th century England, it is the chilling tale of a barber, Benjamin Barker, who is unjustly imprisoned for years in Australia by a lecherous judge who ravaged his wife. Barker returns to England as the vengeful Sweeney Todd. Todd opens up a barbershop above Mrs. Lovett’s pie shop. His thirst for blood soon expands to include not only the Judge, but also his customers. The resourceful Mrs. Lovett happily grinds up the bodies and puts them into her meat pies, which become a hot item in London!

The production is directed by Carolyn Anderson, with scenic design and co-creation by Garett Wilson, and musical direction by Emma Weiss ’13. Tickets are $8 for students, Skidmore community members, and seniors; $12 for general admission. For reservations, contact the Skidmore Theater Box Office at (518) 580-5439 or email boxoffice@skidmore.edu.

Friday April 12, 8pm
Saturday April 13, 8pm
Sunday April 14, 2pm
Thursday April 18, 8pm
Friday April 19, 8pm
Saturday April 20, 8pm
Sunday April 21, 2pm
@JKB