I totally forgot to post about the AdLibs show I went to sometime last week or so. Silly me !
The Ad Libs are an improve group on campus. The only improv group, If I am not mistaken. Last week they had their Spring show. Its all improve and fun humour. It has a somewhat “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” feel to it. Which I am more than okay with; great show, right ?
Heres a short clip of the show- uh it involves improv songs and nose jobs. HARHAR LULZ. Watch to see what I mean.
So wait, you didn’t get the invite? No mail, no facebook? About Larry Wilmore’s visit to Skidmore? EEk!! I am very sorry. Well below is what the facebook invite looked like. Now you can feel like you were invited and we can pretend like you were much too busy to attend and not that you are probably no less than 3 hours away from campus and definitely would not have attended even if you were aware such a funny individual was visiting the campus.
Speakers Bureau proudly presents an evening with Larry Wilmore.Larry started his career as an actor and stand-up comic before transitioning to television writing and producing in the early 90s. Hes written for shows such as In Living Color, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and The Jamie Foxx Show. He co-created the animated show The PJs with Eddie Murphy and a few years later created “The Bernie Mac Show” starring Bernie Mac. Most recently he was a consulting producer on NBCs “The Office.” “The Daily Show” has marked a return to performing for Larry and he is currently developing a sitcom for himself at HBO. He also wrote his first book entitled “I’d Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts” from Hyperion Books. Larry has been nominated and received numerous awards including an Emmy, a Peabody, Humanitas, TV Critics and NAACP Image Award.
This event is FREE for Skidmore Students. First come first serve for seats!
See you there!
Picture used on the event poster
Honestly, I am not too familiar with Wilmore’s material but I am glad I took some time out tonight to watch him do what he does best.
Now I must apologize for mentioning something so cool and having no hardcore material to show you. No pictures, no videos. There actually were none allowed. I can say this much, he was good, and I got enough LOLs in.
I just realized I completely forgot to fill you in on my weekend; last weekend. Yea, that one where I did no homework. Well, last Friday I attended the Rithmos Spring Concert. The Rithmos are Skidmore’s Jazz/Hip- Hop Dance Ensemble. I think I said that right, go me ! The girls and one guy are fantastic dancers but I must say the Manmos were the highlight of the show. Manmos is the all male parody group of the Rithmos. These guys looked great in their get ups dancing to non other than Beyonce’s Girls Run the World.
After enjoying the dance performance I hurried my way to the Drastic Measures Benefit Concert. The Drastic Measure is a co- ed a-capella group on campus. Friday night they invited most of the groups on camus to sing a few numbers. The purpose was to raise money for a local organization, Saratoga Bridges. The only thing better than watching a show on campus is watching a show on campus that is organized for a good cause. And, psht ! Of coure I donated! Any way, that was fantastic. I was obviously crazy about all the groups who performed Adele songs, that would be 3 total, and still not enough for me ! Yes, I love Adele. The Treblemakers, Skidmore’s only all inclusive a- capella really blew me away with their Britney Spears mash up. Now, that, I was jamming to. Ever dance and sing in your seat while watching a performance and then stop and think “wait, I must look ridiculous ! – I should stop”. I had one of those moments. The performance was that fun. Anyways, good job Drastics on a fantastic show.
Saturday night was all about comedy. Improv comedy to be exact. The Ad- Libs gave us a laugh- tastic show. Slapped my knee a couple times. I would explain some of the jokes to you … but then it wouldn’t be funny. I mean you can’t re- enact improv, right ?!
Sorry I don’t have any videos from the Benefit concert or the Comedy Show but catch a peep at the Rithmos show.
The meme craze; It’s funny how much a few words and a face expression can say. Add Skidmore to the mix and what do you get? A whole lot of inside jokes for the Skidmore students. But have no fear I am here to explain the SkidMemes.
“Oh, you say you’re a double major? Well aren’t you special”
A sarcastic play on how common it is for students to double major on this campus- double minors are quiet common as well; my housemate is a triple minor. Some would say its a weird obsession with over achieving that comes over the Skidmore students upon arrival on campus. I’d say its the product of having a campus full of passionate students. We as people can easily be interested in a number of things. Skidmore encourages its students to fulfill all of these interests even if its something as “odd” as computer science and dance, for instance. These “odd” combinations are far from odd here. What can I say? Here, Creative Thought Matters.
THE HUNT: A scavenger hunt organized by the outing club. The outing club is one of the, if not the, largest club on campus. They organize weekly outing trips every weekend including rock climbing, snow boarding, and camping. What’s great is that if you do not have any of the equipment for a trip you are more than welcome to email the club list to find someone who does and is willing to lend you the equipment. Club members can also pick and choose which trips they’d like to attend. So like I was saying, this club organizes a scavenger hunt. Forty teams of five pay a small fee to sign up, of which I am sure goes to charity and are given a list, two pages long with tasks to compete. Sometimes the tasks are really obscure and teams are expected to be as creative as possible. Well, the only way to win is to be extremely creative. As many teams do, my team made uniforms. We were the “Sailor Scouts” so we dressed like sailor moon characters. I was Sailor Jupiter. We also choreographed a dance routine to two original songs. This event goes on for an entire day. Some of the tasks are time sensitive. One of which stated participants had to behave like velociraptors on a street corner in town at exactly 6:17 pm. The sight of about 100+ students on a street corner behaving raptor like was too funny. The sailor scouts also flash mobbed inside a local Stewarts. Unfortunately, the sailor scouts did not win but we had a hell of a time and that’s all that matters. Later that night we just continued the fun at a post- Hunt dance party.