Posted by Gabrielle Gignoux-Wolfsohn
On Saturday, Feb 2, The Triple Threat comedy show delivered what it promised-a whole lot of laughs. Filene Auditorium was completely packed with an enthusiastic crowd of Skidmore students.
The first act of the night was four sketches presented by Skidomedy, one of which was performed three times. Peter Johnston '14 played a Princeton professor on NPR reading an erotic short story. Johnston's act was followed by Emily Moler '15, Laura Cornachio '14 and Julia Romano '13, who discussed their favorite L'Oreal Kids shampoos while taking intermittent breaks in their conversation to objectify passing men. The punch line for this sketch involved Ben Jurney '14 as the first man to hear the women's catcalls and responding with a vulgar comment. The women retorted with hypocritically insulted looks on their faces, which scares Jurney off the stage, leaving one of the women to say, "I kind of liked it." The sketch that was presented three times involved "Coach John Carter on Mars," a hybrid of Coach Carter and John Carter, combined to give us "Coach Carter on Mars."
The Ad-libs provided improvisation, beginning their set with their usual Whose Line is it Anyway? set up, asking the audience for one-syllable words. The audience shouted out things like "cow" and "cat" which the Ad-libs would then rhyme with, to comedic effect. Following the opener, they conjured a scene in which Dan Shure '14 raised his child with a muzzle. The child, Becca Baruc '15 was then shown at voice lessons and the prom. Next, Olivia Nielsen '13 and Jurney raised their child (Shea Shonsky '15) to be a king, serving as peasants under their two-year-old's monarchical rule.
The scheduled half of the night finished with Sketchies, the group that wears all black and never fails to evoke a laugh. The Sketchies provided the audience with Skidmore-relevant material, which seems to be their strong suit. There was no doubt that making fun of orientation, Wiecking, and plaid-wearing vegetarians would receive plenty of laughs when presented to an audience filled with Skidmore students who are all in on the joke.
The second, equally enjoyable half of the evening was the auction, featuring hot-ticket items such as 60 seconds of truth with a comedian ($5), a cameo with the group of your choice ($50), love advice ($12), a $20 bill ($25), a passionate on-stage kiss between Alex Brodsky '13 and Alex Kallner '13 ($30), and a date with the bidder's pick, Rigel Harris,'16 ($100). The auction was a fun, creative way to raise money for Comedy Fest, which is scheduled to take place next weekend, Feb. 8th and 9th. It intends to deliver the same great comedy that was seen this Saturday, as well as numerous other acts, including performers from other schools.