Quadruple Threat: A Night of Witty Fundraising and Impressive Acts
Quadruple Threat, an event hosted by the four comedy groups on campus, definitely did not disappoint. Filled with good humor, witty improv and a wide spread of auction items to raise money for Com-Fest, the annual comedy celebration. The money helps bring other college groups as well as professional acts.
The first group to perform was the Sketchies, starting with a video sketch about a man desperately trying to impress a girl he likes by writing a sketch on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappearance. Following the video were three live sketches and a dance routine to the song “This is Halloween” from the movie Nightmare Before Christmas. Next came the two auction items: the first prize being each member of the group telling the winner what they want to hear and the second prize having the group make a salad onstage for the winner. The first prize went for $10.01, and the second went for $20.20.
The second group to perform was the Ad Libs. Prompted with the word “spoon,” their whole performance was set in a cafeteria, featuring sketches about things such as slipping on wet floor signs, potato salad and getting bullied over croutons. The Ad Libs then auctioned off two items, which included an evening of dinner theater, which went for $50, and a 30-45 minute playdate with a dog, which went for $30.
Skidomedy went next with four prepared sketches for the evening. The first was set in a yoga studio and featured a crazy, wild yoga instructor, and the second was set in a porn studio — with two competitive moms, fighting over whose daughter was the best porn star, and featured plenty of porn puns and jokes. The third sketch featured two guys in a fight which somehow resulted in a lost tooth and a Venmo notification from the tooth fairy, and the last one featured a best friend named Doreen who was jealous about not being included in a plot to murder a man. Skidomedy had two items to auction off as well, which were for one lucky audience member to be in a video sketch, which went for $45, and to have Skidomedy be someone’s personal posse, which went for $70.10.
The final group to perform was Awkward Kids Talking, or AKT. Starting off with the word “salad” as inspiration, the performance morphed from a sardine/salad trade to burning down Walmart to a funeral with a guiding spirit and a group of restless kindergarteners at naptime. AKT auctioned off two items as well, which included a redecoration of someone’s room or apartment with some versatile blue string – this went for $25 – and an improvised murder mystery dinner, which went for $46.
After each individual group’s performance, the groups all came together to auction off four group items. The first was the ability to make two comedians of your choice kiss, which went for $20. The second was a weekend pass to Comfest, which went for $40. The third was the ability to join one show of any group of your choosing, which went for $40. The last was a flash mob with all the comedy groups at any chosen time, which went for $52.