Are your old prom dresses at home in a closet collecting dust? Donate them to the Fairy Godmother Project of Boston. As part of our PROMedy Jam theme, we will be collecting dresses at the Comedy Jam shows and in the Campus Center concourse the week of April 7th-11th. The dresses will go to young women in the greater Boston area to make their prom experience complete. Well, we can’t promise a date… unless you’re asking… which is very flattering, thank you.
Can’t wait for the Comedy Jam!? Neither can we! SVP hosts TWO free comedy shows every Friday and Saturday night on the UMass Amherst Campus. This weekend we have loads in store for you!
TONIGHT– Improv with Attitude presents: Dueling Montages! This awesome show of two teams and only one winner. Herter 231. 8:00PM. Free.
SATURDAY NIGHT– Mission:IMPROVable hosts Clark University’s Peapod Squad and Northeastern’s NU and Improv’d! Each team will perform their own signature show, then the last quarter will be devoted to miss match hilarity from an all star team! Herter 231. 8:00PM. Free.
Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands over ears of the children next to you because 3 Hole Punch is coming back from hiatus for Comedy Jam 12.
3 Hole, made up of both former and current members of SVP, will be performing their witty, hilarious set Friday night of the Jam.
The team first appeared at the 2005 UMass improvathon and has taken on many forms since then. You can even see your favorite 3 Hole ladies perform together at Improv Boston and Improv Asylum. The team is so underground, it has no website.
The Late Night Players and SVP go way back to the trio’s college years. Come watch the LNPs make their gallant return to the UMass stage at their hilarious sketch show Friday night of the Comedy Jam.
You can check out their online comedy, bios, and more at their website!
Also, if you are a fan of the boy wizard, check out the Harry Potter Alliance, a non-profit organization, started by a LNP alum, that encourages American youths to get involved in fighting the real life evils of poverty, AIDS and genocide. Its awesome and you feel good about yourself!
“Yes, you read right: Team Submarine is going to be doing a live taping next week at The Annoyance! We’ll be taping for our upcoming, yet-to-be-titled CD and Cassingle. We’re not even joking about this. We’re seriously going to release a cassingle. The Walkman is about to have a renaissance and we want to be on top of it. We also may do a limited run of the album on laser-disc. So please come and immortalize yourself as background noise on a compact disc.
The show is only $5 and it’s on a Wednesday. I mean, what else are you gonna do on a Wednesday? Play practical jokes on your younger brother? Alphabatize your magazines? Learn new swear words? Wikipedia your friends? Well that can all wait until Thursday, can’t it? It can! So please come out. Become a part of a very unimportant part of history. Also, the always-hilarious Jared Logan will be kicking things off.”
In short, Jordan Jesse Go! is a podcast about all things awesome.
Hosted by Jesse Thorn, America’s Radio Sweetheart, and Jordan Morris, Boy Detective- JJGo! hilariously hatches out the eccentricities of life. This popular weekly internet radio show is the sidecar project of Thorn’s The Sound of Young America hosted by Public Radio International.
JJGo! has most recently weighed in on the topics of sexy dreams, hip hop, the best zoo animal (the Bear), and the men of Los Angeles who wear shorts, sandals and party shirts to go out at night. Frequent guests on the show are rocker Andrew W.K, former Singled Out host-now scientist Chris Hardwick, and John Hodgman, author of “The Areas of My Expertise.” Favorite segments on the show include “Hang It Up/ Keep It Up,” “Would You Rather…” and “The Unveiling of Jesse’s Bunny Calendar or New Bunny Day.”
With their great humor and wit it is no surprise JJGo! has gained a following of thousands of listeners across the country. With help from the MaximumFun.org forums, JJGo! is a rotating conversation between the hosts and the audience. JJGo! has created a community of like-minded young Americans, “Max Fun-ers,” whose love for books, movies, music and comedy come together- even while on one’s commute to work. And, theres nothing quite like cracking up on a crowded orange line train, or doing a spit-take into your windshield on RT-128.
Aside from JJGo! Morris teaches improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles and works for FUEL TV’s the Daily Habit . Thorn is a lobbyist of the “New Sincerity” movement, the celebration of all that is fun and awesome simply because they are, and not for the irony. Think, your love for Crowded House and blazers with elbow patches.
The duo will be presenting a live version of their show Saturday night of the Comedy Jam to be broadcast for thousands over the internet.
To catch up on Jordan Jesse Go! visit MaximumFun.org or download the episodes directly from itunes! Its perfect for long car rides.
Are you a die hard fan of Wu Tang clan and Presidents? So is MC Mr. Napkins.
We’re pleased to announce the MC will be joining us as part of the Friday Night lineup for the Comedy Jam.
Check out the MC’s MySpace here.
UMass Alumni and Saturday night Comedy Jam performers, Dirty Water, are holding a very special St. Patrick’s Day show at the Town Hall Pub this Saturday 3/15 in Chicago, IL. Check it out!
“Dirty Water’s favorite night of the year is fast approaching, and we want to get you in on the action! That’s right, St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and Dirty Water will be throwing the St. Patrick’s Day bash to attend this year. No one stateside celebrates St. Patty’s like a Bostonian, and we’ll be sure to uphold the traditions set forth by our drunken ancestors by enjoying the holiday until its very last drop. In addition to our funnier-than-a-leprechaun-in-the-NBA improv show, admission also includes music all night by One of the Girls, our favorite Irish folk band. It all goes down Saturday, March 15th at 8:00 at the Town Hall Pub. Make reservations for this one early, our St. Patrick’s Day shows always sell out.”
The 12th Annual UMass Comedy Jam is coming up on April 11th and 12th! Thats only one month away and SVP is getting prepped for what’s going to be the best Comedy Jam yet. We’ll keep you updated with performers, workshops and videos as they come in. Check back soon!