As impending finals threaten to suck the humor and happiness out of our daily lives, the Brown comedy community is working hard to get in a few last laughs. Starla, Improvidence, Out of Bounds, and Brown Stand Up put on well-attended shows last weekend. The Brown Noser released its final issue of the semester this week. Tonight, the trend continues with a first-of-its kind event-a live show from Brown Barrel Radio.
The Brown Barrel is an umbrella organization that includes most of Brown University’s comedy groups. Every two weeks, members offer up a podcast of off-the-cuff comedy in their Radio Show. The episodes are packed with sketches, routines and–most importantly–jingles. Tonight, the Barrel Radio Show will be bringing their typically recorded antics to a live audience. They’ve never raised the stakes like this. Will we be introduced to a new jingle? Will there be live renditions of said jingle? Come to Wilson 102 at 7 p.m. tonight to see for yourself. And while you’re on the comedy grind, check out Improvidence and OoB’s 2nd Annual Freaky Friday show at 9:30.
Are finals making you miserable? Do you even remember the last time you cracked a smile? Are you itching to be entertained? If you answered these questions, “Yes. No. YES,” we have good news: The Brown Barrel comedy alliance, a conglomerate of Brown’s comedy groups, has come to your rescue with its hilarious new radio show.
“The Barrel Show,” a new addition to BSR‘s Sunday lineup, features sketches and routines from Brown’s comedy groups and funny conversational interludes between acts. Your hilarious fellow Brunonians will provide some great lolz on lolz on lolz. You can listen to the first three episodes of “The Barrel Show” here. Laughter may be the only medicine that will heal those finals blues, so stop whining and start listening.
To everyone who packed house at the comedy shows and read the funny papers this semester: our profound thanks. It’s been amazing. Just one last event on this the last remotely reasonable weekend to hold a show…
It’s the very last show for Starla’s seniors. It’s the very first show for their rookies. It’s a break from studying or whatever you’re doing. Drop by the psych building tonight for an hour or so of delicious improv comedy.
Brown Stand Up Comics — The Senior Roast, tonight at 9 in Lower Salomon.
The senior comics are graduating, just like all seniors. Unlike all seniors, they’re about to cry fitfully as the rest of the group makes fun of their shameful pasts, their personalities, and their very souls.
Out of Bounds — Señor Night, Saturday night at 9 in MacMillan 117
Out of Bounds’ last show of the year will feature 15 all-new sketches plus a retro sketch chosen by each of the five graduating senior group members. Much like the senior comics, the senior OOB members are graduating. Don’t miss your last chance to see them in action!
Plus, the Brown Noser and the Brown Jug are in various places on campus now. Check them out.
The Brown Barrel is an alliance of Brown’s written and performance comedy groups. This column runs twice a week. The first is short written humor, the second foretells upcoming comedy events.
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