Recess brings world college comedy festivalto GW campus

It’s not often something really fun happens on campus, but Recess is bringing “Slate: The World College Comedy Festival” to GW this weekend for just that purpose.

Thursday, improvisational troupes from all over the East Coast will begin to arrive on campus. Groups from Georgetown, American, Cornell, William & Mary and Tufts will attend. Most of the out-of-towners will stay in Thurston Hall with volunteers.

Recess member Chris Himes said, “There is a wealth of good college comedy in D.C. This is a good venue to showcase just how good we are.”

Thursday and Friday at 8 and 10:30 p.m., there will be shows for only five dollars. They will feature Georgetown Players, The Show, Mission Improv-able, Skitsophrena, I.T., Cheap Socks and Recess. In addition, the later show on both days will close with Upright Citizens Brigade.

UCB is a sketch and improv group originally from Chicago, now working out of New York City. They have appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and recently landed a show on Comedy Central. They will perform and screen a film short, “The Little Donny Foundation” about an unfortunate little boy with an unusually large penis.

Other film shorts will be played during all four shows. Comedy Central has sent “South Park” animation. Both “The Spirit of Christmas” and the new episode for April Fool’s Day will be played. Free “South Park” merchandise will be handed out to the audience.

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