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The Humor Artists

Ankur Chawla | Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Humor Artists are performing their annual year-end show in the William J. Carey Auditorium at the Hesburgh Library tonight at 7 p.m. The Humor Artists, the on-campus improv and sketch comedy group of over 20 undergrads and graduate students, are putting on this show to celebrate classes ending and the imminent summer break.

The Humor Artists have titled their show “Quatro de Mayo —A SalsHA themed Night of Comedy.”

“It’s about awareness. Everyone knows about the holiday Cinco de Mayo, but nobody knows about Quatro de Mayo. That’s what this show really is about,” co-president Brian Rogers said.

The show will not only feature more than a dozen improvisation games, many of which have appeared on the popular television show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” but also four sketches written by group secretary Alec Vanthournout and J.P. Zivalich.

The sketches for this show are titled “The Ballad of High Pitched Willy,” the story of a man whose voice never changed, “Were they Drunk?” a game show, “The Big Dance,” which is reminiscent of a junior high dance (or Domerfest) and “What about Bob?” a sketch in which people speculate why a friend is late, giving ridiculous possible explanations.

The show will be the last performance for several seniors, including Mike McDonnell, Kate Hunger, Kaitlyn Conway, Stephen Mattingly and Will Seath — a seven-year member of the group.

“The seniors have been great assets to the group this year and deserve to end with the best improv comedy show this campus has ever seen,” Rodgers said, “That is, until I’m a senior.

There is a $1 cover charge, which will go to the South Bend Women’s Center.