Thursday, First Year Connection hosted an event that featured the university’s premiere improv comedy group, The Whethermen! One of our Peer Network Engagement Interns, Zach Gelfand, is a member of the group and helped organize the event. When everyone first arrived, we enjoyed lots of pizza and mingling! We had a great turn out and were excited to see so many people come out to the event!
When the Whethermen came on to preform they began with a few of their own skits. In the first one, the audience had to call out a random family member for the performers to act as. In the next skit, the audience had to come up with any title for a movie that the Whethermen could act out. It was quite the experience to see a live performance of the next blockbuster, “The Door Hinge.”
After a few more improve skits, the Whetherman brought us into the action. We started off with a game to get us warmed up, and then they got us acting! As someone who had never stood in front of a bunch of people and acted, it was a pretty fun experience! We had to think on our feet, but even if we weren’t funny everyone was laughing at the silliness of it all. It was nice seeing my friends step out of their comfort zone and be imaginative! Overall, my nerves about hosting this event went away, and I ended up having a great time... and even got into the action myself.
Class of 2017
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