Return of the Munky
The Department of Theater presents:
Return of the Munky
A Night of Comedy with Vertigo-go and Alums
Vertigo-go, Swarthmore's improvised comedy troupe, is gladly hosting a joint show with Leah Gotcsik '97, Krister Johnson '95, and Wilson Hall '95. Since their graduation from Swarthmore College, all three have independently pursued careers in improvised theater, and have become highly respected and successful in their field. This is the first time that graduated members of Vertigo-go have had the opportunity to showcase the development of their craft in improvised theater on Swarthmore's campus.
Wilson Hall and Krister Johnson collaborated in order to create their original comedic guitar duo, "God's Pottery." Their work has been acclaimed both in the United States and internationally. Hall and Johnson performed their act to astounded audiences in Philadelphia at Pig Iron Theatre Company's benefit show, The Bay of Pigs. They were featured at Comedy Central's Invite them Up, a live performance event showcasing both established and rising talents. Wilson and Johnson have recorded a CD and DVD of their performances with Comedy Central, which are available at major record stores. They will also be featured on Comedy Central's new "Motherload" channel, which uses the Internet to broadcast regularly scheduled programming. They recently performed on the British television show, The World Stands Up, a program dedicated to attracting and showcasing comedic performers from around the world.
Leah Gotcsik and her fellow comedian, Marty Johnson, have been performing in their comedy troupe, "Somebody's in the Doghouse", for over five years. They have performed at venues and festivals all over the country and their writing has appeared on HBO and The New England Sports Network. "Somebody's in the Doghouse" has been featured at the Boston Improv Revolution and the East Coast Funny Women's Festival, and was highlighted in The Boston Herald. After the Swarthmore show, "Somebody's in the Doghouse" will begin their East Coast tour by performing Driven, Not Scared in Washington, DC.
Seating will be according to order of arrival. There will be a reception following each performance. Gotcsik will also lead a workshop for a limited number of interested persons on Wednesday, April 5th,, 4pm-7pm, Frear Ensemble Theater, LPAC.
This event is made possible by support from the President's Office, the Department of Theater, Vertigo-go, Forum for Free Speech, Alumni Relations, the Swarthmore Mascot, the Student Budget Committee, and the Student Activities Committee.
Location: Frear Ensemble Theatre
Date: April 6, 2006
Times: Thursday, April 6, 7pm and 10 pm