This Friday, Mask and Wig is putting on its 15th annual ComFest, an intercollegiate comedy festival. This year’s show will be hosted by celebrity guest Greg Proops, known for his appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Chelsea Lately. Sketch groups from universities like NYU and Tufts received special invitations to perform as well, and from their glowing descriptions on the ComFest website, we get the impression that Mask and Wig is basically the Regina George of the college comedy world. You really can’t help but love them.
When you see Mask and Wig on Locust this week, it might be worth it to take out your security earbuds. Stop staring at your shoes. Wipe off the flyer-proof bitch face and buy a ticket to this hilarious event that sounds like, but isn’t, a collegiate Comic-Con.
Friarside Coffeehouse Who: Friars Senior Society and Penn Habitat for Humanity When and where: Wednesday, 8 p.m.; The Castle (36th and Locust) Why: It’s a tasting menu of all the wonderful performing arts groups on campus with coffee and other yums. For $6! Getcha tix on the Walk.
A-Huff is En Route -- The one and only Arianna Huffington has tweeted that she is driving through this wintery mix as we speak! We assume she'll stop by BFF A-Gut's house for hot cocoa before the big event. Be sure to check back for our live-tweet coverage of her post-election talk in Irvine, complete with an Amy G introduction, tonight at 8!
Fresh off the news of Kal Penn’s visit to campus, SPEC has announced its fall Connaissance speaker: HuffPo empress and namesake Arianna Huffington. Penn will speak at Irvine two days before the election and Arianna will (joyously or mournfully) take the auditorium the night after America heads to the ballots. Needless to say, Penn will not be lacking star power the week after next.
Huffington has a lot of accomplishments under her designer belt, like having a top online news site and content aggregator, founding the first digital media enterprise to win a Pulitzer and getting spoofed on SNL, but her greatest honor to date will surely be having the most popular college president introduce her at Penn. That’s right, A-Huff and A-Gutt are BFFs! Tickets ($5 in advance) for the November 7 post-election powwow are now on sale online and on Locust – don’t miss out on Arianna making Penn her little potato pancake.
Brought to you by the South Asia Society, IAA and SPEC, Kal Penn, long-lost descendant of state founder William Penn and brother-in-law-twice-removed of actor Sean Penn, will be gracing our-school-Penn (unrelated) with his presence on Sunday, November 4th at 7PM.
Best known for his roles in Harold and Kumar and House (but among your female hallmates, How I Met Your Mother), the actor-turned-White-House-associate-turned-back-to-actor is returning to Penn (where he once taught a semester and received an “eh” on his Penn Course Review) for Asian Pacific American Heritage Week.
Tickets (8 bucks a pop with your PennCard) go on sale at the Button tomorrow at 4PM, but feel free to click here for further updates. And to join another listserv.
Stressing about how to manage your social life on Halloweekend right after Fall Break? SPEC-TRUM thinks seeing R&B artist Miguel in concert is a “Sure Thing.” Tickets are now on sale online and on Locust for $15 for their October 26 fall show, featuring Miguel and something called Phony PPL. If you wait, you’ll have to fork over $20 at the Harrison Auditorium (33rd and Spruce), where doors open at 8:30 p.m. Check out the music video for Miguel’s hit single “Adorn” above, complete with a sexy lady sipping from a water fountain, a sexy lady doing gymnastics in a yellow one-piece and a sexy lady wearing fishnets on her face!
Another midterm, another all-nighter–especially because you lost your entire weekend to entertaining your parents, assuming they’ve left already (middle-aged couple with the “Proud Penn Parents” pins sitting under Commons this morning: we’re talking to you. Go home.) But if you care to give yourself a study break, or if you feel like being truly collegiate and “winging it”, we have a whole slew of Philly events for ya!
Das Racist Who: Real, live Brooklyn hipsters who, like, played at Bonnaroo! When and Where: Tonight at 8:30pm at Union Transfer (11th and Spring Garden) Why: The $15 you spend on this band that sounds like a Ludacris-Tribe Called Quest mashup (officially called “alternative hip-hop”) will get you to dance your skinny jeans off! Read the rest of this entry »
For those of you who can’t get enough Motown-y jams, Mayer Hawthorne proves to be a good fit for the genre. Out of 100 competing artists, SPEC chose this melodious musician as Penn’s Fall Concert headliner, as reported by the DP. He’ll be performing in Harrison Auditorium on October 11th; tickets go on sale on Monday, September 24th at 10 a.m. Check him out above as he sings a compelling story about a woman’s legs as symbols of emotional abuse! Enough with the broken hearts, SPEC.
Although we’ve got a pretty good feeling that this “crest”-fallen art has something to do with the SPEC Fall Concert artist announcement, we haven’t completely ruled out the possibility that these may in fact be the vengeful chalkings of a scorned lover. Find out if you’re the father this Thursday, September 20th.
We Want Your Fling Pics!– After you send us your best texts from this past weekend, make sure to enter our Spring Fling photo contest! The winner gets a fancy silkscreened poster courtesy of SPEC. The contest ends at midnight tonight, so hurry up!