Three For One, 2014!

What do you get when you combine the Ship of Fools, Ad Liberation, and One Size Fits All into one night of improv comedy? A winning hand.

Saturday, April 26th
7:30 P.M.

The Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette

$5.00 per ticket.

Ad Liberation and the Ship of Fools, two of the on campus improv groups, team up with One Size Fits All, the Lafayette short form based group, for one night only! It’s a great way to relax before Dead Week, where professors aren’t supposed to assign anything, but we all know that they will.

We hope that you’ll make it out to support your favorite Fools! Join the Facebook event!

They’re Too Old For This Ship

The Ship of Fools are feeling a mixture of excitement and utter terror at the thought of losing two of our seniors to the big, bad, adult world.

Yes, loves, in May, we are bidding “fairwell” and “good luck” to Becky “Cha Cha” Krause, and Leah “Vinyl” Hedrick.

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Matthews Hall, Room 210

8:30 P.M.

See, I told you everything would be back to normal before you knew it.

So, we’re about to say a bunch of mushy stuff about our retirees, so if you don’t want to cry, we suggest you look away at this time. Just remember the time and date of the show, and join the Facebook event.

Dear Becky and Leah;

During your time in the troupe, each of you have left a distinct mark on the history of the Ship of Fools. Each of you have left us with some great memories, and we cannot thank you enough for them.

Now we have to watch you leave and go into the real world. Whether you go sailing across the world, or just across the Wabash, our performances will never be the same without you.

Keep in touch, visit when you can, and try to bring joy to whoever you meet.

~ The Remaining Members of the Ship of Fools

Humor Artists at Purdue!

The Ship of Fools are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Notre Dame’s premiere improv comedy group, The Humor Artists, here at Purdue University!
We are so excited to work with this very talented group!

Saturday, March 29th

Stanley Coulter, Room 239

8:00 P.M.

The Humor Artists, also known simply as HA, is the premier improvisational comedy group of Notre Dame’s campus. The group is made up of a combination of undergraduate and graduate students from both Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College. While back in their natural habitat, the group performs short form improv at the Legends Nightclub, the Carey Auditorium, and Washington Hall.

The Ship of Fools is a … well, you know what we do. If you don’t, come out to this show to find out!

Now, now, I know what you’re going to say. “But, Fools, don’t you mean ‘Friday’?!? Your shows are always on Friday! And what about MTHW 210?

With us hosting a group from another university, Saturday works better with our busy school schedules. After-all, we do this funny stuff for free. We need jobs when we’re done entertaining you all, so classes are kinda important.

As for Matthews Hall, it was, simply, already booked when we decided to have our friends at Purdue. It’s okay, though, because I guarantee we’ll be back in MTHW 210 shortly thereafter. Possibly even the following week. I’m just sayin’.

So join the Facebook event for our evening of funny with Notre Dame’s Humor Artists!

Upright Citizens Brigade TourCo at Purdue!

The Purdue Improv Club is pleased as punch to announce that we will be hosting the Upright Citizens Brigade TourCo here at Purdue University!


Friday, February 28th
8:30 PM
Fowler Hall in Stewart
To watch FANTASTIC improv!

Hailing from The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the most renowned comedy theatre and school in the nation, the UCB TourCo cast is hand-picked from the best improv comedians in New York and Los Angeles to put on an hour of completely unscripted comedy that is truly awesome in every sense of the word.


The UCB TourCo represents the “next-wave” in comedy, proven by the fact that in the past the group has counted Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Ellie Kemper (The Office), Rob Riggle (The Daily Show), and Zach Woods (The Office) among its ranks.

All of that amazing-ness, and the Purdue Improv Club is hosting it! Doesn’t that make us pretty amazing, too? We like to think so.

Join the Facebook event and invite everyone you know to it!

We Are All Fools In Love

That’s right, children, the Ship of Fools are back, and ready to perform for your love!

Oh, and did we mention that we have three new sexy members that will be performing as Fools for the first time ever that night? ‘Cause we do, and they are.

Free Improv Comedy Show

February 14th, 2014
8:30 P.M.
WHERE: Matthews Hall, Room 210

It’s time for you, our lovely audience, to fall in love with Quintin “Qdoba” Hacker, Emily “Boots” Gruss, and Billy Louie! They are our three newest, talented performers, and they’re ready to fight to the death for your approval! But by “fight,” we mean perform, and by “to the death” we mean for an hour.

If you didn’t catch that day before, it’s February 14th! So bring a date! Laughter is known to be the perfect way to grease the wheels and get you that goodnight kiss*.

We’re not gonna discriminate against our single comrades, though. Bring your mother! Aunt! Grandfather! Whoever you want to spend some time with at our show! And if you come alone, we’re going to love you just the same. Someone else could come alone, too. Just imagine what could happen…

So be sure to come out on Friday! Join our Facebook event, and let us know if there are any games you’d like us to play in your honor!

**We think it’s true, but we don’t have any other sources other than Reddit.

Spring ’14 Call-Out!

We had a really successful first Open Forum of the semester, with all sorts of new faces, and returning members! Because of that, we’re even more excited to announce our call-out date!

Purdue Improv Club:
Come to WATCH. Come to PERFORM.
Come to LAUGH!

WHEN: Friday, January 31st, 2014
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
WHERE: Beering Hall, Room 2280

The Purdue Improv Club strives to create a no-pressure atmosphere that allows anyone to come out and try their hand at improv comedy. Anyone who wants to learn how to perform improv, this is the place for you!

Don’t think you want to perform? This is still the place for you! The more people who come and watch, the better! And, who knows, maybe we’ll convince you to give it a try!

We are also very proud that many of our members are part of two different performing troupes on campus, and they got their start at Open Forum! So if you’re thinking of wanting to join a performing group in the future, this might be the place for you to test the waters.

We are so excited for the coming semester, and hope you are too! Be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook, and join our event! We look forward to seeing faces, new and old, at the call-out!


Final 2013 Open Forum!

The fall 2013 semester is coming to a close! With it, another successful semester of Purdue Improv Club fun! Now, this Friday is all about having a good time, and celebrating such a great fall. As always, everyone is welcome!


The Purdue Improv Club has been really proud of how involved our members have become in the improv community! Our Saturday workshops, run primarily by Kyle Reeves, have been flourishing, and we are seeing some great things from attendees. Four of our active members have audition for, and successfully joined, two improv troupes on campus this semester alone. Billy Louie and Emily Gruss, who joined our very own Ship of Fools, and Jason Taylor with Mohammad Abdullah Najam joined our cohorts over in Ad Liberation! And, now more than ever, Open Forum is a stress free environment for anyone to try improv comedy!

There is a Facebook event page devoted to making sure everyone has a blast! Please post any and all suggestions you have for games that should be played, either on that event page, or post a comment here.

Wanna Fool Around Again?

Well, my dears, it’s nearing the end of the semester, and that means there’s only a few more Friday nights to fill with Improv Comedy. So…

Get ready for the Ship of Fools’ Last Performance of 2013!

This has been a great year for the Fools. We have been very happy with how much we’ve been able to collaborate on with other troupes, and we have loved all of the support from our friends and fans. We want to send this year out right, with one more spectacular performance!

WHEN: Friday, November 22nd
TIME: 8:30 PM
WHERE: Matthews Hall, Room 210

So let’s fool around one more time, just because we can.

2G2BT: Ad Lib & SoF Joint Show!!!!!1!!

OMG, this is 2G2BT and 2G2B4G!!!!!!1!!!

Ad Liberation and the Ship of Fools are having some FTF time and performing together! I mean, CMIW, but that’s CSA!

Okay, I’m going to stop typing like I’m smashing my face against the keyboard.

Your favorite Purdue robots and sea-faring pirates are teaming up to bring you all of the improv comedy you could ever want! The night will consist of short form games the way that only the Ship of Fools can bring them, the unique style of long form specific to Ad Liberation, as well as a few joint games between the troupes.

To Sum Up:
FREE Improv Comedy
 Friday, November 8th, 2013
TIME: 8:30 p.m
WHERE: Matthews Hall, Room 210

ICW to see all of your shining faces in MTHW 210! TTYL!

Second Annual LAUGHayette FUNstival!

 We had so much fun last year performing in the LAUGHayette Funstival that we have agreed to do it again!

The Purdue University Dance Marathon and Ad Liberation have teamed up to bring you this awesome collaboration of funny!

When: Saturday, October 19th, at 7:00
Where: Matthews Hall, room 210
Why: Riley Hospital for Children

You can expect to see great performances from:
Ad Liberation
Ship of Fools (That’s us, guys!)
One Size Fits All
Purdue Stand-up Club
& More!

The event is totally free, but any donations are going to benefit Riley Hospital for Children. Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated. We are so happy to be performing in the FUNstival again, and even happier that all proceeds will be used for charity.

We hope to see you guys there!