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2014 – 2015 Year in Review

We have been super busy this year. We have performed all over the Greater Lafayette area and beyond. Our members have juggled both their school work, and performing on a monthly basis. We come from so many disciplines: engineering, agriculture, pharmacy, education, biology, etc.. Yet we come together to perform improv comedy for the Purdue University student body. We couldn’t be more proud of each other.

But of course, we wouldn’t do any of this if it weren’t for you guys, our friends and fans.

Thank you so much for all of your support over this past year! It’s been a great one! We hope to see many of you when we return in the fall, and for many years to come!

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No Fool Like An Old Fool

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Our seniors/leaving members are having one final “Huzzah!” in the form of one last Ship of Fools improvised comedy performance!

And we’re not the only ones trying to make it special for our seniors; Insomnia Cookies has agreed to donate cookies to the audience! So be sure to get there early, because there are only a finite number of cookies available.

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WHEN
Friday, May 1st
8:00 PM

WHERE
Matthews Hall, Room 210

WHAT
Free Improvised Comedy
Free Insomnia Cookies

WHY
To celebrate our seniors!

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Be sure to join our Facebook event to let us (and our seniors) know you that you plan on being there!

West Side Block Party!

PAR-TAY!!!

Ahem, excuse us, what we meant to say was: It’s time for the West Side Block Party!

For the third year in a row, the Ship of Fools are performing at this extravaganza of fun! There’s going to be free food, free music, free photos, and free US! It promises to be a great time!

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WHEN
Saturday, April 18th
4:00 PM to Midnight
(Ship of Fools perform at 6:00 PM)

WHERE
Between Harrison and Hillenbrand
(Ship of Fools perform at performance area 1)

WHY
Free Improv and Free Fun!

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Be sure to Tweet at and ‘Like‘ the West Side Block Party to let them know you’re totally into this, and totally ready to PAR-TAY! (We wouldn’t mind hearing from you guys, too.)

We can’t wait to see you guys there!

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3-for-1 Improv Show!

UPDATE:
The 3-for-1 has become a 2-for-1! It’ll be just us and One Size Fits All! Everything else is the same!

The Ship of Fools are performing, once again, in one of their favorite shows of the year; the Greater Lafayette 3-for-1 Improv Show!

Three improv comedy groups will perform April 11th at the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Comedians from Ad Liberation, Ship of Fools and One Size Fits All will create scenes and songs based on audience suggestions, and some volunteers may join us on stage!

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WHERE
Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette

WHEN
Saturday, April 11th
7:30 PM

WHAT
Three Improv Groups
for $5.00

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The show is fun for audience members of all ages. Admission is $5.00 per person. Order a ticket in advance by calling 765-423-7529.

Be sure to join the Facebook event, as well, so that the performers know their friends and family will be there, too!

The Great Gig in April

We never said we were frightened of laughing, and neither should you! To prove that you’re not afraid, come to the Ship of Fools first performance of April!

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WHEN
April 3rd, 2015

TIME
8:00 PM

WHERE
Matthews Hall, Room 210

WHAT
Free improv comedy
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Come spend a jovial night with us on April 3rd! Nights like these only happen about once a blue moon, so it’s important that you celebrate any moment where improv comedy is readily, freely, available.

Laugh Off February!

The semester has already taken it’s toll on the Boilermaker students. The weather, the exams, the teachers… It’s all becoming too much!

To raise their spirits, the Ship of Fools have agreed to perform one of the last days of February, so students might laugh away their worries and push through that mid-semester slump!

When
Friday, February 27th

Time
8:00 PM

Where
Matthews Hall, Room 210

What
Free Improv Comedy

So come on out to the Ship of Fools FREE improv comedy show! Bring your troubles and fears, and we’ll laugh them out of existence!

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Be sure to let us know you’re coming by joining 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.

WHEN
Friday, April 4th, 2014

WHERE
Matthews Hall, Room 210

TIME
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!

WHEN:
Saturday, March 29th

WHERE:
Stanley Coulter, Room 239

TIME:
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!

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.

WE ARE ALL FOOLS IN LOVE
Free Improv Comedy Show


WHEN:
February 14th, 2014
TIME:
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.

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.