Josiah "Ginger Snaps" Telschow
Josiah "Ginger Snaps" Telschow joined the Ship of Fools in 2011. His nickname was bestowed by Fools for his reddish-auburn hair that he likes to adorn with his wide array of hats. It has since been shortened to "Snaps" to encompass both his hair color and his state of dress which can be described as "dapper".
Josiah's First show was at our illustrious venue at Greyhouse on Friday, April 8th, 2011.
Josiah is a ginger, not only that but a rather well dressed one himself having a softspot for vests, hats, button up shirts with stripes and the oddly recurring theme of blue throughout his wardrobe (If you ask him he will have no answer of to why, it just sort of happened.) He was found wandering through the campus club's fair his freshmen year where Steven "Angel Hair" Saltsman along with other fools spotted him by his clothes (and the fact that Josiah had heard of the group and had sought them out so its sort of a two way predestination really.)
- Resident Ginger: Forever
- Troupe Artist: Spring 2011 - Current
Improv Strengths and Weaknesses
- Favorite games: Clockwork, Voice of God, Super Villains /Heroes, Anything involving characters
- Strengths: Accents and Impressions, Physical Movement, Actor's Training
- Weaknesses: Do Rap, Puns, Doesn't know all the games, Nerves and a tendency to gibber, is not himself inherently funny it just sort of happens
Josiah is a Fine Arts Major with a concentration in Illustration with a minor in Theatre (formerly work an Acting Major) and currently lives in Wiley dorm with his best friend since elementary school and talk comics and Power Ranger/Japanese Special Effects Shows (ie Kamen Rider, Super Sentai) and how much Spongebob annoys him every time its on. He currently works for the Purdue Exponent as a Senior Graphic Artist and a bi-weekly cartoonist for the Comic Strip Pathos and Nonsense which has been his college short term dream since before freshman year. Being an illustration major and handy with Adobe products, Josiah designs posters for the group. And they are awesome.
Josiah is the 4th child of a family of 8, him being the oldest of the youngest group of 3 out of 6 children. His oldest brothers have graduated from Purdue with his brother Lewis currently enrolled and his youngest brother hopefully on the way as well. He grew up in Wakarusa, Indiana, a quaintly small town in Northern Indiana known for its annual Maple Syrup festival, the sizable population of senior citizens,The Amish, and that president visited the local RV manufacturers here once (Like the President of the United States, THAT President!)