Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Bob Dylan: No Direction, Period, is described by the group as
"Yet another side of Mr. Zimmerman as envisioned by NYC's Post Show ensemble. Bob Dylan, the omnipresent Top-40 songwriting god, has never seemed more lucid.
Brought to you by packs of feral animals and Super Deluxe. "
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Anyway, I'm really excited to be working with three really funny guys. This is something I've been wanting to do for a real long time now, and I'm glad I finally have the chance. After our last meeting I got a brand new notebook and have been scribbling ideas nonstop. So as not to toot my own horn, I will toot our collective horn by saying I honestly think we are going to make some hilarious stuff and there is a lot to look forward to.
More about myself: I'm a senior from Southbury, CT. I'm kind of obsessed with comedy. I love New York City, Mexican food, The Ramones, my girlfriend, etc. Flight of the Conchords is also a current obsession of mine.
Here's a video made by my improv teacher at the UCBT, UConn alum Will Hines. (He's the guy on the left):
Finally, this may not be the appropriate venue, but I'd like to take this opportunity to address my estranged parents: Mom, Dad, I'm sorry about everything. Please come back from Iceland. I can't microwave my own chicken dinners anymore. I'll even stop belittling you verbally. I love you.
Great to be here.
Friday, September 21, 2007
This is Steve Kress, one of the newly appointed members of Wilhelm.
I had a few minutes to kill, so i thought id get my blog on.
A few things about me:
I'm a senior at this wonderful university we like to call UConn. My major is psychology. I live in neighboring Willington with two roommates and a ball python.
my favorite color is green.
i enjoy cutting construction paper, su doku, and smelling the bindings of brand new textbooks.
i learned of Wilhelm on the day of auditions (this past tuesday 9/18) whilst enjoying a cigarette outside the library. I rarely read the chalk talk peppered about this campus but the word "sketch" seemed to jumped out at me from the concrete (take from that what you will). So i jotted the time of the audition and the room number on my hand and later showed up at said room at said time for said audition.
it was a blast, imho
after a few warm up improv games, several of my fellow auditionees simply got up and left. perhaps the collective "game" of the remaining people was "too tight" for them.
long story short, i was offered a position as a core member of Wilhelm the next day, which i immediately accepted.
I've been looking for an oppurtunity like this for quite some time, and i finally found it! As if that wasnt awesome enough it's in a group with dudes that are actually funny
so yea. keep an eye peeled and an ear to the ground for Wilhelm Sketch Comedy!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Auditions will be September 18th, 9 P.M., in the Student Union Room 318. Steve and I would like it if you brought a sample of a sketch you've written, but it's not required. Definitely recommended, though. It'll get you a gold star in my book.
Not much else to say besides that, but definitely be sure to keep a look out for our new fliers, chalkings, or whatever the hell else we'll be doing to advertise all over campus. Here are a couple samples as a little treat. Hope to see you guys next week!
- Sean Rose
Monday, September 10, 2007
I’d like to once again welcome you to Wilhelm Comedy’s blog, Wilhelm On The Web. Given that there are now several fliers around campus directing you to this website, I figured now was as good a time as any to explain who we are, where we stand, and how to get on our good side.
My name is Stephen Winchell, and I’m the President of this fine organization. As of now, there are only two members; myself and Vice President Sean Rose. Back in April, the two of us decided it’d be a laugh to start our own sketch comedy group. But, given the nature of the summer months, not much work was completed until school started. So, after a few weeks back at U.Conn, here we are. We filled out our paperwork, we attended our required meetings, and now look at us! We have a real life blog and fliers we had to pay for ourselves!
So, what is Wilhelm? Well, for starters, it’s a stock movie scream you’re probably familiar with:
Apart from that, Wilhelm is a sketch comedy club. According to our official documents, Wilhelm Comedy is a club focused on writing, producing, directing and performing live and video sketch comedy. That’s about it, in a nutshell. Our plans for this upcoming school year include creating a TV show for UCTV and scrounging up as many live performances as we can. We’re influenced, as many people in the sketch world are, by all sorts of different comedians. We like Monty Python’s Flying Circus. We like The Upright Citizens Brigade. We like The Kids In The Hall. We like Mr. Show with Bob and David. We like (older and funnier) Saturday Night Live.
Sound good so far? If you’re still reading, I take that as a good sign. Perhaps you’re thinking, “Oh, wow! I also enjoy sketch comedy. Boy, oh boy, I do very much laugh at Kids in the Hall! Gosh, I would love to get an opportunity to do this on my very own campus for my fellow students!” If you’re thinking that, then this is the place for you.
Sean and I will be holding auditions for the group early next week (hopefully on Tuesday the 18th, but considering we’re not eligible to reserve space until tomorrow, that is all eligible to change). We’re looking for people who have some experience writing and performing sketch, and we’re looking for people who are dedicated to comedy. This isn’t a club to learn how to do it, nor is it a club to simply dick around with your friends. If you’ve got the gumption, the drive, the motivation, and if people think you’re funny, what do you have to lose? Come on down next week and audition for us.
And if not, hey, don’t worry about it. Why don’t you just relax, come on by every once in a while, and watch the various videos we post up here? Take a load off. Watch “The Most Awkward Kid in the World”. Take it easy. Read our reviews of popular Daily Campus Comics. Tell your friends. Have a laugh. It’s on us.
To get in touch with either of us, you can email WilhelmComedy@gmail.com, or if the mood strikes, you can find either of us on Facebook. Keep an eye on this site for updates on auditions, and keep an eye around campus for our various fliers and chalk drawings.
Enjoy, and truly yours,
Friday, September 7, 2007
"The Most Awkward Boy In The World Goes To The Doctor"
"The Most Awkward Boy In The World Goes to Ranch1 Chicken"
"The Most Awkward Boy In The World Answers a Payphone"
And, finally, "The Most Awkward Boy In The World Hails a Taxi"
If you like what you see, please don't hesitate to check out www.cutmanfilms.com/
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
How wrong I was.
We've been back on campus for a week now, and it's not looking much better. Let's check out a sample, shall we?
Great art, great dialogue, great poop jokes. This year's off to a great start.
Oh great, half the comics are blurred beyond recognition - in the first issue! Man, this year is shaping up to be the best yet.
This is what I like to call "taking advantage of the space you have." Hell, you might as well get rid of the last two panels; the first one is just perfection. Maybe not though, 'cause then we wouldn't be treated to the girl's rapidly expanding head in panel 2.
Finally, we get a rare peek into the creative process of the minds behind FTW! What an honor. I can't wait 'till next week when the characters talk about what type of ink the authors use, followed by a week-long story arc about the new tablet they just bought.
And no, I guess UConn cannot handle another Crazy Whacky Random comic. Nobody can. You guys are totally original and unique.
"Shout out to my peeps in UCMB! Nobody else reads this paper except my boyz in the Marching Band. Hey, notice how I drew Amanda and Daryll and John in there? We're all totally in the DC!! HAVE A GREAT SEASON GUYS!!!"
Look at that first panel. Do people at UConn - screw it, ANYWHERE - talk like that? Maybe I have not met these people. "Hey Joe, wanna head on down to the New U for a burrito tonight? Oh man, the poorly-drawn sign says it's closed. GUESS UCONN AIN'T SUCH A GREAT PICK. REMEMBER THAT CRAPPY COMMERCIAL FROM LIKE THREE YEARS AGO?"
OH BOY. I can't wait! What a wild and whacky semester we're in for!! Uh oh, watch out freshmen, you're about to get ZINGED!
I really dig the subtleties in this panel, especially the little "Lauren's Brain" sign on the door. You may not catch all these in one reading, though. This is a comic that rewards repeated viewings.
Ugh, here we go with - oh wait. Lucid TV is great. It's the best comic in the paper.
I have nothing more to say. It's great.
Alright, Stickcat's back! That one comic that everybody hates is still around, after two years! It's NEVER gonna go away, will it?! Of course not! I can't wait or another year of this! Really!!
I'm sure I'll be posting another DC comics entry in this blog. Many more, even. As long as I keep reading the comics page, I will continue to... well, have an opinion of it. That's the nicest thing I can say about it without resorting to empty curse words.
By the way, keep an eye out for any Wilhelm publicity around campus. We'll be having auditions. soon, we hope.
If any DC comics page writers are reading this now... well, I'm sorry. Please do a better job.
- Sean Rose