Press! Press! Press!

It’s the show everybody* is talking about! From the Journal and Courier:

Comedy and music

Purdue University’s answer to “Weird Al” Yankovic will perform this weekend.

The musical comedy group Andy Ober Orchestra will perform with Ship of Fools, a long-standing Purdue improvisational comedy troupe, from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at Matthews Hall, Room 210, on Purdue campus. Admission is free.

The Andy Ober Orchestra has original songs like “You’re the Bursar,” and it parodies tunes like “Pi Pi Pi” from NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” and “All the Music Sounds the Same,” the group’s take on the Cheers theme song.

The Ship of Fools’ portion of the program will be improv games similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway? For the rest of the semester, the Fools meet from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday at Beering Hall, Room 2280. The public is invited to watch the games or try their own hand at performing.

Of course, “You’re the Bursar” is a parody of a Smash Mouth song, but who’s counting?

* For sufficiently narrow definitions of “everybody.”

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Ship of Fools + Andy Ober Orchestra

Do you have a face? If so, please read the following public service announcement.

Each year, millions of Americans suffer from a debilitating condition known in the medical community as cephalofacial rhythmic adissociatitis. Common symptoms include boredom, chronic failure to locate Friday night entertainment, and periodic blinking.

If you or someone you know suffers from this condition, there is help.

This Friday, March 31, 2006, the Ship of Fools and Andy Ober Orchestra will perform a free show in MTHW 210 starting at 8:00 pm. Four out of five doctors agree that the combined application of improv comedy and Weird Al-esque musical parodies is more effective than placebo at treating cephalofacial rhythmic adissociatitis.

Remember, cephalofacial rhythmic adissociatitis is curable if caught early. Thus, it is recommended that you and everyone you know attend the SoF/AOO joint performance. Studies in mice have shown that even in individuals not harboring any symptoms, the show will provide a preventative benefit.

So, please take the time to attend this Friday’s show at 8 pm in MTHW 210. If you skip it and your face is not rocked off, you only have yourself to blame.

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