The Sketch comedy group Friday Night Live once again returns to their annual live broadcast to remind students of the creativity and talent of their star studded cast. Live host Gage Morgan led the team through a collection of their 12 combined virtual sketches and live performances that left viewers speechless and appreciative throughout the night.
It took an entire semester for the parody show to come together as the cast and crew go through an extensive process, starting in January in the writing room. The cast is made up of students from all different backgrounds and adults with a common goal: to get together and make people laugh.
“It’s a lot of work and it’s late at night, but it’s all worth it when we hear people laughing,” Noah Elliott said of his first show as a cast member. Joining Noah on stage were comedians Jordan Brown, Devon Cranford, Mickey Kosciuszko, Aaron Farabagh, Christopher Hernandez, Julia Hoffman, Reagan Olinick, Delton Russell, Nick Schwab, Anna Seymour and Gage Morgan.
“We’ve actually done a lot of work on this show. We meet every Monday night and sometimes on weekends, but that doesn’t refer to the individual work done by each member,” said Adam Bohm, vice president and stage manager. Said. “Everyone at the club is very talented and brings something special to the show.”
Following in the footsteps of their name, Saturday Night Live, FNL also featured music guests on the show, including Acabilus, a competitive acapilla group on campus. In the midst of the rest of the night’s laughter, two female spectators were left in awe. They chose the song “Let On” by Maggie Rogers and the song “Back Pack” by Wolfpack, which showcased their wide range of vocals.
The cast also showcases their creativity through a variety of comedy mediums. “It’s one of the few organizations that really allows you to expand each of your creative muscles and it’s really great to follow the process of performing on stage from the writers’ room,” Elliott added. The cut was real. The creativity of the cast was manifested in hours and 30 minutes per second.
The individual sketches of the night are titled “Batman”, “Prank Call”, “Schmidt”, “Bath”, “Saturdays are for boys” and “Why”. The “Weekly Update” newscast also featured parody news stories and two “guests” in the middle of the show to help keep people informed of current events, with the group discussing cultural and economic issues related to effectiveness and awareness. Closed in their jokes. This year, hot topics include rising gas prices, the war in Ukraine, Apple’s intervention in the world, Kardashians, bird flu and even host interference shocks in true Will Smith fashion.
While the venue looks perfect for a meeting with this casual and colorful decoration, it was not the first choice of the group. The McKee Fast Club, located in Railroad Square, was a happy last second book after the first choice was out of order. Fortunately, the place ended up adding to the fun atmosphere as people filled it out for both shows. People came looking for a fun night out, and they definitely got one.