KILROY Sketch Comedy is a splinter group under the Student Comedy Productions umbrella.
KILROY specializes in scripted humor, and includes both live and filmed pieces for shows.
|KILROY Sketch Comedy|
|Class||Class III under Student Comedy Productions|
|Office||Riley Hall G23|
|A10 Director||Elena A.|
|A10 Producer||Neil Pomerleau|
|2010 SCP Vice President||Michael Riggieri|
|2010 Webmaster||Neil Pomerleau|
|2010 Property Master||Elena A.|
|Related Organizations||Guerilla Improv|
Shows are often a mix of both live and filmed sketch performances, varying greatly in length. The content of each show is written prior to the beginning of the term by the members. Shortly after the beginning of the term, the members vote on their favorite sketches and ideas, and the ideas are fleshed out at the group's writing meetings. The director of the term may choose to have an overarching theme or establish transitions between sketches.
Examples of past shows include:
- Caution: This KILROY Is Extremely Hot (D07)
- Sometimes When I'm Alone at Night, I Look Up at the Moon and Think of KILROY (A07)
- Sofa King KILROY (B07)
- Insert Coin to Continue (C08)
The requirements for membership are extremely open. Anyone can join and become an active member by attending the first meeting of a term and attending a "reasonable" number of meetings or maintain an interest in remaining an active member. Anyone who joins partway through the term is considered a member for all purposes except for voting. After two consecutive terms a member becomes eligible for a KILROY bowling shirt to be received "whenever the officers get around to it (usually C-term)".
Currently KILROY has general meetings Tuesdays at 8:00pm in the Morgan Room, and writing group meetings Thursdays at 8:00pm, also in the Morgan Room. Both are open to any new members who might be interested in joining.
WPI's first sketch comedy group, KILROY Sketch Comedy was formed A-Term of 2001 by Chad Pytel and Calvin Swaim, along with Willie Conrad and Ben Sandofsky. Supported by Masque and WPI Improv Comedy, the group quickly expanded to approximately 16 members, and the rest is comedy history.