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College Comedy Fest and Beanpot Tournament

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The 13th Annual College Comedy Festival

Festival Dates: Feburary 16 - 18, 2017



Your 2017 College Comedy Festival Finalists Are...
 

Wheaton College's The Dimple Divers

UMass Amherst's Mission:IMPROVable

Northeastern University's NU & Improv'd

Suffolk University's Seriously Bent

Emerson College's Stroopwafel

Gordon College's The Sweaty Toothed Madmen


 

The 13th annual College Comedy Festival and Beanpot Tournament unites the top college improv troupes in New England for three days of nonstop laughs at ImprovBoston. Part-competition, part-educational and all fun, this festival has been a staple in the college improv scene since 2005, giving college students the tools and opportunity they need to push their comedy to the next level. Each college team takes the stage for four performances over three days, networks with other schools, explores all forms of improv, takes workshops with acclaimed ImprovBoston instructors and a attends panel discussions with industry-leading comedians, offering students a unique, invaluable weekend for performer and audience member alike.
 

Featuring these stellar New England teams...

WPI's Guerilla Improv
Northeastern University's NU & Improv'd
Clark University's Shenanigans!
Clark University's The Peapod Squad
Suffolk University's Seriously Bent
MIT's Roadkill Buffet
Gordon College's The Sweaty Toothed Madmen
Olin College of Engineering's OPIUM
Western New England University's Improv on the Rocks
Boston College's The CCE
Westfield State University's WHIP Comedy Improv
Emerson College's Stroopwafel
UMass Amherst's Mission:IMPROVable
Wheaton College's The Dimple Divers
 
 

Festival Schedule
 

Thursday, February 16
 
7:00PM Longform Competition featuring UMass Amherst's Mission:IMPROVable, Emerson College's Stroopwafel & Olin College of Engineering's OPIUM 
 
7:30PM Shortform Competition featuring WPI's Guerilla Improv, Northeastern University's NU & Improv'd, Clark University's Shenanigans! & Clark University's The Peapod Squad
 
8:30PM Longform Competition featuring Suffolk University's Seriously Bent, Wheaton College's The Dimple Divers, MIT's Roadkill Buffet & Gordon College's The Sweaty Toothed Madmen
 
9:30PM Shortform Competition featuring Western New England University's Improv on the Rocks, Boston College's The CCE & Westfield State University's WHIP Comedy Improv
 
10:00PM Coach Jam & Mixer (Not Open to Public) featuring Olin College of Engineering's OPIUM, Wheaton College's The Dimple Divers, Northeastern University's NU & Improv'd, MIT's Roadkill Buffet, Clark University's The Peapod Squad, Emerson College's Stroopwafel & UMass Amherst's Mission:IMPROVable
 
11:00PM Line Game Competition featuring Suffolk University's Seriously Bent, WPI's Guerilla Improv, Western New England University's Improv on the Rocks, Westfield State University's WHIP Comedy Improv, Boston College's The CCE, Gordon College's The Sweaty Toothed Madmen & Clark University's Shenanigans!
 
Friday, February 17
 
7:00PM Longform Competition featuring Westfield State University's WHIP Comedy Improv, Western New England University's Improv on the Rocks, Clark University's Shenanigans! & Clark University's The Peapod Squad
 
7:30PM Shortform Competition featuring Suffolk University's Seriously Bent, MIT's Roadkill Buffet, Gordon College's The Sweaty Toothed Madmen & Olin College of Engineering's OPIUM
 
8:30PM Longform Competition featuring Northeastern University's NU & Improv'd, Boston College's The CCE & WPI's Guerilla Improv
 
9:30PM Shortform Competition featuring Emerson College's Stroopwafel, UMass Amherst's Mission:IMPROVable & Wheaton College's The Dimple Divers
 
10:00PM Coach Jam & Mixer (Not Open to Public) featuring Suffolk University's Seriously Bent, WPI's Guerilla Improv, Western New England University's Improv on the Rocks, Westfield State University's WHIP Comedy Improv, Boston College's The CCE, Gordon College's Sweaty Toothed Madmen & Clark University's Shenanigans!
 
11:00 PM Line Game Competition featuring Olin College of Engineering's OPIUM, Wheaton College's The Dimple Divers, Northeastern University's NU & Improv'd, MIT's Roadkill Buffet, Clark University's The Peapod Squad, Emerson College's Stroopwafel & UMass Amherst's Mission:IMPROVable
 
 
Saturday, February 18
 
5:30PM StandUp/Sketch Comedy Showcase featuring standup comedy by Nora Panahi (BU), Sabrina Wu (Harvard) , Harry Newman-Plotnick (Harvard), Joe Palana (Harvard), Kelly Vernon (Emerson), Colin Donaldson (Suffolk), Erica Gelfand (Tufts) & Brandon Lee (Tufts) and Sketch Comedy from Major Undecided (Tufts) and Derbyn (Emerson)
 
8PM Fire Round featuring ALL TEAMS - Not Open to Public
 
10:00 PM Finals featuring the Top 2 teams in each category (Short Form, Long Form, Line Games) (Teams announced by Friday, Feb. 17 @ midnight)
 
 
2017 Festival Sponsors
 
boston burger company     vice cream     
 
 

2016 Champions: The Dimple Divers

 
 
 

Check out the Beanpot Hall of Fame. Could your team be next!!?

 

Mac Gostow | College Comedy Festival Executive Producer | collegecomedy@improvboston.com
Erin Mabee | College Comedy Festival Associate Producer
Carmen Antohi
College Comedy Festival Associate Producer
Victoria RidgeCollege Comedy Festival Associate Producer
Tom Spataro | Managing Director and Executive Producer | tom@improvboston.com
Mike Descoteaux | Artistic Director and Executive Producer | mike@improvboston.com
 
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