Two years after the creation of the Purdue Improv Club, eight of the members created an improv troupe known as “The Ship of Fools”. Originally, they performed for each other’s entertainment, but eventually started to give public performances around campus. Now, The Fools perform multiple times a month around Purdue University, in Lafayette, throughout Indiana and the surrounding states. A former or current Fool hosts Open Forum each week, and the other members of the troupe can be seen in attendance. The Fools also perform with and/or attend the shows of other improv troupes on and around campus, such as Ad Liberation, The Crazy Monkeys, and One Size Fits All.
Jeremy Starks: Captain
Kate Borders: Communications Officer
David Felts: Treasurer
Luke Poole: Fool
Adam Weatherford: Fool
Kyle Reeves: Fool
Leah Hedrick: Fool
Becky Krause: Fool
Gavin Pugh: Fool
Josiah Telschow: Fool
We love performing. Every performance we try to learn from, and try to grow as a troupe, so we definitely love feed back.
Our major influences come from watching hours of 'Whose Line is it Anyway?'
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 100 minutes
We are a student-run improvisational comedy troupe from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. We specialize in short-form improv, which is the sort of thing you see on Whose Line Is It Anyway: a rapid-fire series of short games and skits, all of it made up on the spot based on suggestions from the audience.
Chairs for performers
As a general rule, we’ll need chairs on stage for each performer, as well as a sufficient supply of bottled water. Depending on the venue, microphones may also come into play. If you can help us by supplying extension cords so we can plug in a video camera, we would be oh so happy.
Also, food is always appreciated. We *are* college students, after all.
That all depends on the venue you’re offering, the audience you want to entertain, the organization hiring us, distance from campus, the phase of the moon, etc. This is definitely the sort of question you should contact about directly, since there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.
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