February 14, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
This week’s Common Hour is organized and run entirely by students. The theme as planned had been Stand-Up Comedy, particularly as informed by the liberal arts experience. Given our community’s recent loss, the students organizing the event have decided to restructure the hour in a way that honors Eric Phillips and the intellectual values of our College. We will begin with a moment of silence and a song by the Poor Richards. Following that, members of the Jesters, will present (and perform) an exploration of how comedy relates to tragedy.
The Jesters is Franklin and Marshall’s only student run organization dedicated to writing, performing, and observing stand-up comedy. Since the club’s formation in January 2011, the Jesters have performed at a myriad of venues both on and off the college campus. The largest performances include “Shamrock”, “Huckfest”, and New York Comedy Club. The Jesters are committed to improving the overall morale of the campus through comedy and affirm that a successful liberal arts experience is not complete without laughing every once in awhile.
On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, “Taste of Chocolate” accompanies the performance with the sweetness of Lancaster’s best chocolatiers to break the winter doldrums and celebrate Cupid’s day. Oranges will also be served.
This event is open to F&M students and FPS only.